Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves in the body.
If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. Doctors call this a Vertebral Subluxation. Vertebral meaning the bones of the spine and subluxation meaning less than a total dislocation.
When under the proper control of your nervous system, your body is designed to resist disease and ill health.
The chiropractic approach is to locate and assist the body in removing interfences to the natural healthy state. A common interference to the nervous system is the 24 moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. The chiropractic doctor can help remove interferences by adjustments.
An adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is fixated or “locked up”. This adds motion to the joint, helping the bones gradually return to their normal position and motion.
There are many ways to adjust the spine. Usually, the doctor’s hands or a specially designed instrument deliver a brief and highly accurate thrust.
After years of training and clinical experience, each chiropractic doctor becomes highly skilled in the delivery of a variety of adjusting approaches.
People of all ages benefit from chiropractic care. Many parents have had their newborns checked for the vertebral subluxation which can occur during the trauma of birth.
Later, learning to walk, ride a bicycle and other childhood activities can cause spinal problems which eventually lead to health complaints seen later in adults. Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine. Most parents report that their children enjoy chiropractic adjustments and seem healthier than other children.
Many patients report improvement with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with the aging process.
Most patients find that periodic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active or have stressful jobs find that a schedule of preventative visits are helpful in the maintenance of good health.