the philosophy, science, and art of realigning the spine to remove interference from the nervous system, allowing the body to function at its optimal level.
Chiropractic does not treat diseases, conditions, or symptoms, but rather helps your body to function to the best of its ability. The word chiropractic means “done by hand,” as adjustments made by hand to the spinal column help the body to remove any nerve interference, allowing the body to function better.
Though chiropractic may be one of the least understood philosophies of life and health, it is based upon a few very simple ideas:
The body has an inborn ability to maintain itself in a state of proper function.
A newborn baby may seem helpless and fragile, but within that body, and within every living body, is the ability to adapt to changes in the environment, to make food into living tissue, to make the necessary chemicals to regulate every process in the body, to fight off invading organisms, to heal cuts and bruises, and to lead a productive and healthy life.
The brain and nervous system control everything in the body.
Every organ, gland, and cell in the body constantly sends and receives information to and from the brain. This allows every part of the body to work in a coordinated manner to benefit the body as a whole, producing a body that functions to the best of its ability.
Interference in the nervous system reduces the body’s ability to function at an optimal level
If there is no coordination between the brain and all parts of the body, the body is not able to function as well as it should.
A misalignment of the bones of the spine, called a subluxation, interferes with the body’s ability to act in a coordinated manner.
These slight misalignments can be caused by everyday activities, resulting in decreased communication between the brain and the body, which means your body isn’t working as well as it should be and you are not as healthy as you could be.
Chiropractors help to correct subluxation.
The purpose of a chiropractor is to locate and help to correct subluxations in children and adults so that their bodies are able to function as well as they possibly can to acheive optimal health and life.
If you and your family are not receiving regular chiropractic care, then you are not reaching your full potential in every aspect of life.