WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC
Taking a Natural Systemic Approach to Healing
Chiropractic is a way of looking at the human body as a whole. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing.
You know that your body is controlled by your brain, but the spinal cord and vast network of nerves that carry its messages are just as important. When this system is not functioning at its peak, your body’s overall performance suffers.
In the chiropractic world, we don’t use drugs to treat our patients. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as bandaids to treat symptoms rather than treating the source of the problem. Chiropractic treats the problem naturally and in turn prompts the body to heal itself.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor solely treats back and neck pain, this is a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with many different health issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, and headaches among many more.
HOW CHIROPRACTIC WORKS
The nervous system controls all voluntary movement, such as speech and walking, and involuntary movements, such as blinking and breathing. It is also the core of our thoughts, perceptions, and emotions. The nervous system is the body’s main communication system. A barrage of input coming from all over our body travels through the spinal cord to the brain. The input is integrated and a response is generated. The response, a motor output, is a signal transmitted back through the spine to organs than can convert the signal into some form of action, such as movement, changes in heart rate, release of hormones, etc. Therefore, in order for our body to function properly, our spine must be free of interference – so the nervous system can communicate with the rest of our body.
REMOVING THE INTERFERENCE
This interference is known as vertebral subluxation complex, or just subluxations. When subluxations impact the nervous system, a wide array of symptoms can appear depending on which area of the spine is subluxated and which nerves are being impacted. This explains why chiropractors are able to treat so many conditions throughout the body with chiropractic adjustments.
Subluxations may be caused by poor posture, a fall, an accident, sports injuries, and even through the process of being born. Some signs of subluxations are:
- Loss of proper motion
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Posture imbalance
- Muscle spasms on the spine
- Low energy
- Poor health
- Additional health issues
SAFE, EFFECTIVE, DRUG-FREE HEALTHCARE
Chiropractors are the only doctors to detect and remove subluxations from the spine through chiropractic adjustments. It is a safe and natural approach that concentrates on maximizing the whole function of the body without the use of drugs or surgery, and the benefits are often long-lasting. It’s no wonder that chiropractic is so effective and the most popular form of natural healthcare in the world.