What is Chiropractic
Chiropractic is a philosophy, a science and an art. Chiropractic philosophy states that the human body is self-healing and self-regulating. The science is the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls and coordinates ALL body function. The boney spinal column protects the central nervous system. A misalignment to the spine causes interference between the brain and the body. When there is interference between the brain and the body (called a vertebral subluxation), our ability to self-heal and self-regulate is compromised.
The art of chiropractic is in the chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments remove interference to the brain-body communication and restore body function.
Chiropractic is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system.
Chiropractic works by helping to restore your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissue, and organs of your body are designed to function well and resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help reduce interference's to your natural state of being healthy.
A common interference to the nervous system is the twenty four 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. This can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses.
Chiropractors aim to improve nervous system function primarily through chiropractic adjustments (with particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis), to help remove any interference that may be impairing normal health.
What do chiropractors do?
Chiropractors are the spinal health experts. Helping to restore proper spinal bio-mechanics and improved nervous system function begins with a patient’s case history. This gives the chiropractor a background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details affecting your current health.
After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed. X-rays may be taken to uncover structural and functioning problems associated with the spinal column. These examinations help identify areas of spinal malfunction and resulting nervous system deficit.
The findings of these examinations are explained and a plan of chiropractic adjustments may be recommended. Progress is monitored with periodical examinations and follow-up reports.