Your nervous system controls everything.
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of your body.
Instead of covering up your symptoms with drugs, chiropractic looks to correct the underlying cause or causes.
The science: Since its beginning chiropractic has been based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs these nerves control, and is called the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal malfunction, the art of correcting them, and the philosophy of things natural.
Today’s doctor of chiropractic takes four years of post-graduate college education to master the adjusting “art” of chiropractic
The Art: after a thorough examination and a review of your health history, your chiropractor will recommend a specific care program. If yours is a chiropractic case, this will include specific spinal adjustments.
The word adjustment describes hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal bones to a more normal position and motion. When spinal function is improved, nervous system function can improve too. After years of training, chiropractic doctors become experts at using just the right amount of force in the right direction. This may require a quick movement or in other instances a slow and constant pressure. Chiropractic truly is an art.
Chiropractic philosophy recognizes that only the power that created the body can heal the body – if there isn’t any interference.
The Philosophy: Besides the science and art, chiropractic has a philosophical aspect. Chiropractic doctors recognize that regardless of the type of doctor you consult, doctors don’t heal, only the body can heal itself. So your chiropractor’s main purpose is to reduce interference to your inborn healing ability.