The Basics About Chiropractic
Chiropractic has not changed in it’s concepts of health care and preventative care since its inception because the human body has not changed. The laws that govern our physiology, chemistry and biology have been and will be the same, and it is these laws that ensure the effectiveness of Chiropractic care.
The incredibly powerful science of Chiropractic is founded in its ability to help your body reconnect with its innate, or inborn, potential to heal itself. Your brain controls all the daily functions of the body, whether awake or sleeping. Millions of chemical reactions and bodily functions to all of your organs are controlled by the brain and communicated through the spinal cord every minute. Your spinal column, your backbones, are the protective encasing for the spinal cord as well as the structural framework for all of you muscles ligaments and tendons to attach to. It is the alignment, positioning, and function of the joints that directly affects the flow of nerves from your brain to all parts of the body. That is why chiropractic care is the forefront of preventative health care.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison
The doctor of the future is the Chiropractor. No other health care practitioner will help your body prevent the onset of disease and spinal decay like your Chiropractor. Much like your dentist helps prevent disease of the mouth and decay of teeth and gums, the Chiropractor will help prevent the degeneration of your spine and the nerve interference that comes along with it. Everyone knows they are supposed to go see their dentist once a year for x-rays and several times a year for cleanings and check-ups. Doesn’t it make sense to have your spine screened and checked for possible problems?
Many everyday activities can cause spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce, and help prevent nervous system dysfunction. Most of the disorders that the Chiropractor must tend to are preventable problems that could have been avoided with early detection.
When the natural flow of nerve impulses to parts of the body become blocked or are interfered with, serious and debilitating illness and health disorder can result. Chiropractic care removes this interference and restores normal nerve flow with gentle spinal adjustments.
“Play it smart… have your spine, and those of your loved ones, checked today!”
So What Is Chiropractic?
Did you know that chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the world?
Chiropractic was discovered in 1895. This conservative, drug-free, surgery-free approach to optimal health is based on the premise that the relationship between the body’s structure and function is a significant factor in your health.
Chiropractors have a minimum of a four-year curriculum after college followed by a one-year clinical internship. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Chiropractors are nerve doctors. They treat your nerves without drugs and surgery. They are trained to locate tiny areas of irritation to your nerves and remove them safely and painlessly. By removing irritation, chiropractic allows your body to function properly and to heal itself.
Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science. Decades of research are available validating its effectiveness.
Chiropractic is concerned with the care of the entire body. The doctor’s focus is on the central nervous system which controls, operates and heals all parts of the body.
A doctor of chiropractic is trained and licensed to diagnose and treat the body as a whole, including musculo-skeletal problems, organ systems, lymphatic systems, and other conditions that may interfere with the body’s overall health. Chiropractors have a minimum of a four-year curriculum after college followed by a one-year clinical internship.
Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including x-rays, to discover the state of your health, paying particular attention to your spine and bone structure. Spinal adjustment is the primary method used to help your body heal itself.
“It’s easier to stay well than to get well”
How Chiropractic Works
Every cell in your body has a nerve that goes to it. The same nerve that goes to a muscle or skin cell also goes to the organs, glands, tissues and blood vessels in that area. Your brain and central nervous system control how all parts and systems of your body perform their functions. Irritation to nerves can cause functional problems like headaches, fatigue, sinus allergies and sleep problems, irritability and digestive problems. It can cause sensory problems like pain, tension, tingling and numbness.
How chiropractic works is similar to removing a pebble from a shoe.
Have you ever had a pebble in your shoe?
A tiny pebble, because of its constant irritation of a nerve, can drive you crazy. At first it feels like a pressure, then an irritation, and finally, pain.
What happens if you move the pebble around in your shoe, but you don’t remove it. It hurts everywhere it goes, doesn’t it? That’s because there is a nerve to every cell in your body.
So what did you do about the pebble? You took your shoe off and took it out, right?
If someone else had a pebble in their shoe and told you they were taking medication for the pebble irritation, that would be ridiculous, wouldn’t it?
“It is not logical to treat a physical problem with a chemical solution!”
If they performed surgery on their foot for pebble irritation, that would be extreme, wouldn’t it?
The correct thing to do would be to remove the pebble from the shoe. It’s a physical problem causing the irritation. And that’s what chiropractors do.
Chiropractors are nerve doctors. They treat your nerves without drugs and surgery. They are trained to locate tiny areas of irritation to your nerves and remove them safely and painlessly.
By removing irritation, chiropractic allows your body to function properly and to heal itself.
A PHYSICAL PROBLEM REQUIRES A PHYSICAL SOLUTION!