What is chiropractic?
Everything your body does has a relationship wth your nervous system.
Chiropractic care seeks to be the cure for the cause of your symptoms. As an example, imagine you have a migraine. You take a pill. Pain is gone, for now. What you have just done is equivalent to spraying a fire extinguisher (the pill) at the smoke alarm (the headache) instead of putting out the fire (the real cause of your pain). Eventually, the smoke alarm will go off again without proprer treatment of the cause.
Heal a cut, snap your fingers, speed up your heart, listen for a baby's cry, turn food into blood cells...all the result of a functioning nervous system. Mental impulses leave the brain and travel down the information superhighway of your spinal column to every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Then, a signal is sent back to your brain so it knows that everything is working correctly.
If controlling mental impulses are missing, impaired, or interfered with, the organs and tissues controlled by the affected nerve do not work as they should. Numbness, tingling and pain can be experienced, setting the stage for all types of disease and ill health. Irritated nerves can overstimulate affected organs or tissues contributing to allergic reactions, twitching, excess stomach acid and other types of hyperactive organ functions. These types of responses are called symptoms.
Frequently this interference comes from the 24 moving bones of the spinal column and the surrounding soft tissues like muscles, tendons, ligamemts and discs. Your spinal column permits you to turn and bend, while allowing nerve roots on either side to exit from between each spinal joint. Nerves can be stretched, rubbed, choked, or irritated when the bones of the spine lose their normal motion or position. When this occurs health problems may result. Doctors call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or more commonly, a Subluxation.
Doctors of Chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
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