What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is based on the premise that much of our good health depends upon a normally functioning nervous system. The nervous system, which coordinates function of muscles, joints, and internal organs, may be affected by disorders of the skeletal system, especially of the spinal column. Problems occur because of injury, aging, stress or any number of life factors.
Doctors of Chiropractic seek to restore and preserve health by correcting or relieving the spinal and structural causes of impaired nervous system function called vertebral subluxations.
Chiropractic care most often includes hands-on corrective or mobilizing adjustments of the spine and/or extremities through a gentle manipulation so that the nervous system can perform normally. As well, chiropractic care uses other physiotherapeutics, exercise, and nutrition to restore the spine to its natural, healthy state. Chiropractic care works with the human body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Chiropractors are also trained to realize that there are many causes for peoples’ symptoms and are trained to recognize and refer those patient's with conditions which do not typically respond to chiropractic 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."
For many people, using chiropractic’s natural, drugless approach for their health is a way of life. Just like regular dental care is essential for healthy teeth and gums, eating a well balanced diet is essential for good health, or regular exercise is essential for decreasing cardiovascular disease and maintaining proper body composition; regular chiropractic care is essential for maintaining maximum health and nervous system function.
Being healthy is not an accident. Chiropractic care enhances your body’s own natural ability to heal and repair itself. Chiropractic care treats the cause of the problem, not just the symptom. Regular chiropractic care is a good idea. Periodic adjustments of the spine are cost efficient and pay big dividends. How long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.