What is Chiropractic
Taking A Natural Systemic Approach To Healing
an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea
that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in
essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection
via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up
the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the
overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
How does it work?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of
removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to
allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of
nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the
network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any
interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove
these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform
as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at it's peak.