In order to serve the community well Chiropratic professionals need to educate the public regarding the nature of Chiropractic care. This website has been prepared to serve that purpose. During the last one hundred years, Chiropractic science has grown to major stature among the healing arts, reaching millions of people. It is the fastest growing health profession in the world.
In the field of Chiropractic, the pathway to good health is the spine. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to the rest of the body. Every organ, tissue, and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body. Nerves transmit sensations to the brain; including sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. The nervous system controls all other systems of the body including the respiratory, circulatory, glandular, digestive, eliminative, and reproductive systems. Nerves help maintain balance and regulate body temperature. Nerves make movement possible.
The spinal cord is the switchboard through which the nerve impulses travel. The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between the moveable vertebrae. Misalignment of the vertebrae can interfere with the normal functioning of these nerves. Misalignments can be caused by accidents, injuries, falls, bad posture, poor sleeping habits, gravity, stress, and even in the birth process, for both mother and child. This misalignment is called a “subluxation.” Subluxations can cause pain as well as malfunctions of the nervous system that alter posture, range of motion, and strength. If subluxations are left undetected or uncorrected, spinal degeneration occurs much more rapidly.
The modern Chiropractor works both directly and indirectly with the nervous system. The objective of Chiropractic care is to detect subluxations, and to correct them. Detection is done through a thorough consultation, a clinical examination, and x-rays in which the degree of spinal misalignment is measured. Through gentle, specific adjustments of the vertebrae, the nervous system is freed from interference, allowing the body to heal and reach optimal health naturally.