Chiropractic is a safe, gentle health care system that has helped millions of people of all ages regain their health since 1895. Chiropractic care relies on the body’s ability to heal itself, and does not use drugs or surgery.
Gray’s Anatomy states that the nervous system–the brain, spinal cord and nerves– controls and coordinates every other organ system in the body, and adapts the body to the environment. This is true for newborn infants, as well as teens, and adults of all ages.
Minor misalignments in the spine, known as Vertebral Subluxations, can cause damaging stress to the spinal cord and nerves. When this happens, the brain’s messages to the affected organs and body parts are interfered with. As a result, the affected organs and body parts may not work as well as they are supposed to, resulting in diminished health.
The three causes of Vertebral Subluxations are physical traumas, unbalanced body chemistry/nutrition and emotional traumas. In our office, we address all three.
Doctors of chiropractic are the experts in correcting Vertebral Subluxations by using specific chiropractic adjustments, and restoring the communication between the brain and the body, so that the body can heal itself.
Another way of looking at chiropractic is this…If you came home from a long trip to find your refrigerator warm and full of spoiled food, would you first go out to the store, buy a new refrigerator and groceries? No, you’d first go to the breaker box in the house and see if the breaker to the refrigerator was flipped off. If it was, you’d flip it back on, let the refrigerator cool down and go buy some new groceries.
Our vertebra in the spine act in much the same way as the breaker box in your house. For example, if you have a misaligned vertebra that is affecting your stomach, and you keep having “acid reflux” problems, what makes more sense? Taking a chemical that shuts down the normal acid in the stomach, or checking the “breaker box”, the spine, to see if the power needs to get turned back on? It’s as simple as that.