According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
Spinal Health & Well-Being
Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments- that we call subluxations- can cause poor health and function, even in areas very far away from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to it's ever changing environment. Even the tiniest malfunction of your spine could alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that part of your body from responding optimally. This can present as mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.
Natural Healthcare Without Drugs or Surgery
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments, and restore proper function to the nervous system. Once aligned, this helps your body heal naturally from the inside out. Chiropractic doesn't use drugs or surgery. A chiropractic adjustment- using the precise specific force to a specific spinal segment can correct the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assist your body in healing on it's own.
How Can Chiropractic Benefit Me?
Many people unfamiliar with chiropractic care may wonder what differentiates it from traditional medical approaches, or physical therapy. The goal of chiropractic is similar to that of its counterparts, in that it seeks to aid in the treatment and recovery process for patients with an illness or injury.
The difference is that chiropractic focuses on the whole body by way of the nervous system, noting that the spine contains many connection points for nerves across the body.