What Is Chiropractic?
It’s a natural method of healthcare that focuses on treating the causes of physical problems. Chiropractic is based on a simple premise. Your spine is the lifeline of your nervous system which controls all the functions of your body. With a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, your body is better able to heal itself.
DO CHIROPRACTORS ONLY WORK ON THE SPINE?
NO-Although the spine is chiropractics primary focus, all the joints in the body can malfunction and be adjusted. This includes the wrist , the jaw and even the skull. Further to this, chiropractic is actually more about the nerve system. Therefore muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and all the body parts nerves control can be affected by chiropractic care. Spinal adjustments are what we do most often but many other procedures to improve the function of most body parts are also used.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC WORK?
When joints are STUCK, or move improperly, interference to your nervous system, malfunction and ill health can result. The goal of the chiropractor is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to remove this interference, allowing your body the greatest opportunity to heal itself. Chiropractors call this interference SUBLUXATIONS, and refer to their correction as ADJUSTMENTS.
WHAT DOES CHIROPRACTIC CURE?
Chiropractic does not cure anything. Rather we endeavour to provide the conditions to let the body “cure” itself. Chiropractic care is successful with a wide variety of health problems outside of “back” problems. With a more normal nerve supply, your body’s natural healing capacity can improve a variety of health problems. We suggest paying attention to all your body functions when you start your program of care and note which ones improve. This will help determine the benefit chiropractic is to you.
BUT WHAT IS MOST LIKELY TO IMPROVE?
SUBLUXATIONS are a STRESS to your body. Under stress the human body is likely to slow digestion and reproduction, and speed up stress survival mechanisms. By reducing your bodies internal stress, more energy will be available for healing. Almost anything is possible.