What is Chiropractic?
Taking a Natural Systemic Approach to Healing
Chiropractic is a way of looking at the human body as a whole. It's based on the idea that the body is a self-sustaining and self-healing organism. This function is controlled by what is referred to a our body's INNATE INTELLIGENCE. As an example: Let's say your three old has 1/2 of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a banana, and a glass of milk. Does your child have to know what digestive enzymes are required and in what quantities? How long should the food remain in the stomach before entering the small intestine? Of course not! This veritable symphony of events is totally orchestrated by the brain by virtue of the nervous system. And the better the nervous system functions, the better WE function.
As mentioned earlier, your body is controlled by your brain, but the spinal cord and vast network of nerves that carry its messages are just as important. When this vital communication system is not functioning at its peak, your body’s overall performance suffers.
In the chiropractic world, we don’t use drugs to treat our patients. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as bandaids to treat symptoms rather than treating the source of the problem. Chiropractic addresses the problem naturally and in turn prompts the body to heal itself.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor solely treats back and neck pain, this is a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only assist with soft and osseous problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with many different health issues. Remember, everything is controlled by the brain through the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Improved communication means improved health and function.