WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic involves the study of science, art and philosophy
The science of locating and adjusting vertebral subluxations
A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment in the spine that interferes with the nervous system. A vertebral subluxation is adjusted so that the body can better heal itself. Sciences are studied which pertain to human biology – especially the intricate relationship between the spinal segments and the nerve system.
The art of locating and correcting the vertebral subluxations
Chiropractic art is the physical expression of its philosophy and involves the means by which doctors of chiropractic locate and correct (adjust) vertebral subluxations.
The philosophy of health that promotes a subluxation-free life
Philosophy considers the fundamental nature of existence, of human beings and their interaction with the environment. The philosophy of chiropractic is most interested in the effect of vertebral subluxation on the body’s innate striving to express and maintain its own health.
Misalignments of your spine and poor health
No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments—called subluxations—can cause pain, poor health and function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.
Natural health care without drugs or surgery
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment—the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment—corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.