Chiropractic takes a natural, systemic approach to healing. It is based on the idea that the body is an inter-related series of systems that are self-sustaining and self-healing. When parts of one or more systems are not functioning at their peak, the overall performance of the human body will be negatively impacted. The body is controlled by the brain. For all systems to operate properly, the brain must be able to send signals to the vast networks of nerves along the spinal cord. When a vertebrae in your spine becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to as a subluxations. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is misaligned, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. The misalignment interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly. Removing structural and postural imbalance allows our body to heal itself.
Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not used as a form of treatment but are viewed as an aid in treating symptoms.
While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Regular chiropractic visits can help to prevent physical problems and injuries from occurring. Other potential benefits of regular chiropractic visits are increased flexibility and mobility, higher level of energy, improved posture, more effective immune system, better circulation, and an overall better feeling of well-being.