Let’s begin the topic of “What is Chiropractic” first by talking about “What Chiropractic IS NOT!”
Chiropractic is not the treatment of disease or symptoms, even though there have been thousands of documented cases of patients’ getting better from various ailments from the common cold to eliminating headaches and back pain. Chiropractic is the branch of the Health Care System that focuses on the premise that good health depends, in part, upon a normal functioning nervous system. You see, the nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and 31 pairs of spinal nerves that directly and indirectly go to every part of your human body (organs, as well as muscles). The spinal nerves, which allow proper communication between the brain and the body, are protected by 24 movable spinal bones, known as vertebrae. When these vertebrae lose their normal motion or become misaligned, they can begin to create interference to your nervous system. Without proper nerve communication between the brain and your body, your health can start to become compromised.
The Chiropractor’s job is straight forward…….restore motion back to the spine, thus reducing the pressure on the nerves that are exiting between the vertebrae possibly causing the patient’s health concerns. So the doctor of chiropractic is more concerned about the true cause of the patient’s health issues, rather than focusing only on the symptoms. The link between the mind and the body is part of the ongoing developing science of Psychoneuroses-immunology, which is constantly proving the effectiveness of the chiropractic science since the profession was started.
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