What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on healthcare discipline that focuses on the spine and the neuro-musculoskeletal system. They take a hands-on approach to healthcare focusing on the connection between the spine and all other parts of the body.

Doctors of Chiropractic are specifically trained to detect and correct problems in the spine (often before the patient is even aware they exist) with the objective of correcting misalignments and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

While many people think that chiropractic is a great way to help decrease neck or back pain, it's much more than that. Chiropractic is a lifestyle that involves all aspects of wellness, including improved spinal mechanics, nutrition, exercise, and stress relief.

How Does Chiropractic Work?

Your backbone (spine) plays a very important role in your health because it provides protection for your brain, spinal cord, and nerves (nervous system). When your nervous system is working correctly, you will have health; however, when your nervous system is not working correctly (misalignments, pinched nerves etc.), you will have ill-health or dis-ease, pain or body organ and system dysfunction causing all sorts of symptoms.

Your nervous system controls and regulates all these functions of your body:

  • Cardiovascular system - heart, arteries, veins, capillaries
  • Endocrine system - hormones
  • Digestive system - stomach, liver, gall bladder, intestines, colon
  • Respiratory system - lungs, bronchioles
  • Musculoskeletal system - bones, muscles, tendons, connective tissue
  • Immune system - bone marrow, thymus, lymph tissue, spleen, liver, intestinal tract, skin, bowels
  • Urinary system - kidneys, bladder
  • Reproductive system - uterus, ovaries, prostate, testes
Important Chiropractic Concepts:
  • The body has the ability to heal itself.
  • The body structure and spine have a direct effect on the body’s different functions through the nervous system.
  • Overall health and well-being is affected by the relationship between the body and spine.

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