What is chiropractic?

What is Chiropractic?


Chiropractic is from the Greek word meaning, “Done by Hand.” Many people believe Chiropractic care is for back pain. While Chiropractic can help significantly with back pain, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Chiropractic care is really based on the functioning of the nervous system which controls every part of our bodies.

The importance of a functioning nervous system

The reason that Chiropractors focus on specific spinal adjustments is because the spine protects the spinal cord otherwise known as the headquarters of the nervous system. Protruding off the spinal cord and through the openings on the bones of your spine are nerves which connect to every part of your body. If the nerves are damaged or compressed, it causes dysfunction in the body resulting in pain, sickness, and possibly death. Due to activities in our daily lives like injuries, sports, or even stress the bones in our spines can get out of place causing unnecessary and abnormal pressure on the nerves.

How does a chiropractor help?

The chiropractor’s job is to adjust the bones into proper alignment so that the body can function as normal. Our bodies are amazing pieces of machinery. If we get a cut, our body heals it on its own, we breathe without effort, digest food without thinking, and create new human beings without telling the body what to do. Chiropractors do not heal disease, they simply correct nerve interference so that the body can do what it was designed to do. Regular chiropractic care can minimize nerve interference by keeping your spine in proper alignment, leading to sustained health and wellness. Chiropractic care can help with many known health conditions like headaches, infertility, and fatigue. Pain and symptoms are generally late stages of nerve interference therefore your spine may be out of alignment without you even knowing it. Unleash the power of your body and make an appointment today!

A total healthcare system

Many people visit chiropractors because they are struggling with an issue whether that be back pain or headaches. While a chiropractor can help with those issues and a variety of others the true goal of a chiropractor is to help each person prevent pain, sickness, and disease before it occurs. Instead of simple treating symptoms they work to find the root cause of your issues which is a subluxation in your spine causing your nervous system not to function properly. You don’t need to have pain or any symptoms to have interference in your nervous system. In many cases the problem is there long before any pain or symptoms are present and once they are it can take much longer to restore your body to health. Changing the way you think about your healthcare is the first step to achieving true health. Take steps today through nutrition, increased activity, positive thinking, and chiropractic care to prevent problems before they start and maintain your health now and in the future.