Chiropractic is a complete system of healthcare focused on restoring, preserving, and optimizing healt by natural hands-on care. Where conventional or "allopathic" medicine focuses on curing illness through surgery and pharmaceuticals, the goal of chiropractic is to optimize health with a non-invasive approach that does not use drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic's primary avenue of care is manipulation of the spine and the framework of the body.
The spine is an important structure that houses and provides protection for the spinal cord, while providing mobility for the upper body.
This dual requirement of strength and flexibility makes the spine a very complex structure, with multiple joints at each spinal segment (the vertebrae) forming the spinal column.
When these joints (also known as articulations) are not positioned or functioning normally, it can affect the nerves exiting the spine.Chiropractic care attends to irritations along the spine by manually repositioning these joints. This is a chiropractic "adjustment."
The body is a self-regulating, self-maintaining organism;
The nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body;
The spine and vertebrae house and protect the nervous system;
Vertebral subluxations can occur and interfere with the function of the nervous system;
Reducing and/or correcting vertebral subluxations allows the nervous system to function better and allows the fullest expression of life.