What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a system of health care that focuses on the fact that the body has an ability to heal itself providing that proper homeostasis (balance) and alignment within the body is maintained. Proper balance is maintained though alignment of the spine, optimal health and nutrition, exercise, stress control and reduction, and the removal of toxins within the body. Health and the prevention of disease must be tackled from a comprehensive approach.
What are Chiropractors looking for when they examine the spine?
As chiropractors, our objective is to analyze the spine and locate and correct subluxations. When a misalingnment is found, an adjustment is given, reducing the misalignment and helping the body put the bone back to it’s correct position. This results in improved segmental functioning, improved circulation, and increased stimulation to the nervous system. The correction to these misalignment occurs over time allowing the natural healing abilities of the body to work at maximum efficiency.
How do Chiropractors approach health?
Chiropractors work to strengthen the body’s systems and prevent injuries and disease. Disease is a process that occurs over time; very rarely does sickness suddenly emerge out of the blue, it has it’s origins in subtle imbalances that develop in the body. Sickness may be related to being out of balance physically, emotionally, or chemically. If any any of these area dominate the other the result can be dis-ease or the break form optimum health and performance. Chiropractors focus on health and wellness by looking at all aspects that are important for maintaining optimum health. One of these components is realizing that misalignment in the vertebral column can produce mechanical problems that can create a state of less than optimal functioning. Misalignment in the spine are called vertebral subluxations, vertebral subluxations can lead to mechanical disorders can affect the functioning of the body: spinal misalignment can affect:
1. Proper movement of the spine, which can decrease the ability of the the spine to function optimally,
2. Affect the bodies ability to maintain proper circulation.
3. Affect the nervous system by pinching nerves and/or decrease the amount of neurological propagation of information decreasing the activation of receptors in the joints and muscles of the spine. Thus having a neurological consequence.
The diagnoses of misalignment and the early detection of mechanical problems within the spine are important preventive steps that can be taken in order to take care of the vertebrae of the spine, the spinal nerves that exist the spine and the spinal cord itself. When misalignment or fixations are not treated they will become more severe over time and have a greater negative result on your spinal column, the nervous system and the individuals overall ability to enjoy life and maximize there human potential.