What is Chiropractic

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic science is an approach to human health that focuses on the state of the spine and nervous system in the pursuit of optimal health. Abnormalities and misalignments of the spine, or subluxations, distort and interrupt the normal function of the nervous system often causing serious negative health problems. 

  “Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.” – Association of Chiropractic Colleges 

Choose Chiropractic First!

Not only is chiropractic a natural, drugless way to decrease pain. Chiropractic is based on a scientific approach designed to keep the body function well. Through the correction of subluxations, chiropractic care enables the body to heal itself. Chiropractic care focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems rather than just treating the symptoms. It is based on the simple premise that with a normally functioning spine and healthy nerve system, the body is better able to heal itself because the spine is the lifeline of the nervous system, it controls feeling, movement, and all function through your body.

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove interferences (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae) to your nervous system. With improved spinal function comes improved nervous system function.  A healthy spine and a healthy lifestyle are your keys to optimal health. Chiropractic’s vitalitistic approach to restoring the body’s innate ability to function makes it an effective choice for many illnesses and conditions. Many conditions may be caused by abnormal nerve function in the body, which respond well to chiropractic care.

Modern chiropractic began in 1895 by D.D. Palmer who developed a concept that the body has an internal power to heal itself. The first chiropractic adjustment was performed on Harvey Lillard who was a deaf janitor. Lillard’s hearing returned after a spinal adjustment. After helping patients with digestive troubles, sciatica, heart problems, headaches, and back pain, Dr. Palmer realized he had discovered something more far-reaching.

We believe in least invasive to most: chiropractic first, drugs next, and surgery last. Our doctors facilitate health through specific adjustments, physical therapy modalities, exercise routines, nutritional recommendations, orthotics and daily living modifications.

ADJUSTMENT               SUBLUXATION               PHASE OF CARE               SPINAL DEGENERATION               EDUCATION


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