Chiropractic is an art, science and a philosophy. The art of chiropractic comes from the skill necessary to successfully correct your spine by making specific spinal adjustments. The science of Chiropractic comes from the systematic method by which a Chiropractor analyzes your spine. The philosophy of Chiropractic states that your body is inherently intelligent and that the body has the ability to heal itself.
What do Chiropractors do? Chiropractors mainly focus on two things. They specialize in treating physical problems and they restore effective communication in the nervous system, which is the traffic light system of the body. To explain what we mean by these two statements we should start by saying that all doctors are specialists in their own field. Any doctor is going to be the most successful when they treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. For example, when you go to a medical doctor you would expect him to recommend some type of medication. This medication is a chemical. Even though chemicals are great at solving chemical problems, they can not solve a physical problem. However, they can make the pain or the symptom go away for awhile. Later when the pain comes back, the person is forced to take the chemical again and again in an addictive cycle.
Let’s look at another example. When a person is involved in an automobile accident, is this a chemical or a physical accident? Physical! Since the incident is physical most likely it has caused a physical problem. Instead of just taking chemicals to kill the pain, doesn’t it make sense to see a doctor who specializes in treating physical problems? So if you hurt your neck or back while you were out doing something physical like working, playing sports or just getting up on the wrong side of the bed, what type of doctor should you go see? See a Chiropractor because they specialize in treating patients with these type of complaints. (Also click on Research and Chiropractic for more details)
So what do we mean when we say that Chiropractic restores effective communication in the body. Most people know that Chiropractors work with the spine. What most people do not know is that there are two nerves that come off the spinal cord between each of the 26 movable segments of your spine. These nerves are the traffic lights of the body. They tell everything what to do and when to do it. Interfering with these signals has the same effect that messing with real traffic lights does. It causes traffic jams! A traffic jams in our body means that poor health and sickness are starting to back up. At this point, making a Chiropractic adjustment does the same thing as turning on the traffic lights does. Soon the body starts to heal itself and traffic goes back to normal.
The connection of the spine to the nervous system is the only way to explain why we have seen people in our clinic with headaches, sinusitis, allergies, asthma, dizziness, heart burn and kidney and prostate infections clear up with a simple spinal adjustment. Does this happen every time? No it does not, but you would be amazed at how often it does! Understanding and utilizing the valuable specialty of Chiropractic is essential to being healthy and realizing your full potential. Your Chiropractors no nonsense approach of treating the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms will save and prolong your health.