What is Chiropractic Care?
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest their patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. – Thomas Edison
Chiropractic is a branch of health care that focuses on the treatment and prevention of disease and not just symptom relief, although people may feel relief from symptoms such as pain, muscle spasms, numbness, weakness, headaches, constipation, and many other issues related to a improperly functioning nervous system.
How can adjustments to the spine be such an effective treatment for neck/back pain as well as improve your overall health? The spinal column encases the spinal cord, which is the master control for all cells, tissue, and organ function. Because of the intimate relationship between the spinal column and the spinal cord/nerves, biomechanical and structural abnormalities between the vertebrae of the spinal column can cause irritation to the nerves and cord known as a subluxation. By correcting these subluxations with specific adjustments, the Chiropractor can allow the nervous system to work freely with no interferences or irritation. A nervous system that is functioning at 100% is able to heal injury, maintain proper muscle tone, battle minor infections, and fight off disease.