Chiropractic care revolves around one thing and that’s your nervous system. Why? Because your entire body revolves around one thing and that is…you guessed it, your nervous system. It is this system that controls every single cell, piece of tissue, vital organ, and all the working pieces of your body; without its proper function, every aspect of your body could be affected.
The nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, and all those tiny nerves that spread to the tips of your fingers all the way down to the bottoms of your feet. Chiropractic care is a science and a philosophy that stresses the importance of the link between one’s nervous system and the overall health of the body.
Unlike the brain, the spinal cord does not have a thick skull protecting it from outside forces. The 24 moving vertebrate that surround your spine are virtually defenseless when a sudden force impacts the body. Once something knocks one of these bones out of place or affects its proper motion, the whole body pays the price. In what is known as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, nerves become affected and signals are interfered with as a result of moved vertebrae.
Chiropractic care is the process of identifying areas in which the spine is misaligned and then working to correct them over time. By applying the right amount of pressure in the right place, spinal function is improved and any displacements are corrected. Chiropractors understand that the body is its own best doctor and rather than healing from the outside, they simply work to reduce any internal factors that are preventing the body from healing on its own. Chiropractic care corrects the underlying cause through treatment rather than covering up the symptoms as most drugs do.