Chiropractic is based on a scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of your body. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these vertebrae (bones) lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This interference disrupts the normal function of the tissues and/or organs that those nerves control. This malfunction is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex’ (VSC).
VSC consists of five (5) component parts:
- Spinal Kinesiopathology: Abnormal motion or position of spinal bones or vertebrae.
- Neuropathophysiology: Abnormal nervous system function.
- Myopathology: Abnormal muscle function.
- Histopathology: Abnormal soft tissue function.
- Pathophysiology: Abnormal function of the spine and body.
Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of VSC, the art of correcting them, and the philosophy of things natural.
Subluxations can cause many symptoms. The most common are:
But, they can also cause and/or aggravate:
ONLY THE BODY CAN HEAL ITSELF. When there is interference within, the body needs help to remove the interference. Then, and only then, can it begin to function normally. Without the use of drugs and surgery. Chiropractic doctors recognize that regardless of the type of doctor you consult, doctors don’t heal, only the body can heal itself. So your Chiropractic doctor’s main purpose is to reduce interference to your inborn healing ability.
Chiropractors go through 4 years of post-graduate training to detect and remove these Subluxations. This is done through a method called an ‘adjustment’. The word ‘adjustment’ describes hundreds of ways of using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal bones to a more normal position or motion. When spinal function is improved, nervous system function (health) can improve too. Only after these years of training do Chiropractic doctors become experts at using just the right amount of force in the right direction. Adjustments help return the bones to a more normal position, relieving the pressure on the nerves and in turn relieving pain and disease. Chiropractic is truly at art.
Once thoroughly examined by a Chiropractic physician, you will be prescribed a specific treatment regiment based on your findings and tailored to your body’s needs. Once this regiment is completed a continued schedule of Chiropractic checkups will be recommended to maintain optimal health. Find out how Chiropractic Care, combined with proper diet, exercise and other aspects of good health can enhance your well-being and help you enjoy life to the fullest. Call us TODAY and see how Total Health and Wellness Center can help you.