Put simply it is the practice of spinal manipulation and skeletal-muscular adjustment to help the body function as it has evolved to. It is based on the belief that our bodies have the natural ability to heal without invasive treatment or drugs of any kind.
Spinal irregularities can affect the nervous system. The spinal column and the various branching nerves, literally a communication highway or biological internet if you will, communicate with the other body systems and if impaired contribute to, or in some cases, are outright causes of, many ailments. “Putting the body right” … putting things back in place, can free up those communication log jams helping the body function as it should.
Chiropractic is the most holistic, drug-free, cost effective alternative in comparison to standard medical care on the market today.
In “Chiropractic jargon” these irregularities of the spine are called “Subluxations”. In real-speak this refers to “mechanical compression and irritation to spinal joints and nerves. When we think of the body as a complete, interactive number of subsystems that work together as a miraculous whole the picture becomes clear.
A variety of things can cause vertebral subluxations. Out of place vertebra due to a fall or a sporting accident. Total misalignment thanks to bad posture. Swelling due to damage to intervertebral joints. Inflammation from lack of pure water or an unhealthy diet. Or even the results of stress and lack of proper rest and relaxation.
You’d be surprised by the possible causes. And if you have never tried it, I will bet you will be astonished at the difference Chiropractic can make in your life.