Chiropractors use natural, drugless, non-surgical health care and rely on the body’s inherent recuperative abilities. Their vision encompasses the entire individual in all of his or her unique complexity, and they work in partnership with their patients to ensure optimal health and wellness in all facets of their lives.
The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic, stressing the patient’s overall well-being. It recognizes that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment and heredity. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining optimal health naturally so that the body is better able to resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease.
Chiropractic’s health benefits are so much greater than the relief of back or neck pain. Chiropractic is whole-body health care with the vision to see the body as much more than the sum of its parts.
The science of chiropractic emphasizes the relationship between the spine and the nervous system, and how that relationship affects function and health. Spinal misalignments (known as vertebral subluxations) can interfere with the transmission of information from the brain, over the spinal cord and/or nerve roots to any or all systems of the body. The resulting altered information produces altered function and lowered resistance, which often results in symptoms and disease.
Doctors of chiropractic use a broad range of techniques to locate, analyze and gently correct vertebral subluxations. They do this so that the body’s communication system can work more effectively to initiate, control and coordinate the various functions of the cells, organs and systems of the body.