There are many reasons people seek chiropractic care - some for wellness, others for
pain relief. The public is shying away
from drugs and surgery, and demanding
a less invasive-more holistic approach
to health. This shift has heightened the
awareness of chiropractic to where it
is now the number three form of health
care in the U.S. (behind medicine and
dentistry). Still only 20% of the public
has been to a chiropractor. This is possibly
due to their unfamiliarity or lack of
understanding of chiropractic treatment. Most people
are very misinformed and have a distorted
view of chiropractic. The following document addresses the most commonly asked questions about the chiropractic healing
The science of chiropractic is based on the basic principal that normal body function is essential to health, and normal body function is directly dependent on a properly functioning nervous system. The nervous system is the primary governing system in your body; it controls every other body function - it controls your heart, your liver, your kidneys, everything! It is the very first system to be formed in the developing embryo, and it is responsible for the proper formation and development of all the other body systems. No organ or muscle system can function on it's own without proper input from the nervous system.
spinal cord. So important is the nervous system that
it is the
in bone - i.e. your
to our spine
see the CFR
on the nerve
and is frequently experienced as pain.
do not cause
Long term dis-ease leads to a slow breakdown in the functioning
of that particular organ system and eventually gives rise
to disease . . . and that is how people get sick!
is not usually
something you catch
- it is
interference. In chiropractic,
job is to
nerve, relieves your pain and
to the involved
So this is the basic principle of chiropractic, and it makes total sense! But occasionally people still tell me that they don't believe in chiropractic. I think it is safer to say that they just don't understand chiropractic. It's not really something you believe in or you don't, it's just the way the body works! Remember, the body is an amazingly intelligent machine which is fully capable of healing itself. It doesn't really need any help from the outside - it just needs no interference on the inside.
"The Body Heals, and the Doctor Gets the
Credit". In chiropractic we understand this concept and work with it, always trying to facilitate and encourage
normal body function through a properly functioning nervous
system. In the words of Dr. Patch Adams, "Treat the
patient, not the disease." Doesn't that make sense?
Remember, it is so much easier to stay well then it is to
try and get well - and just because you are not sick, doesn't
necessarily mean that you are healthy. So
stay well and get Adjusted - for the Health of it!
The Interest of Better Health,
Nerve Function Chart