Chiropractic is a health care discipline based on the scientific premise that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body.
A common interference to the nervous system is the twenty-four moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or function of these bones and surrounding tissues and nerves (called a subluxation) can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system causing pain and restricted movement. This can present as low back pain and headaches, but can also cause related symptoms in arms and legs.
Chiropractors aim to improve nervous system function primarily through chiropractic adjustments (with particular attention to the spine, skull and pelvis), to help remove any interference that may be impairing normal health and to restore your own inborn ability to be healthy. A variety of adjusting techniques are used making it suitable for all ages. You are never too old or young and it’s never too late to start.
When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissue, and organs of your body are designed to function well and resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help reduce interferences to your natural state of being healthy.
Causes of interference can be from physical, chemical and/or emotional causes. Chiropractic is also about identifying the causes of the interference and so also places an emphasis on nutrition and exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications.