What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body.  

Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and millions of nerves. While your brain is protected by the skull, your spinal cord is protected by the 24 moveable bones of your spine called vertebrae.

Since these vertebrae were designed by the body to allow motion, they are more vulnerable to injury than the rigid skull. Therefore, we see that many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion. When a vertebra loses its normal position it can interfere with the nerves as they leave the spine.  Irritation of nerves results in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately, ill health. We call this condition a Vertebral Subluxation (sub- luk-s a '-shun ) Complex (VSC).

What Chiropractors do?

Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxation complexes.  To correct a VSC chiropractors use a hands-on method called an adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment is the use of a specific amount of force in a precise direction applied to the vertebra in the spine that is causing nerve interference. Adjustments help to return the bone to its normal position, thus relieving tension and pressure from the nerves. In addition, chiropractors are trained to adjust all the bones of the body including those in your legs, feet and arms as well as your jaw (TMJ). Adjustment of your feet can be very beneficial to the functioning of your entire body. After all, if the foundation of a structure is not balanced it is hard to make the roof level.

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