The doctor of chiropractic analyzes your body for vertebral subluxation, a severe form of spine and nerve stress. The doctor uses their hands and other analysis tools to find these subluxations. They then correct or remove any spinal nerve stress using various adjustment techniques.
These problems may occur in infancy from birth or other childhood incidents. They can also develop later in life from emotional tension or stress and can gradually damage your spine. Violent injuries from automobile accidents or sports can suddenly damage your spine and knock your body out of alignment causing pain and other symptoms.
Nearly everyone eventually gets spinal nerve stress and so is affected by subluxations. It is a hidden epidemic in our modern society. You regularly check your teeth and health with check ups and dental exams. We need to have our spines checked by a doctor of chiropractic’s regularly to maintain our body's health and functions.
Chiropractors perform treatments by working with the bones and nerves of the spinal column and spinal cord respectively. Chiropractors spend years of highly specialized training in order to locate where misplaced spinal vertebrae are impinging the nerves which travel down the spinal cord and out through the spinal column to the muscles, organs, and glands of the body. After locating the vertebrae impinging the nerves (subluxations) the chiropractor, using various highly specialized techniques, is able to re-align the misplaced vertebrae and thus release pressure on the nerves. That is called a spinal adjustment.
All kinds of conditions are treated with chiropractic care, such as back and neck pain, colds or ear infections, PMS, spinal or disc problems, arthritis, insomnia, stress, vision problems, headaches or migraines, allergies, sinus congestion, colic, high blood pressure, pregnancy pains and much more.
The above list may seem long as though chiropractors were a panacea. The truth is that most textbooks list over two hundred diseases treated by chiropractic. Please be mindful of the fact that chiropractic care is not like one drug used for one condition, but on the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself, concerned with the systems of the body such as nerves, circulatory, digestive, respiratory immune, reproductive, hormonal, muscular skeletal, etc., and seeks to correct health problems within those systems.
You can receive chiropractic treatments even while under medical care. Having your spinal nerve stress corrected is important no matter what other type of care your receiving. MD’s and other healers cannot tell if you’re suffering from spinal nerve stress and are not trained in correcting it.
In chiropractic there are other significant factors besides vertebral adjusting. Including five laws to obey for those who desire health and longevity: 1) Proper nutrition 2) Adequate rest 3) Moderate exercise 4) A positive mental attitude 5) Proper nerve supply and communication
The actual goal of chiropractic treatment is not the treatment of disease but rather the enhancement of health through the reduction of spinal nerve stress. Spinal health can be as important for your overall health and healing as proper nutrition and a good night sleep. A healthy spine is absolutely essential and in some it is a major factor and can make the difference between a life of health, strength, and vitality or a life of disease, weakness, and disability.
Everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractic is most notably known for decreasing or resolving neck and back pain caused by a myriad of conditions of the spine as well as other joint pain (shoulder, ankle, wrist, etc.). But because the spine is the protective housing for the central nervous system which sends signals to control every system of the body, chiropractic care can boost the immune system and many other functions of the body and keep them functioning at optimum levels.