Chiropractic and the chiropractic lifestyle

The Science

Since it's beginning, chiropractic has been based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls every part of the body.

While the brain is protected by the skull, the spine is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs the nerves control, and is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex or Subluxation Syndrome.

Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal joint dysfunction, the art of correcting them, and the philosophy of things natural.

The Art

After a thorough examination and a review of your health history, your chiropractor will recommend a specific care program. If yours is a chiropractic case, this will include specific spinal adjustments.

The words "chiropractic adjustment" describes ways using carefully directed and controlled pressure to restore spinal bones to a more normal position or motion. When spinal function is improved, nervous system function (health) can improve too.

After years of training, chiropractic doctors become experts at using the right amount of force in the right direction. This may require a quick movement or in other instances a slow and constant pressure. Chiropractic adjustment is truly an art.

The Philosophy

Your chiropractor will focus on reducing or removing any interference to your own inborn healing abilities.

Chiropractic is the science, art, and philosophy that concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system and the function (health) of the body.

Todays Doctor of Chiropractic takes four years of post graduate education to master the adjusting "art" of chiropractic.

In addition to the science and art, Chiropractic philosophy recognises that only the power that created the body can heal the body-if there isn't any interference. 

Instead of covering up your symptoms with drugs, chiropractic looks to correct the underlying cause(s).