Chiropractic is the science, philosophy, and art of detecting and correcting vertebral subluxations to restore normal nervous system function and increase a person’s life potential.
The brain controls every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. It does this by sending electrical signals from the brain to the body to regulate and coordinate all functions and aspects of your body. These signals pass down the spinal cord and thru the nerves that pass out of your spinal column and go to every area of your body. If one of the bones of the spinal column moves out of proper position (what chiropractors call a subluxation,), it can irritate the nerve that passes thru that area and cause a breakdown in the communication pathway from the brain to the body. This process will cause poor function, sickness, and disease.
God designed our body to be self healing and self regulating to the constant stresses and demands that we place upon it; that is, we all have an innate (or inborn) intelligence within us that allows us to heal ourselves. If the body cannot accomplish this itself, then there is interference in the communication pathways. If the pathways are clear, we are able to heal and function at an optimum level.
Chiropractors check the vertebrae in the spine to find subluxations. This is a hands-on sensitivity that is learned over time. If one or more subluxations are found, the chiropractor will then use his/her hands or an instrument and apply a specific force, speed, and torque to your spine moving the vertebrae closer to their normal position (this is a chiropractic adjustment). As your body adapts to the changes, your communication pathways will become clear and your body will function at a greater potential.