What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical and least invasive approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care helps to restore health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body. This is done primarily by adjusting the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning at an optimum level, this communication is unimpeded, and the messages from the nervous systme flow throughout the body without interference. This allows the body to remain in homeostatic balance attaining the optimum level for the patient.
Addressing the Root of the Problem
The nervous system serves as the body's wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and "dis" ease may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to that hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.
According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Chiropractors can deliver short-term and long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.
"The Nervous System controls and coordinates all of the organs and structures of the Human Body."
Gray's Anatomy pg 4 40th Edition