Chiropractic care is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. The moving bones of the spine, called vertebrae, protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If this nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. Doctors call this the spinal joint fixation, or the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractic is the science of locating these fixations or subluxations, and the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system via chiropractic manipulation.
How Chiropractic Works
Chiropractic works by restoring your normal function of the nervous system. When under control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. A common interference to this nervous system control is the 24 moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. This can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses. With improved spinal function there is often improved nervous system function. Your chiropractic doctor can help remove interference that may be impairing normal health. Since the primary focus of your care at a chiropractic clinic is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many health conditions not normally thought of as back problems.
Getting adjusted as a newborn/infant/toddler is just as important as getting adjustments when you are an adult. A commonly asked question we get from our current patients is do we adjust the newborn/infant/toddler the same way as we adjust them? The answer to that question is not exactly. The technique we use on newborn/infant/toddlers is a much more gentle technique. The similarity is that the newborn/infant/toddler still has the same healthy effects as the adult who gets adjusted. Due to the newborn/infant/toddlers growing state, we are able to use less pressure and force on them to make it a more comfortable visit for everyone.