WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is an all natural, conservative approach to health. Our main objective is that every NERVE of your body is working at 100%. Each NERVE in your body has a purpose. One nerve makes your eyes see. Another lets your fingers work. Another makes your heart beat. Another makes your stomach digest, and so on. EVERYTHING in your body works because of the nerve supply to it.
The BRAIN is the "control center" for your body. It sends messages through the brainstem down your spine and out each individual nerve to make your nose, thyroid, lungs, liver, stomach, legs, and so on work correctly. If, at any place along the spine, there is a vertebra (bone of the spine) out of place, then the bone can pinch a nerve cutting off nerve supply to the inner ear, the sinuses, the gallbladder, the pancreas, the kidneys or any other organ in the body. If any piece of the body is not getting 100% of its nerve supply, or energy, then that part of the body will not work at 100%. Its maximum potential will then be compromised. It's that simple. See Diagram 1.
Compare the wiring in your home to the wiring in your body. If there is a worn electrical wire or an overloaded circuit in the wiring of your home, then one or more of the items in your home may not work correctly. The actual electrical problem could be at the main source of electrical power or even at the breaker box, but you might see the problem further away in the home when your coffee maker, blow dryer, and vacuum wouldn't work. You might check to make sure that the appliance didn't break, then check the wall outlet, but if they're O.K., then the breaker box that all wires and electrical currents must go through needs to be checked out and possibly reset or turned on.
The same is true with the body in Diagram 1. The brain controls EVERYTHING in the body. The brain does this by sending "messages" down the spine through the brainstem, and out through the nerves to everything in the body. Compare this to the electrical example. If something in the body is hurting or not working correctly, there are several options as to what's causing the problem. Is the problem in the actual organ, skin or muscle? Is the problem at the outlet of the spine (vertebra) where the nerve comes out of the spine to that organ, skin, or muscle? Or is the problem at the top of the spinal cord where all the nerves come down from the brain through the atlas bone? All nerves must go through the ATLAS before they reach any other area of the body. So, instead of "treating symptoms in all areas of the body"... Why not treat the cause?
Are you experiencing irritable bowel because there is something wrong with the actual bowel tract or because an abnormal supply of nerve flow to the bowel is creating bowel tract spasm or contractures?
Are you experiencing headaches due to a lack of aspirin or because of an inadequate amount of nerve flow between your brain and your body?
Are you having sciatic pain down the back of your leg because there is a muscle spasm in your back or because there's a bone out of place putting pressure on your sciatic nerve... creating muscle spasm in your back as well as the excruciating and sharp sciatic pain down the back of your thigh, knee or into your foot?
See the chart of effects of spinal misalignment to see all the results of pinched nerves at all levels of the spine.
Do you want to spend the rest of your life treating and chasing symptoms... or eliminate the cause of the problem NOW, so you can begin living life without the fear of the pain returning when the pain medication wears off.