What is Chiropractic?
When a patient seeks chiropractic care, and when a chiropractor accepts a patient for care, it is essential that they both be seeking and working for the same goals.
Chiropractic has only ONE goal. Therefore, it is important that the patient understand the goal and the means that will be used to attain it. This will prevent any confusion, misunderstanding, or disappointment.
Patients usually want to get rid of whatever ailments or conditions are bothering them. This, however, IS NOT the goal of the Chiropractor.
The purpose of Chiropractic is to restore and maintain the integrity of the relationship between the spinal cord and its nerve roots. These vital nerve pathways are housed in and protected by the bones of the spine. Tiny misalignments of the vertebrae or bones of the spine will interfere with the function of these nerve pathways. This nerve interference is called SUBLUXATION. Subluxations come from many causes and prevent various organs, glands, and tissues from functioning properly. With enough nerve interference, your body will not function as it was designed to, and your quality of life will suffer.
By means of a Chiropractic Adjustment, subluxations are reduced, thus the normal function of the nerve pathway restores itself. The only goal of Chiropractic is to adjust vertebral subluxations for the purpose of allowing the proper transmission of nerve energy over nerve pathways so that every part of your body may have a proper nerve supply at all times.
This allows the innate (inborn, natural) healing ability of the body to work at maximum efficiency, and allows you to express your innate (inborn, natural) potential to the best of your body's ability.