What is Chiropractic?
Taking a Natural Systemic Approach to Healing
Chiropractic is a healing art, that addresses the cause of illness and disease, versus treating the symptoms of an illness or disease. By affecting the nervous system through chiropractic spinal adjustments, the entire body is able to function optimally, which is coordinated through the nervous system. Chiropractic care incorporates the way of looking at the human body as a whole. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing organism, having innate intelligence, where healing occurs from the inside out, not outside in.
You know that your body is controlled by your brain, but the spinal cord and vast network of nerves that carry its messages are just as important. When this system is not functioning at its peak, your body’s overall performance suffers.
In the chiropractic world, we don’t use drugs to treat our patients. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as bandaids to treat symptoms rather than treating the source of the problem. Chiropractic treats the problem naturally and in turn prompts the body to heal itself.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor solely treats back and neck pain, this is a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with many different health issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, and headaches among many more.