Chiropractic is divided into three parts. A Science of things natural .. the physiology of human function and spirit. An Art which includes the application of the adjustment. A Philosophy of Life and Health rather than Sickness and Disease.
Can Chiropractic Help You?
A common question is what does chiropractic help and how does it differ from traditional medicine. Reading some of the articles below will answer these questions and give you my point of view about our conservative method of health care. Since the Nervous System controls and coordinates all bodily function it stands to reason that any interfernece with nerve impulse (like an electrical wire) would result in decreased function and eventual symptoms. For example: The nerves leading from the lower neck is called the Brachial Plexus .. these nerves travel down the arms to the fingers and shoulder girdle. This may result in extremity numbness and pain, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome that affects the wrist. Likewise nerves leaving the lower back travel down the legs which may result in Leg numbness pain and cramps. The largest nerve .. Sciatic .. travels right down the legs and is very painful when irritated. Nerves leaving the neck also travel to the skull resulting headaches.
Unfortunately, the majority of people when thinking of chiropractic only relate pain relief with our care, but the vast majority of nerves exiting the spinal region do not produce pain but allow the body to function as it should. A SUBLUXATION or irritation on a spinal nerve as it exits the space between each vertebra (spinal segment) will result in dysfunction of the area these nerves travel to and health will be impaired.
Therefore .. can chiropractic help you .. well .. the answer is simple. If you have a subluxation resulting in impaired function do you think it is wise to remove or manage this strutural condition or leave it as is .. just to reduce function more. Chiropractors are trained to locate and eliminate or manage these areas of structural impairment .. which results in increased performace and human potential. This is the secret that I wish to share with you.
The following articles are concepts that relate to the philosophy of Chiropractic. For many chiropractic is an alternative to constant use of medication or years of pain. There is never a best time to begin the exploration of a New Idea. I ask that you read some of these and decide if you too wish to tell others about Chiropractic Care. If you need a referral to a chiropractor in your area, please e-mail me at: [email protected] or call my office at 770-491-3639.