Many people believe that they need to see a Chiropractor when they are in pain or have already tried every other avenue for help. For many people, chiropractic is a last resort. Although we get great results relieving symptoms, one aspect of chiropractic that is often overlooked by patients is that the nervous system is the master system that controls and regulates every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” Most people have no idea that a stomach problem, hormonal problem, and weakness can actually be linked to a nerve communication problem. Sensory nerves that carry pain signals make up such a minute percentage of the nervous system, so pain is one of the last symptoms for an underlying condition in the body. Just think, the heart attack itself is the first symptom of a heart attack but that heart has been deteriorating for years and years. Chiropractic is a complete system of healthcare focused on restoring function in the nervous system, while preserving and optimizing health. Chiropractic is all natural and does not take anything away from the body.
No doctor or drug can cure a patient! Sure, drugs can alleviate symptoms but the body is not healing or getting better from the drug. The body is a self-healing mechanism and everybody is equipped to heal. The principles of chiropractic are based on the premise that proper structure of the body is necessary for proper function. If structure of the body is impaired due to injuries and stress, function becomes impaired. For example, when the spine is not positioned normally, it can irritate the nerves that exit the spine and relay messages to the rest of the body. Chiropractic focuses on the integrity of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding structures that they interact with.The body naturally seeks proper balance among all of its systems in the body.
Chiropractic is health care that focuses on optimizing health and allowing the body to heal itself as it is intended and built to do. “Chiropractic is about nerves and not only bones; about function and not feeling!” This is why patients that come in for headaches may see improvement in allergies and digestion. When the integrity of the nervous system is restored, the body can communicate effectively to all systems of the body and heal naturally.