What are subluxations and how do adjustments help?
Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.
The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nervous system is impaired in any way, it can cause malfunction of the tissue and organs throughout the body.
Chiropractic doctors call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Vertebral; meaning the bones of the spine. Subluxation; meaning the less than a total dislocation. Complex; meaning consisting of more than one part.
Chiropractic is the science of locating dysfunctional spinal segments, the art of reducing their impact to the nervous system, and a philosophy of natural health care based on your inborn potential to be healthy.
Chiropractors seek to remove irritation to the nerves within and surrounding the central nervous system.
There are four fundamental premises that chiropractors work with:
1. The body is a self healing and self regulating mechanism.
2. The nerve system is the master controlling and organising system in the body.
3. Anything that interferes with normal nerve function is bad. These interferences are known as subluxations.
4. Anything that reduces disturbances in the nerve system is beneficial.
This is why you and many others get adjusted; to eliminate these subluxations and restore healthy nerve function to your body. This way your body functions at its highest ability and you can be healthier and happier!