Chiropractic: (Latin for done by hand) was founded September 18, 1895 by DD Palmer in Davenport Iowa. Chiropractic has grown into the largest alternative health care system in the world. Chiropractors understand how the body works, naturally. Chiropractors work with the body’s own innate ability to heal, “drug free”, and help a person achieve a pain-free and healthy life.
Chiropractors avenue of approach to care involves the “adjustment” of vertebrae (spinal bones) to relieve the impingement of spinal nerves. The human body, from every major organ to each and every cell, runs under the complete and total control of the nervous system. The nervous system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The brain sends messages down the spinal cord out the spinal nerves to communicate with every cell in our bodies. This two-way communication happens 200 times every second. As mentioned above, your body has the ability to heal itself. If you cut your hand, you don’t have to take drugs, concentrate/meditate on the area, or have surgery–the body takes the food you eat and the fluids you drink to make brand-new cells, and then replaces the damaged ones thereby, healing itself. Chiropractors understand that this innate healing ability works in all cases if the body doesn’t have any interference with this system.
The interference that chiropractors work with is called a “SUBLUXATION”. A subluxation is when a vertebra slightly misaligns causing an impingement (pressure) on the spinal nerves. This impingement decreases the nerve flow from the spinal cord that travels out the nerves to each and every area of your body.
When a chiropractor adjusts a specific spinal bone that is subluxated, he relieves the impingement thereby, allowing the brain to send messages freely down the spinal cord and out the nerves to each and every part of your body. When this nerve pathway is open and working at 100%–the body will work at 100%.