What is a chiropractor?
A Chiropractor is a primary health care provider who examines you and your spinal column for any misalignments of the vertebrae. A misalignment is called a "subluxation" which causes interferences in the nervous system.This verve interference prevents messages from being sent from the brain to the rest of the body and vice versa. Therefore, any interferences between the brain and the body will decrease the body's ability to function properly resulting in health problems and spinal joint inflammation.
What is Health?
To answer this question, I turn to Dorlen's Medical Dictionary, where health is defined as " a normal condition of the body and the mind, will all parts functioning normally." How does this definition relate to chiropractic? Chiropractic is a profession that removes interferences in the body in the form of subluxations. Thus one who has their nerve interferences removed is allowing all parts of the body to function normally.
What Exactly does a Chiropractor do?
A chiropractor performs a chiropractic adjustment on specific vertebrae in your spinal column to remove nerve interferences and to put the joints back into proper alignment. This reduces painful conditions (if pain is a problem) and improves nerve communication which equals health. You have a skull; seven neck (cervical) vertebrae; twelve dorsal or thoracic vertebrae (which your ribs are attached to); five low back (lumbar) vertebrae; a sacrum (your spine's "foundation"); a tail bone (coccyx); and a pelvis. These make up your spinal column. When an adjustment is performed, interference and irritation is corrected and healing takes place. The nerve is allowed to transmit the proper messages to and from your brain. Your body is restored to a balanced state, which is an expression of normal health. The adjustment given by your chiropractor is a very simple procedure. But the skill and training acquired by a chiropractor is not as simple, but it enables him to locate subluxations and to know when and how to perform an adjustment. This skill separates the chiropractor from everyone else. Only a chiropractor has put the years of proper training and education into acquiring the proper skills in order to accomplish this task.
Who should be under Chiropractic Care?
Anyone with a spine. This means anyone from a week old infant to a 99 year old senior citizen. Only your chiropractor knows how often you should be adjusted, after an examination and evalation of your health status. When you are functioning to the optimal level that your body can possibly reach, you can then perform to the best of your ability. By removing unnescessary imbalances in individuals, society as a whole improves. Ask yourself a question....would I be better off with subluxations or without them?.
What is the most important organ in the body?
If you answered, the brain, you're right. All the other organs mentioned are very important, but the most important is the brain. You can live months or years without your kidneys or colon; days or weeks without your liver; or 5-6 minutes without your heart. But, without your brain, you’ll live THREE SECONDS. And your spinal cord is an extension of your brain so if your spine is out of alignment it will interfere with the communications between your body and your brain which can and will result in many health problems