Chiropractic is a health care profession that deals primarily with conditions related to the spine and nervous system. The profession stands alone as the leading form of alternative health care in the world. Chiropratic is all natural and does not rely on drugs and or surgery. The body has an inborn ability to heal itself if given the proper environment to do so. The brain and the spinal cord are the two organs to develop first in the human body. It should be no surprise that if they were developed first they must be important. Because they are so important they are very well protected. The brain is housed by the skull and the spine by vertebrae (bones). The brain is the body’s control center and sends signals out to every part of the body. This crucial information travels down the spinal cord and is carried out to the body by small wires, called nerves.
If all the bones are lined up properly then critical information should be sent and received successfully. If one or more of the vertebrae (bones) are misaligned this will slow down nerve flow and cause dysfunction to a particular part of the body depending on where the misaligned vertebrae (subluxations) are located.
Subluxations cause an abnormal stretch or pressure on the nerves exiting the spinal column called nerve interference. Nerve interference from a misaligned spine can lead to neck and back pain but, can also lead to more serious health conditions. Imagine the wire between your computer and printer was damaged? It could lead to problems with your printouts, right? Now imagine the nerve leading to your heart being irritated by spinal subluxation. This can be worse than an achy neck or back which is why it is important to have your spine checked for subluxations on a regular basis.