Many people have heard about chiropractic but aren’t sure if it is for them. We created this page to provide a bit of background on the subject so you can discover how we can help you gain relief from pain. After you have read this introductory information, we’d be glad to discuss how chiropractic can help relieve your specific issues. We’ll also discuss the additional benefits you can get from a balanced exercise and nutrition program.
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The word chiropractic is derived from Greek basically meaning “done by hand.” Chiropractic is based on the idea that the body is a self-healing organism and is endowed with “innate intelligence” to know how to function properly. Problems arise when the nervous system is affected by subluxations resulting in interference with the information sent through the nerves. This interference leads to disruption of the intricately coordinated processes that the body performs every day, eventually resulting in disease. It is kind of like trying to give someone directions over the phone with a bad connection, with some of the words being dropped or distorted. You can imagine the problems that would result in such a situation and the chances of them getting to where they need to is unlikely. The body is amazing at being able to adapt to these sorts of problems and you may not notice anything is wrong at first. But over time the problems continue to build and eventually the body shows signs and symptoms of disease.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to help eliminate these subluxations and allow information to flow through the nerves uninterrupted so that the proper signals get sent to the various parts of the body. Then the millions of different functions that the body is constantly monitoring and correcting can be coordinated properly. This allows the body to function properly and heal itself as it was designed to do.