Chiropractic is the science and art of finding abnormal motion of joints and restoring proper motion through specific chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. The nervous system consists of your brain, your spinal cord, and nerves. While your brain is covered by your skull, your spinal cord is protected by movable vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. A common interference to the nervous system are the 24 movable bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system this can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses.
Chiropractic is different because it doesn’t use drugs or surgery to affect the body. By restoring proper motion to joints, chiropractic helps restore the integrity of the nervous system by reducing the interferences caused by this improper motion. Since many problems begin through trauma, accidents, or other long-standing problems permanent correction can be difficult. Years of muscle damage, scar tissue, and ligamental instability can set your body up for relapse of pain. When left untreated, these vertebrae with reduced motion put a greater stress on the spinal joints above and below in an attempt to make up the difference by moving too much. This increase of motion is just as bad as the decrease of motion.