What is Chiropractic? Taking a Natural Systemic Approach to Healing
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor solely treats back and neck pain, this is a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only effect soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to use chiropractic skillsets to effect many different health issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, and headaches among many more.
You know that your body is controlled by your brain via the spinal cord with its vast network of nerves that carry messages . Information from below the brain travels up via the spinal chord/nerve network and response or command information travels down via the spinal chord/nerve network. When this system has interference with either biomechanical or inflammation it does not function at its peak, your body’s overall performance is not what it could be. ie the communication up to and down from the brain/spine are changed. We can see this with responses that slow or even stop. Chiropractic care removes the interference from the nervous system.
In the chiropractic world, we don’t use drugs to treat our patients. While supplementation and nutrition and lifestyle considerations are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than treating the source of the problem. Chiropractic treats the problem naturally and in turn prompts the body to heal itself.