What is Chiropractic and How can it Help Me?
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a hands-on, holistic, alternative health care approach to better health and increased livelihood through diet, exercise and (of course) manipulation of the spine and extremities. We are considered to be the neuromusculoskeletal (nerve-muscle-skeleton) professionals. Chiropractic is a lifestyle of health care.
How can Chiropractic help me?
Chiropractic can help you by working with you and your other healthcare professionals (M.D., and D.O.) by maintaining your spine in proper alignment. Every organ in the body is under some sort of neurological (nerve) control, so doesnt it make sense that if nerve impulses do not get to the organ its function will be compromised!
Not all nerve impulses have a stimulatory effect on organs; some nerve impulses inhibit the organs they influence. For example, the Vagus Nerve has an inhibitory effect on the heart causing the heart to slow its rate when it receives these signals. The same Vagus Nerve, however, on the stomach and digestive tract stimulates these organs into increasing their activity. Through manipulation of the spine, the Chiropractor helps place the spine in proper alignment to prevent a malfunction of nerve impulses to other organs and tissues.