Chiropractic is the third largest healthcare profession in the western world after medicine and dentistry.
Chiropractors focus on helping each individual express their optimum well-being
Fundamental to the chiropractic approach is the belief that good health depends upon having your spine and nervous system working at their best.
People commence chiropractic treatment for many reasons. However, the primary role of a chiropractor is not simply to alleviate the pain that has motivated the individual to attend the clinic.
Instead, chiropractors strive to ensure that your nervous system (your communication “superhighway”) is able to relay information between your body and brain. This is of vital importance because your nervous system controls and regulates all of your body.
Chiropractors detect and correct misalignments of spinal vertebrae, which are called spinal subluxations.
These subluxations are the most common cause of interference to the flow of information across your nervous system. While the skull protects the brain, the spinal cord is more vulnerable; covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these spinal bones loose their normal position or motion, they can irritate the nervous system.
Spinal misalignments can be caused by physical (e.g. poor posture, repetitive movements, trauma etc.), chemical or emotional stresses.
It is the role of the Chiropractor to detect subluxations and remove them through a series of adjustments, across an affordable programme of care. An adjustment involves gentle and specific application of a force to the spine, allowing the body to restore normal spinal and nervous system function.
The sooner a subluxation is detected, the quicker its effects can be reduced, so that the proper development, recovery and adaptation of the body can proceed.
Chiropractic is based on the premise that good health depends upon having a fully functioning spine and nervous system. Having your spine checked and adjusted regularly by your chiropractor will give you safe and natural advantages towards being your best.
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