According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
The nervous system, consisting of your brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of your body, controls every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body. Bones (vertebrae) that cover your spine (the nervous system’s information superhighway) can rub, stretch, choke, or irritate delicate nerve tissue. This is referred to as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Chiropractic doctors locate and help correct spinal problems interfering with the nerve supply to the entire body. Without drugs or surgery, the body’s inborn healing ability is released. This safe and conservative approach to relief and wellness makes chiropractic the most popular form of natural health care in the world.