Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live.
Chiropractic allows the body function the way it was designed to, by removing interference from daily chemical, emotional and physical stress.
Your nervous system is the master control system of the body and coordinates all of your body’s functions and movement, ability to adapt to stress, sense the world, think, feel and express emotion. Your nervous system branches off into nerves that connect your spinal cord to every region of your body. It keeps you alive and healthy.
Your spine encases the spinal cord. Tension, misalignments or altered movement of your spine are called subluxations and result in impingements of your nervous system. This can have dramatic effects on your overall health and wellbeing
Subluxations are formed in response to physical, mental, emotional and chemical stress and can be present without any discomfort of symptom.
what is a subluxation?
A subluxation is a misalignment of the vertebrae that house and protect your spinal cord. Misalignments cause interference to your nervous system and to the organs and body systems that those nerves supply. Vertebral subluxations can exist without sypmtoms or pain, and left undetected and uncorrected, may lead to an affected and unhealthy expression of life.
what is an adjustment?
An adjustment is a very specific application of pressure to remove subluxation and restore function. Your chiropractor will tailor their technique and adjustment to suit your needs. Special techniques are use for adjusting infants, children and the elderly.
Adjustments may involve the use of hands, an Activator or a drop-piece built into a chiropractic table. Whatever the technique, chiropractors use skill, not strength or force, to conduct a safe, effective adjustment.
how do i know when i need to be adjusted?
It’s not easy to know when you are subluxated, or need to be adjusted, although a pain of some kind can be a clue. Having said this, only 10% of your nervous system feels pain, so often pain is the last indicator that something may wrong.
This means that you may be subluxated or not functioning at your neurological optimum for years without any painful warning signs.
Other clues may be visible - a distinct forward head carriage, poor posture, an uneven leg length or an uneven set of shoulders or hips.
Take a quick look at yourself.
Are your ear lobes level with eachother?
Are your shoulders the same height?
Is one of your shoes worn down much more than the other?
Allowing subluxations to exist in your body can negatively impact the functions of the organs in your body, which leads to a deterioration of your health. Only a chiropractor is trained to detect and correct subluxations.
is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic care is remarkably safe. During the last 25 years, five international government studies showed that chiropractic care was safe and effective, acknowledging that individuals respond differently, and all forms of treatment have the potential for adverse effects.
In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Sometimes people ask us 'Don't chiropractic adjustments cause stroke?'
Here are some daily activities and their stats to put things into perspective:
Surgery to the cervical spine: 1 in 145 chance of fatality.
Birth control pills: 1 in 24000 chance of stroke.
Stroke from a cervical adjustment: 1 in 1 000 000
Driving a car in the UK: 1 in 5900 chance of fatality.