Chiropractic is a Complementary Alternative Medicine practiced by Doctors of Chiropractic.  It is a lot more than just popping your back. Chiropractor's give specific adjustments to your spine and skeleton to restore proper bio-mechanics of the joint.  These imbalances and restrictions in the motion of the joint are called subluxations.  The Chiropractor is heavily trained in the in physical and nutritional diagnosis. Subluxation: Subluxation is the term that a Chiropractor uses to describe the mis-alignment or fixation complex of bones.  This often results in Deafferentation (irritation) to the nervous system.  These subluxations can be in the spinal column or in the extremities.  Even the slightest misalignment can cause this deafferentation, think of this process much like a safety pin, if the impulses (deafferentation) as if the pin were left open and when the subluxation is diminished or adjusted the pin is restored to normal or closed function. This closing of the safety pin resorts normal communication between the body and the brain. A subluxation is a dis-ease occurring worldwide in epidemic proportions. It is a condition that often times causes other conditions to occur.  There are two kinds of subluxations: 1. An acute subluxation produces sudden symptoms which are of short duration and are sometimes self correcting.  2. Chronic subluxation is of longer duration and if not corrected can cause degeneration. Effects on your health: Even Slight pressure on a nerve root can decrease its function by up to 60% in a matter of minutes.  This pressure can do only one of two things, it can increase or decrease the function of a nerve.  This could be a simply stated as muscle spasm (increased) or numbness (decreased). The nervous input could also to be organ or glands causing increased or decreased function to that organ.  This could be increased heart rate, increased stomach function or decreased thyroid or adrenal function. Warring signs of subluxation:

  • Headache
  • Stiffness
  • Pain between the shoulders
  • Backache
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Numbness
  • Nervousness

The Main Goal of the Chiropractor is to reduce subluxation in all of its forms.  There are three main causes to Subluxations.

  1. Sturcural: Physical trauma
  2. Chemical: A bad diet or toxic insult to the body.
  3. Emotional: This is what most people term as stress.

When the of the dysfunction in the body is found and corrected then the body naturally heals itself without any further interventions.  That is the main premise of natural health care and Applied Kinesiology based Chiropractic.