What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the science of detecting vertebral dysfunctions within your spine and nervous system and their correction through specific adjustments.
A vertebral dysfunction is a joint within your spine or pelvis that has become stuck, fixated, in an abnormal position. As a result the surrounding joints and musculature begin to compensate, sometimes overwork, sometimes become deactivated, asleep. Massaging and releasing the tight surrounding muscles might provide temporary relief, but as long as the source of the problem is not addressed, tightness and pain keep on coming back.
Our approach looks at your body as a whole, taking into account the spinal joints, the nervous system, the musculature, as well as the habits that might be prolonging the problem. All aspects must be addressed for long term progress to occur.
An interconnected system
Our conventional approach to medicine has taught us to look at the pain for the cause of a problem and commonly offers an only solution in the form of a pill or surgery.
The reality is much different. The human body is an incredibly complex piece of machinery, evolved over millions of years to function as one, as a unit. As soon as a piece of the puzzle changes, the rest immediately begins to compensate, to find a way, a solution, to adapt and to keep functioning for survival and the ability to do everyday activities.
Chiropractic takes this fact into account and looks to the body as a whole.
It is very much possible that a knee, an ankle problem is finely connected with issues higher, in the pelvis, lower spine or even the neck, and vice versa.
“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.”