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Chiropractic is a form of health care that is concerned with the restoration of health. Health, as it is defined, "is the condition of being sound in body, mind and spirit." With this definition in mind, Chiropractic views health as something that can be increased, decreased, lost, and regained and directs its attention to one very important aspect of health--the proper function of the nervous system.

Comprised of the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves, the role of the nervous system is to communicate with all of your body parts, sending important messages from the brain to each cell in the body and back again. 

Since the nervous system is of vital importance, it makes perfect sense that your body would instinctively create some way to protect it; this protection is known as the spinal column.  The spinal column acts as a framework for your body.  When misalignments or subluxations occur within the spinal column, your nervous system is not able to function at its optimum level.  In essence, this interference with your nervous system reduces the ability of your body to work as it should and health is lost.

How Chiropractic Works...

A subluxation can be caused by a traumatic birth, the falls of a toddler, improper lifting, stress, poor posture, poor sleeping habits, participation in sports, and traumatic injuries such as an automobile accident.

As the bones of the spinal column or vertebrae subluxate, the natural lines of communication within the body are effected.   As a result, the proper signal many not reach your lungs, heart, thyroid, stomach or the organs of the immune system.  Over time the proper functioning of the organs supplied by these nerves is diminished and can lead to the disease process.

Chiropractors are extensively trained to detect and remove subluxations.  The act of removing a subluxation is called an adjustment.  An adjustment is a precise force delivered in a very specific direction by the hand of the Chiropractor.  As a result, the adjustment brings the individual bones of the spine into the proper relationship with the nerves they protect and offers the body and nerves the best channels of communication possible.

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is a motion segment of the spine, in which alignment, movement integrity and or physiologic function are altered, which impinges nerve, occludes an opening and interferes with the transmission of mental impulses between brain cell and tissue cell.

Why Chiropractic is for you...

Young or old, sick or well, everyone is better off without interference to their nervous system.  In order for each of use to reach our full potential, the lines of communication from the brain to every muscle, ligament, tendon, organ and gland must be kept open and clear of interference.    Your spine is your lifeline.  When a subluxation is removed by a Chiropractor, your brain is better able to coordinate actions with every part of your body.

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