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What is Chiropractic

spineIn the 110 years of its development, Chiropractic Science has grown up to major stature in the field of the healing arts and has reached millions of people.  With the rate of growth steadily increasing,  Chiropractic profession has found continuing need to acquaint new patients with the nature of chiropractic care.  this website has been prepared to serve that purpose.

The modern Chiropractor works both directly and indirectly with the nervous system.   Every function of the body is under the control of this system.  Every organ, tissue and cell is controlled by the nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body.  Nerves make possible all sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.  Nerves maintain balance and keep the body temperature at 98.6°.  Nerves make the bowels move. Nerves control the liver, lungs, spleen, pancreas, gall bladder and kidneys.  In fact, the nervous system is the master system which controls all other systems of the body including the glandular, reproductive, digestive, eliminative, respiratory and circulatory.  Every science of healing has what is known as an avenue of approach.  For example, in the field of medicine, a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin, a pill is swallowed and goes into the stomach.  They are avenues through which the drugs gain access to the body.

In the field of chiropractic, the avenue of approach is the spine.  The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, the “switchboard” of the nervous system through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to different parts of the body.  For every effect there must have been a cause.  If a person may be ill, or in pain, regardless of the name applied to the effect, there must e a cause.  Individual nerves exit the spinal cord through openings between the vertebrae    Through poor posture or injury vertebrae can become misaligned.

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