Why Chiropractic?


The Chiropractic Philosophy

"Chiropractic is a health care

profession which emphasizes

the inherent recuperative power

of the body to heal itself without

the use of drugs or surgery."

It’s a scientific fact that your brain, spinal cord and the rest of your nerves control every aspect of your body.  Hinder the vital nerve links between your brain and your body, and ill health or “dis-ease” can result.  A common source of interference comes from moving bones that encase the “information superhighway” of your spinal cord.  The goal of chiropractic is to restore and maintain the integrity of your nervous system by correcting interference to your spine known as vertebral subluxation.   Nerve pressure from subluxation can cause numbness, weakness or the under-performance of organs and tissues.  Or, spinal misalignment can cause nerve tissue to stretch, chafe or become irritated.  This can distort nerve messages between your body and your brain.  The result?  Hyperactive organ function, high blood pressure or even pain.  The major difference between Chiropractic and traditional western medicine is that medical doctors generally concentrate on relieving the symptom rather than correcting the cause. Chiropractic addresses the cause of the problem, bringing the body back to it's highest state of health.

A Chiropractor's Education

Chiropractors attend four-year academic institutions where they receive the same amount of classroom instruction or more as one would in a medical school program. The courses of study for a Doctor of Chiropractic focus on anatomy, physiology, chemistry, neurology, orthopedics, and various other health and biological sciences. In addition, Chiropractic training includes an internship in which the student doctor assists in caring for patients in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of professionals. After graduating from Chiropractic College, a new Doctor must pass national board exams and state license exams before he or she is allowed to practice in that state.

Course hour comparison of Chiropractic training vs. Medical training.

            Chiropractic             Subject                       Medical

                520                      Anatomy                        508

                420                     Physiology                       326

                205                     Pathology                        401

                300                     Chemistry                       325

                130                    Bacteriology                     114

                420                     Diagnosis                        324

               320                     Neurology                       112

                217                       X-Ray                           148

                 65                      Psychiatry                        44

                 65                       OB-GYN                         198

                225                    Orthopedics                      156


               2,887                    Subtotal                        2,756  

                           With other required subjects

               4,485                    Total Hours                  4,248

Who is Chiropractic For?

Chiropractic is for everyone! With today's growing health awareness toward prevention and wellness, chiropractic is playing an integral role in maintaining and improving one's health and vitality. From newborns to seniors, the importance of maintaining a healthy nervous system is imperative to creating 100% health within the body. In addition, research has shown that anyone who suffers from recurring symptoms, such as ear infections, neck or back pain, headaches, stomach upset, menstrual cramps, asthma, insomnia, or any number of similar problems can benefit from specific chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is a health care profession dedicated to the maintenance and restoration of a healthy, aligned, and un-compromised nervous system, which produces a healthy body. Just as you would visit a dentist for a check-up to keep a small problem from growing into a serious problem, regular visits to the Chiropractor can maintain proper health and prevent problems before they progress into "dis-ease".

Why Chiropractic?

Your health depends on a properly functioning nervous system. Chiropractic is a science, art and philosophy which concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system/spinal column and the function of the body's organs, tissues and cells. Science understands that the nervous system is the master control system for your whole body, and therefore the healthier the nervous system, the healthier your body will be. When there is a mis-alignment to one or more of the vertebrae in your spinal column, known as a Vertebral Subluxation, pressure and/or inflammation can disrupt the normal flow of information within the nervous system, thus causing degradation of health and vitality. These subluxations are caused by physical, chemical and mental stress. Research shows that such subluxations are commonly caused as early as birth and can continue throughout one's lifetime. Only Doctors of Chiropractic are trained to locate and correct Vertebral Subluxations.

Chiropractic does not use drugs, medicine, or invasive tools and procedures. Chiropractic is the largest, drugless, natural healing profession in the world. Chiropractic is a health care profession which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.