The practice of chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles.
The existence of the nervous system as the primary control mechanism of the body is an undisputed scientific fact. Its relationship with the spine is the focus of the practice of chiropractic. When the vertebrae of the spine become misaligned, two major consequences will result: the range of motion becomes limited and spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised. Chiropractors use the term “subluxation” to describe such disruptions.
Interruption of nerve flow can eventually lead to dysfunction, pain, disability, and an overall decrease in the quality of life. Conversely, the removal of that interference has been shown to have significant, lasting health benefits. Through the adjustment of the subluxation, the doctor of chiropractic endeavors to restore normal nerve expression. The body is then able to respond appropriately to any imbalance in the system, thus restoring function and health.