What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a division of the healing arts which focuses on the neuromuscular skeletal system. Chiropractors follow the premise that the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism. So the body relies upon the nervous system for every function. The spinal cord and its 31 sets of spinal nerves carry information to and from the over 27 trillion cells which makes up our body. The cord is housed and protected by the spinal column with its 24 movable vertebra.
When these vertebra become misaligned, the spinal nerves can become irritated, twisted or trapped causing inflammation pain and dysfunction.
To correct this problem, which is referred to as a subluxation, a Gonstead chiropractor administers a specific vertebral adjustment normalizing the movement of the vertebra and the function of the nerve. With this the body can reach its highest level of growth and healing.