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Philosophy, Science & Art of Chiropractic


  Chiropractic Philosophy

Chiropractic philosophy is based on four principles of health:

1. The human body has the ability to heal.
2. The nervous system controls ALL body functions and processes, including healing.
3. The structure of the spine influences the function of the nervous system.
4. Abnormal spine structure can affect the nervous system and affect your health.

Chiropractic Science
Chiropractic science concerns itself with the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the nervous system and health of the human body. Every biological and man made structure in the world has an ideal position or alignment for which it functions at its optimum. In physics courses, everyone learns the phrase "Structure Determines Function." The spine is no different.

The normal curves in the spine from the side are extremely important for your health. The curves in the spine help to absorb shock, allow for proper movement, take stress off the nerves, and distribute the force on the spine to both the front and back of the spinal vertebra.

Abnormal curve configurations are caused by different types of injury and poor habits including:

  1. Poor posture
  2. Poor sleeping habits
  3. Strenuous exercise
  4. Automobile accidents
  5. Work-related injuries
  6. Poor work ergonomics
  7. Sports
  8. Slips or falls
  9. Birthing process

Chiropractic Technique:
Chiropractic Technique is the application of chiropractic philosophy and science. In other words, technique is how we treat your spinal problem. There are several areas under the realm of chiropractic technique including:

  1. Spinal and postural adjustments
  2. Exercises for the spine and posture
  3. Traction and rehabilitation for the spine and posture
  4. Massage therapy and stretching for spinal tissues
  5. Ice and heat to decrease inflammation or swelling
  6. Ergonomic advice or counseling
  7. Nutritional advice or counseling

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