Many people consider chiropractors to be back doctors or bone doctors. That is only partially true, however. Yes, chiropractors do work with the back or spine, but only as an avenue of approach to get to the nerve system. The fact is, Doctors of Chiropractic are doctors of the nervous system. Let us explain …
The nervous system is the most important system in our body. It is the remarkable linkage system, responsible for communication between your mind and body.
Every cell, organ, and system of the body is controlled and regulated by the nervous system. A close relationship exists between the nervous system and the spine. In fact, the spinal cord is the body’s major collection of nerves running from your brain to your body parts, and it is housed within the spinal column. The nervous system can be negatively affected if proper spinal alignment is altered even slightly between one spinal bone (or vertebra) and another. These misalignments are called subluxations.
There are many factors that can cause subluxations. Traumas from an accident, improper lifting techniques, and falls or strains are common causes. Sustained postures, repeated motions, and emotional stress can also gradually wear down parts of the spine and lead to subluxations. The result of these misalignments in the spinal bones is a nervous system that is not able to work at its optimum level.