It is important to understand that the Doctor of Chiropractic does not treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the spine for misalignments (subluxations) that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again. Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit this vital information.
The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body the ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.
The Doctor of Chiropractic will take a case history and perform a chiropractic exam to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit any size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to developing spinal structures. Many families experience a greater level of health while under regular chiropractic care.
Dr. Ronald Pero, PhD, Chief of Cancer prevention research at NYU, found that individuals who received long-term chiropractic care had a 200% stronger immune system than individuals who had never received chiropractic care.