By this time, I have heard about a hundred different definitions of what chiropractic is. From very complex, long-winded explanations that go into the origins of the practice, mentioning the founding father, Daniel David Palmer to much much more simple explanations such as, “You know… it’s when you get your bones cracked”. But it doesn’t have to be such a chore to define. In fact, we would like to break down what exactly Chiropractic is for you down to its basic, balanced, simple concept.
As any good investigator would do, we will start here; Webster dictionary defines Chiropractic as “a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.” But what does this all really mean?
A Philosophy So Simple, yet so Smart
Your body is smart. Real smart. It has true innate intelligence which seeks balance, or homeostasis, among all of its systems. This intelligence works hard to sustain your health, attack disease and restore your body from the effects of trauma. You would never think that the cells in your body are like a symphony orchestra, all being conducted by the great maestro, the nervous system.
Now let’s chat about this master of all function, the nervous system. The matter of fact is that the job of the nervous system is to regulate the body. In order to do so, it truly needs to function at full capacity. Here is where chiropractic comes in. It is the role of the chiropractor to identify and remove the barriers to neurophysiological (nerve function) balance.
Like Studying, But for Your Body
Remember our symphony orchestra where the cells in our body are all the instruments such as the woodwinds, the drums etc, and the conductor is the nervous system? Think of chiropractic as the conductor’s assistant, bringing him water and food when he needs nutrition and a little massage when he gets tired. Because let’s face it, everyone needs a little help sometimes.
It is through Chiropractic Care that we can make sure that the nervous system is never out of tune (we just couldn’t help ourselves). Chiropractic focuses on making sure the integrity of the spine and its surrounding tissues are in good health as a means to enhance your body’s intelligence, normal human function and health.
We have come to the finale of this blog post. To sum up, chiropractic is a natural form of health care with the main focus of restoring the proper function of your nervous system. No drugs. No Surgery. Just allowing your body to do what it wants to naturally do – help you heal and recuperate on its own.