A Doctor of Chiropractic locates these subluxations and reduces or corrects them through a series of gentle adjustments. Remember the song, “The hip is connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone is connected to the knee bone…?” This is the essence of chiro- practic and the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. A problem in one part of the body will transfer itself to another via the nervous system, which will, ultimately, affect other parts of the body or its systems. Just one subluxation will affect the bones, nerves, muscles and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, etc.) as well as their respective biochemicals, which in turn will adversely affect the entire body and its wellness.
A chiropractor maintains the skeletal and neural intergrity of the body without the use of drugs or invasive surgery. It is a conservative approach that furthers complete physical, mental and social well-being, and is not satisfied merely with the absence of disease or infirmity.