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Chiropractic Basics

Basic Understanding of Chiropractic Care

SpineIn order to truly understand chiropractic, you must first have a basic understanding of how the body works.  Some of the key terminology to understand is the following:

Innate Intelligence
Inside each of us resides an inborn (innate) intelligence that at all times has complete and absolute knowledge and control over the functions of our body.  It is this power that heals our cuts, keeps our hearts beating, controls our digestion, and every other function you can name.  It is this intelligence that tells the first cell formed at conception how to divide, and how to become the various cells and tissues that form your entire body.  This innate intelligence uses our nervous system to relay the messages it sends to communicate from the brain to the rest of the body.  Our body always knows what to do even though we don't need to think about it.

normal spine segment

What Is A Subluxation?
A misalignment of one or more of the vertebrae in the spinal column, which "pinches" or blocks nerve flow causing alteration of nerve functions and interference to the transmission of mental impulses.  This results in a decrease of the body's innate ability to express its maximum health potential.  This is also referred to as spinal nerve interference.

The Chiropractic Adjustment
The specific application of forces used to facilitate the body's correction of spinal nerve interference.  The adjustment is a manual thrust applied to a particular vertebrae, in order to set the bone into its proper position, and allow the joint to move more normally.  The purpose of the adjustment is to relieve pressure from the trapped nerve.

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