To the New Patient
The modern doctor of chiropractic works both directly and indirectly with the nerves because every function of your entire body is under the control of the nervous system. Every organ, tissue and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to every part of the body, including the glandular, reproductive, digestive, eliminative, respirator and circulatory.
Complete, perfect, natural health comes only when you have a complete, perfect, natural, normally functioning nervous system. The doctor of chiropractic has spent thousands of hours studying in college, and has had extensive clinical experience with the nervous system and how to care for it without drugs or surgery.
Every science of healing has what is known as an “avenue of approach.” For example, in the field of medicine, a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin; a pill is swallowed and goes into the stomach. There need not be anything wrong with the skin or the stomach. They are the “avenues” through which the drugs gain access to the body.
Now, for the doctor of chiropractic, the “avenue of approach” is the SPINE because it houses and protects the spinal cord, the “switchboard” of the nervous system through which nerves pass through the brain to different parts of the body. The nerves leave the spinal cord through openings between moveable spinal bones called vertebrae. When these vertebrae move out of alignment there can be interference with the normal activity of the nerves. This interference can disturb function throughout the body and cause many diseases.
Most conditions of ill health are the result of some underlying cause within the body which must be found first before correction can be effected, pain relieved, and health restored and maintained. Chiropractic has developed special techniques for locating and correcting spinal misalignments that disturb nerve function in the organs, tissues, and cells of the body.