The Science And Philosophy Of Chiropractic Care
You are born with the innate ability to heal and maintain yourself. Every second of every day, Your body is automatically coordinating every function and process to keep you moving, feeling and living.
Your innate ability to heal is controlled and delivered through your nervous system. A clear line of communication between your brain and the rest of your body must be available for you to heal correctly.
Your spinal column surrounds and protects your nervous system, and your spine is separated into 24 movable joints called vertebrae, which allow movement and flexibility. Through traumas and stress, vertebrae can be injured and locked out of place. When this happens, subluxation (misalignment) occurs. Subluxation causes interference to the nervous system, thus reducing your body’s innate ability to heal.
When injuries occur at the top part of your neck, the resulting series of health concerns are called the Atlas Displacement Complex. At this location, an injury in the spine produces the greatest amount of neurological damage. If a subluxation, or an Atlas Displacement Complex, is not corrected in a timely fashion, it is likely to damage the function of your nervous system, and thus, your health.
Injuries to your spine must be corrected to restore the proper position of the vertebrae and allow proper movement of the spine and function of the nervous system. When the nervous system works correctly, you are more likely to experience good health.