What Is Chiropractic?– The Science and Art of Spinal Manipulation

What is ChiropracticChiropractic is the science of adjusting misaligned joints of the spine to restore and facilitate the healthy functioning of the body. A healthy spine is vital for the overall health of our body as it is an important part the nervous system. It contains nerves and nerve centers that are directly connected to various organs. Even a slight misalignment, called subluxations, in the vertebrae of the spine, can change the normal transmission of the nerve impulses, causing problems in the corresponding organ.

At Lakeland Spine Center, you will find highly skilled and experienced chiropractors who will re-align the herniated discs to their normal positions so that the disorder in the related body part gets healed. Call us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about what is chiropractic and how we can help you.

Brief History And Philosophy

The healing science was founded by Daniel David Palmer in the 1890s. The word ‘Chiropractic’ originates from the Greek language and quite aptly means “treatment by hand”.

The philosophy behind this healing method is based on the holistic perspective of health and healing. It believes that human body is not just a mechanical unit of unrelated parts but a cohesive organic unity of living organs that function in unison with each other.

It also believes that nervous system plays an important role in the health of our body. For the body and its various organs to stay healthy, it is important that the spinal cord, which is an important part of the nervous system, is healthy and well-aligned.

How does Chiropractic work?

When you visit a trained chiropractor, the scientific procedure of evaluation of your condition begins with a detailed consultation and a thorough case history. This is followed by a physical examination, laboratory testing, x-rays and other diagnostic tests to identify the exact reasons.

The chiropractor will also examine the condition of your body and particularly your spine by carrying out a structural examination by hands.

Important Benefits of Chiropractic

• It is a natural method of healing upper back pain, lower back pain, slipped disc and neck pain without the use of drugs or surgical intervention.

• It triggers the innate healing powers of your body to heal itself thus making the body stronger from within and bringing lasting improvements.

• It can work perfectly well in conjunction with other healthcare systems including orthodox medicine and other complementary therapies.

Although the science of chiropractic puts special emphasis on the health of the spine, it believes that any disorder is due to the unhealthy lifestyle of the individual. Manipulation of the misaligned spine is the door to becoming more aware of the body and thereby bringing positive changes in the life as a whole.