Along with medicine and osteopathy, chiropractic is one of the western world’s three major healing professions. Chiropractors specialize in the biomechanical causes of disease including vertebral subluxations, misalignments, derangements and fixations of the human frame – especially of the spine.
The following are the three fundamental principles of chiropractic.
- Importance of the nervous system: Chiropractic doctors recognize the overriding importance of a properly functioning nervous system in the body’s maintenance of its own health.
- Spinal subluxations (misalignments): Chiropractic doctors recognize that pinched or otherwise irritated spinal nerves due to vertebral subluxations, misalignments or other structural impairments alter normal nerve impulses and thereby cause pain and disease conditions – not only in the back – but elsewhere in the body.
- Chiropractic adjustments: Chiropractic doctors recognize that when spinal nerve irritations are cleared by means of chiropractic adjustments and other chiropractic care, the nervous system’s normal flow of impulses can resume and direct the bodies own efforts in recuperation from pain and disease and help in the continuing maintenance of the body’s health.