Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
It is important to understand that chiropractic does not treat disease. Its purpose is to lower spinal stress.
What Is Nerve Stress?
Spinal nerve stress, is a misalignment of the spinal column, hips, skull and related tissues (within the structural system) that interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves) via irritation, stretching or impingement of the structures in the system.
How Is Spinal Stress Caused?
Physical stress may be caused by difficult or traumatic birth, which can cause stress to the baby’s spinal column, skull and pelvis. Throughout their childhood, normal traumas each child experiences can be a source of spinal and cranial trauma, for example learning to walk, schoolyard or sporting falls, falls off bicycles or trampolines and broken bones.
How Does Treatment Reduce Spinal Nerve Stress?
If the spinal column is found to have improper function with testing, chiropractors use gentle and precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.
The adjustment specifically corrects the abnormal areas of the spine and cranium in order to restore range of movement.
It’s All About Function!
Amy Melamet – Chiropractor at Crystal Street Family Chiropractic
Adapted from articles from Pathways Magazine