Chiropractic, like conventional medicine, is founded on scientific principles of diagnosis through testing and empirical observations. Treatment is based on the practitioner’s extensive training and clinical experience. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on treating disease after it occurs, chiropractic focuses on improving an individual’s health in order to avoid illness in the first place. If it was possible, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness. This is one of the primary reasons for chiropractic’s recent surge in popularity. People are recognizing the value of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.
What actually distinguishes chiropractors from other healthcare practitioners is that they are the only experts who are educated to diagnose and treat what are known as spinal subluxations. The term “subluxation” is derived from the Latin words “luxare” (to dislocate) and “somewhat or somewhat” (sub). As a result, the word “vertebral subluxation” literally refers to a small dislocation (misalignment) of the bones in the spine. Although this phrase was appropriate in the 1800s when much about the human body was still unknown, the term “subluxation” has evolved to represent the complex of neurological, anatomical, and functional changes that occur when a bone is out of alignment.
As a result, chiropractors commonly refer to spinal subluxations as the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex,” or “VSC” for short.
The chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic, which means it considers your whole health. It recognizes that a variety of lifestyle variables, including exercise, nutrition, relaxation, and environment, have an influence on your health. As a result, chiropractors advocate lifestyle adjustments such as eating, exercising, and sleeping patterns in addition to chiropractic therapy.
Chiropractic is much more than just a pain-relieving treatment. The ultimate objective of chiropractic care is to return the body to its natural condition of maximum health. Because the body has an amazing ability to repair itself and maintain its own health, the primary goal is to remove anything that interferes with the body’s normal healing capabilities.
This section goes into the history of chiropractic therapy, how it works, who it can help, and more!