Category Archives: Subluxation

The Science of Chiropractic

Chiropractic is based upon three related scientific theories: 1. Pathological disease processes may be influenced by disturbances of the nervous system. Many factors have been implicated as impairing health, such as hereditary and genetic anomalies; improper rest; lack of exercise; inadequate and improper nutrition; overindulgence; foods tainted by pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers and preservatives; improperly cooked and/or processed foods; contaminated water; air pollution; stress, bodily insults and trauma; and the relative virulence and density of pathogenic organisms (bacteria and viruses). In addition to these factors, disturbances of the nervous system mediated primarily by the musculoskeletal system may also be an important factor contributing to disease etiology. Chiropractic maintains that proper structural and biomechanical integrity are important for the maintenance of homeostatic balance and resistance to disease. Agents that irritate bodily organs and structures, upset homeostasis, precipitate a bodily response that is mediated in part by the nervous system. An impaired nervous...
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When a patient seeks Chiropractic care, and when a chiropractor accepts a patient for such care, it is essential that both are seeking and working towards the same goals. Chiropractic has only one goal.  It is important that the patient understand this goal and the means that will be used to attain it.  In this way, there will be no confusion, misunderstanding, or disappointment. Patients usually want to get rid of whatever ailments or conditions are bothering them.  This, however, IS NOT the goal of the Chiropractor. First, so that you may have a better understanding, let's define what health really is. Health is a condition of wholeness in which all of the organs are functioning 100% all of the time. (Webster)  The purpose of the nervous system is to control and coordinate all bodily function. Interference to this master system produces improper function in the body. VSvertebral subluxation is...
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Scoliosis Helped with Chiropractic According to Study

  A study published on December 12, 2016, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health showed that chiropractic care had a positive affect for the correction of Idiopathic Scoliosis.  According to this study, "Scoliosis is commonly defined as a lateral curvature of the spine greater than 10 degrees. " Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is estimated to occur in 2-3% of children between the ages of 10 and 16.2 years of age. The U.S. National Institutes of Health website describe this condition by saying, "Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that appears in late childhood or adolescence. Instead of growing straight, the spine develops a side-to-side curvature, usually in an elongated "S" or "C" shape; the bones of the spine are also slightly twisted or rotated. " In this retrospective case series, 36 subjects were included. To be included in...
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