“Chiropractic, in its scientific simplicity, is the link between the internal wisdom of life and the body.” This quote from Dr. Sid Williams, former president of LIFE university in Georgia, couldn’t be more true. Chiropractic is based on the absolute science that every function in the human body is directed and coordinated by the nervous system. It is through this science that we know without a doubt that the body is a self healing and self regulating organism that knows how to heal itself from inside the same way it knew how to grow from 2 cells into organs, glands, muscles, joints, eyes, ears and eventually into YOU! The Power that made the body heals the body! The body heals itself through the communication of the nervous system to the tissues in your body and guiding the correcting of any problems with the building of new tissue. It will do this as long as there is no interference in the nerve flow to the tissues in question.
The chiropractor’s primary goal is to help the body tap into this amazing, internal healing wisdom by removing interferences to this nervous system called “Subluxations”, which are changes in the dynamics of the bones of the spine, choking, stretching or irritating the delicate nerve tissues. The results of Subluxations cause sickness and symptoms in the tissues where these nerves go. For some the symptom is headaches, in others it is back pain, others irritable bowel syndrome or asthma. In children Subluxations may cause a block in the draining of the ear and cause ear infections. If a Subluxation is left uncorrected it can affect the structure and function of the joints of the spine, and thus lead to scoliosis, or start the cycle of spinal arthritis.
Subluxations like viruses, can happen at anytime. They can be caused by repetitive strain injury, sports Injuries, prolonged sitting at a desk or computer or long drives and more. Stress and the physical tension it creates can Subluxate the spine. Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize for showing that 90% of our brain energy is spent dealing with the forces of gravity. The way we run, walk, sit and sleep are always affected by gravity, and the spine bears the most of this and can become Subluxated if it has a stress put on it. Many Subluxations however are caused in childhood and show up as problems later in life. Learning to walk and falling, bumping the spine can cause Subluxations, and many times the birth trauma, of the delivery pulling on the neck or forceps can cause lifetime spinal problems.