What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractors work with the spine, not just because it’s often the source of neck and back pain, but because it houses and protects the central nervous system — that system which monitors, controls and regulates all body function, and allows the body to adapt to internal and external influences. This brief video explains what chiropractic is all about and how you and your family can benefit from chiropractic care.

The ability to adapt to internal and external influences is central to the body’s ability to maintain its health and sustain life. Virtually every vital life-sustaining process, whether it’s digesting our dinner or responding to potential infection, depends on the integrity of this communication network between the brain and the body.

Since the central nervous system is so vital, the body has wisely built in a system of protection. Around the brain we have the skull, or cranial vault, and around the spinal cord is a system of protection for the spine – 24 moveable segments which have the dual role of protecting the central nervous system and providing the axis for the entire musculo-skeletal system. Each vertebra has a unique set of nerves that pass through it to the other systems of the body through individual holes called foramen.