To understand chiropractic you first have to understand how the body works. Our bodies have the knowledge and ability (chiropractors call this “Innate Intelligence”) to keep us healthy. This power controls heart rate, breathing, digestion and every other vital function. Instructions from your brain via the spinal cord are sent to every organ and cell in your body. If the instructions are received and followed properly, your body is able to reach and maintain its optimum level of health. However, if there is any interference with the transmission of those instructions the result is less-than-optimum health. Your body can no longer function normally.
You have approximately 200 bones in your body. Where these bones come together, either in the spinal column or elsewhere in the body, they form a “joint” or articulation which allows you to move. This area is where subluxation may occur. The vertebral subluxation is an alteration of the normal position and/or motion of the spinal bones. This alteration creates interference to vital nerve signals on their way to and from the brain.
The purpose of chiropractic is to locate and correct subluxations. Detecting subluxations is a complicated and exacting science. A large part of a chiropractor’s education deals with how to locate and analyze improper placement and motion of the vertebrae and adjacent structures of the body.
The doctors at Danbury Chiropractic and Wellness are experts in relieving patients from pain by performing calculated and precise chiropractic care. Give our expert staff a call today to schedule an appointment and be one step closer to pain-free living.