Chiropractic is the practice of diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders of the neuro/musculo/skeletal system and the effects and damages that these disorders can have on general health. Whilst the perception might be that chiropractors focus predominantly on the spine, they, themselves tend to view the spine as a window through which to see a diverse array of other conditions.
THE SPINE – THE WINDOW TO GOOD HEALTH
It was Jaime Pressly who said “Your core supports your spine and your torso. Everything you do depends on it.” The importance of the spinal function cannot be over-stated.
The spine itself is a vertebral column divided into three regions. There is the cervical spine at the top, specialised to allow neck movement, the thoracic spine and the lumbar spine. Without a spine, one would not be able to either, remain upright, or to bend with flexibility. The most critical function of the spine, however, is its encasement and protection of the spinal cord, which is a nerve column that connects your brain to the rest of you. The spinal cord facilitates body movement and organ function.
Here, it becomes clear that the importance of the spine, as well as its connectivity to the other major organs truly makes it the “window” to the rest of the human body.
As such, chiropractors are able to diagnose, treat and prevent health conditions that range from back and neck pain right through to baby colic, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Modern chiropractic treatments also embrace other issues such as diet, sleep and posture, all with a view to allowing you to feel relief and greater comfort in your body.