Chiropractic – What Is It?


The philosophy of chiropractic is based on the realization that illnesses and dysfunctions of the body can be caused by disturbances in nerve impulse transmissions and by nerve irritability. The nervous system is considered the organ system that controls and regulates all other organ systems. Thus, it is also important in orchestrating the body's healing processes.


Disturbances in the nervous system frequently occur from stress and strain of the spinal cord and spinal nerves as a consequence of false positioning of the vertebral body. We call this situation vertebral subluxation.1 .


Vertebral displacement through bad posture, deterioration, accidents, falls, stress or a difficult birth can exert pressure on nerve tracts and lead to nerve damage. This is often disregarded as the source of symptoms, illnesses and pain.


Chiropractic practice involves the analysis and correction of dysfunctions of normal nerve function2.A chiropractor uses carefully regulated and controlled pressure3, to bring the vertebral body back to its correct position and, consequently, alleviate nerve dysfunctions. This procedure is known as an "adjustment"and can be performed using countless different hand movements and techniques. Chiropractic care is statistically safer than drug therapy or surgery – even newborns can receive regular chiropractic care.

When is chiropractic used?

Chiropractic relies on the fact that the nervous system regulates and controls all other organ systems and that the human body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism.

There are no treatments or therapeutic approaches for specific conditions or illnesses in chiropractic4and it doesn't replace academic medicine.


Even if a chiropractor doesn't treat individual symptoms, but rather regularly ensures the optimal functioning of the nervous system, the original symptoms (pain, limited movement, paresthesia) will soon lessen. The body heals best under optimal conditions.


You are free to utilize chiropractic care for yourself and your family. We recommend you sit down and consult with a chiropractor.

For those interested, we also offer regular evening information sessions. Call us for details about the next session.



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