What Is Chiropractic?

Your nervous system controls the function of virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. While the brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is more vulnerable, covered by 24 moving vertebrae. When these bones lose their normal motion or position, they can irritate the nervous system. This disrupts the function of the tissues or organs these nerves control, and this is called vertebral subluxation complex. Vertebral subluxations can cause stress to the spinal cord which acts as the main line of intelligence for the entire body.

Chiropractic is the science of locating these areas of spinal malfunction and the art of correcting them to allow the body to heal itself. As we all know, regardless of which type of doctor you consult, only the body can heal itself.

Chiropractic is not an alternative to medicine, nor is it complementary to medicine. It is a separate and distinct science, art, and philosophy of health and healing. Chiropractic is the largest natural healing art in the world. It is based on the premise that the body is a self-healing organism and that the nervous system is the master control system of the body.

Subluxations can be the cause of many unwanted health conditions. Numerous spinal problems found in adults begin during childhood. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health. This is why at Lakes Chiropractic we have a special interest in serving families and children.