subluxwebannimationtry02.gif Chiropractic health care focuses primarily on spinal function and its relationship to the nervous system and good health. The science of chiropractic is based on the premise that good health depends, in part, on a normally functioning nervous system.

Chiropractic principle emphasizes that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism and that body function is controlled and coordinated by the brain, spinal cord and the nerves that branch throughout the body.

The movable bones of the spine offer protection to vulnerable communication pathways of the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord and the delicate nerve roots and spinal nerves that exit between the vertebral segments of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of the spinal segments can irritate or impair nerve function, resulting in malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. Doctors of chiropractic refer to this altered spinal function and its potential effect on the nervous system as the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and remove spinal dysfunction and nerve interference, returning the body to its natural state of health and wellness.