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                                       B.J. Palmer, D.C., Ph.C.

Why Chiropractic & What is it that chiropractors do?


Why Chiropractic?

Health, as defined in the World Health Organization Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
For years, chiropractors have been educating people as to where they are in health, where they should be in health, and explain a methodology by which an individual can get there. A good chiropractor will structurally, bio mechanically, and neurologically "coach" a person back to health. Patient involvement through education and lifestyle responsibility is at the core of a great chiropractic practice. Speak to someone who has been under chiropractic wellness care for some time. Often you will find, that their relationship with the chiropractor is a fulfilling and enlightening one. Doesn't it make sense to seek out a health care provider that is not exposing you and your family to needless medications and surgeries?
There is an individual in your community that wants nothing more then for you and your family to be healthy. That individual is your chiropractor and he/she wants to see you and your family functioning to the best of your natural ability.
Understand the enlightenment and healing that takes place in a human being when they find out they can do something about their health, and you will understand that the growing numbers of individuals seeking chiropractic care are no surprise.

subluxation (sub''luk-sa'shun) - Any vertebrae which has lost its proper juxta-position with the bone above, below, or both, which impinges on a nerve and interferes with mental impulses.  That is, a spinal misalignment or malfunction that doesn't allow your body's communication system to work properly.


What is it that chiropractors do?

Chiropractic is based on four simple concepts.

bulletThe body is a self-healing mechanism. Example: If you were to cut your finger, it would heal. If you were to cut the finger of a corpse, it would not heal.
bulletThe nervous system is the master system of the body. Everything we experience as human beings and everything we do as human beings is regulated via the nervous system.
bulletIf there is interference with the nervous system, it alters our perception of the world. It also interferes with our ability to appropriately respond to the world. Not only can this lead to physical problems, but because of this altered perception and compromised ability to act it can lead to psycho-emotional problems as well. When this happens to a significant number of people in a healthy society, it could have a negative effect on that society as a whole.
bulletThe primary objective of a chiropractor is to locate and correct the cause of that interference. Chiropractors focus their attention on finding vertebral subluxations. A vertebral subluxation being an abnormal condition of the spine that interferes with communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

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A child receives and adjustment
A child receives a
chiropractic adjustment



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