Chiropractic is based on the premise that the body can respond appropriately to its environment, given there is no interference to the nervous system.
As chiropractors we are aiming for a spine and nervous system working at 100%.
An optimally functioning nervous system will help you adapt to an environment full of physical, chemical and emotional stress.
Chiropractors identify and correct underlying shifts in the spine that can cause interference to your nervous system, through gentle and specific techniques called adjustments.
Adjustments help to restore the normal biomechanical structure of the spine, therefore allowing normal function of the nervous system. These structural shifts can cause muscles to spasm, impair the integrity of ligaments and cause an interference to the nerves travelling down the spinal cord. In other words, the main communication system that connects your brain to your body can be disrupted. These disruptions are called subluxations.
While no one is structurally perfect, there is a normal, healthy range.
In the same manner, we can understand what a fever is because we know what a normal temperature is, or what constitutes high blood pressure because we are aware of the normal range.
As chiropractors, we are looking for a significant shift of the spine away from normal function.