The spine is the major contributor to all movements of the body. It provides balance to the skeletal frame, absorbs jolts, allows the body to move while at the same time protecting the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The brain and spinal cord are the only organs in the body completely encased in bone – this is how important they are! The importance of the spine and its relationship with health has been recognized for many centuries.
Hippocrates, the famous Greek doctor after whom the Hippocratic Oath is named spoke of this relationship: “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.” Chiropractors look for areas in the spine that aren’t functioning correctly and are causing interference to the nerve system. This interference affects the communication between the brain and the rest of the body which creates less optimal function and can lead to poor health.
Chiropractic goes much deeper than the aches and pains that sometimes cause concern. The key to maintaining optimal health is to keep the nerve system functioning at 100% by being free of interference. When everything is in synch and working at full power, the body can’t help but be healthy!