Chiropractic Does Not Treat Back Pain
Chiropractic is often regarded as a treatment solely for back problems, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Chiropractic is based on the idea that by maintaining good spinal alignment, clear and healthy pathways to and from the central nervous system (which is contained within the vertebral column) are kept open and protected so that the body’s ability to self heal and function is improved. Secondarily to this chiropractic is concerned with minimising wear and tear to the cartilage, particularly the intervertebral discs which degenerate throughout our lives. You may know this process as arthritis.
The Holistic Approach
A holistic (full body) approach to health and healing is quite a unique concept within western medicine which tends to be more disease and cure focused. Eastern medicine leans more towards a focuses on maximum health and prevention.