The Science Behind Chiropractic

The Science and Art of Chiropractic

Although the science behind Chiropractic remains the same throughout the profession, the “Art” of manipulation may differ.  Not all chiropractic adjustments and techniques are the same.  Some will use their hands, others use tables or instruments to assist them in making the necessary change.  You will need to determine which technique or philosophy is right for you. 

For me in this office, I use my hands for the majority of treatment.  I have developed a gentle, specific and highly effective technique.  With all the technology and lack of human contact- I feel we are missing personalized care and the human element of touch. That is what sets me apart.

CHIROPRACTIC comes from the Greek words “praxis” and “cheir“, meaning to practice or to treat using hands.  It’s kind of amazing when you think about it.  Doctors who do not use drugs or chemicals; doctors who leverage the body’s ability to heal itself. 

Chiropractic works even if you don’t believe in chiropractic.”

Chiropractic is Scientific

It’s a scientific fact that your nervous system controls everything.

How do you define “scientific?”

If you define it as the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment and then testing the resulting hypotheses, then today’s chiropractic is quite scientific. Because it’s based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls and regulates virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body.

Don’t be misled by the “low-tech” nature of chiropractic adjustments! There are a growing number of studies that suggest the chiropractic approach to reducing nerve disturbance along the spine, may enhance the ability of the brain and nerve system to control and regulate the body.

These include published research documenting the results of chiropractic care on asthma, infantile colic, immune function, dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps), improving vision and brain function, lower back pain, one’s overall health status and many others.


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Visit The American Chiropractic Association for research and more information