What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic’s unique health care system recognizes the importance of a healthy spine and nervous system. Your nervous system (which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves) is continuously producing vital messages for life. Millions of these messages are sent every second, passing from your brain to your body cells and equally important, from your body cells back to your brain through this vast communication system of nerve wires. These messages are what control every cell, tissue and organ of our body to give us health and healing. Like wanting to keep blood traveling unobstructed from the heart through your arteries, Chiropractic’s objective is to optimize health and wellness through an unobstructed nervous system.
Interferences Within The Nervous System Are Called “Vertebral Subluxations”
As the brain sends vital messages for health and wellness down the spinal cord, out the spinal nerves to every cell tissue and organ, they must travel between hard bones of your spine called “vertebrae”. These bones or vertebrae are movable and when stressed, they can misalign putting abnormal pressure, serious stress and irritation to nerves exiting the spine. As a result, the nerves cannot get 100% of their messages to the body parts. This creates a loss of the brain’s control and coordination of the body, resulting in lowered state of health. This condition of a misaligned vertebrae creating nervous system interference is called, “ Vertebral Subluxation”. A Vertebral Subluxation is an often painless, tiny, spinal distortion that can affect your nerves, muscles, internal organs, discs, bones, brain function, posture, and overall health. You would think that anything interrupting the proper flow of electrical impulses through your nervous system would set off loud, beeping alarms in the body. But it doesn’t – not until a certain amount of damage has already been accumulated. Studies reveal that almost everyone has Vertebral Subluxation in their spine: it is a “hidden epidemic”. Chiropractor’s goal is to improve nervous system function, health and wellness naturally, by reducing or eliminating vertebral subluxations, so the body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic Is Safe, Gentle, Effective And Can Improve The Quality Of Life
Since 1989, we at Gitto Advanced Chiropractic & Nutrition strive to deliver the best health care possible. Our team continues to attend a number of postgraduate seminars every year so we can provide our practice members with safe, gentle and the most effective- up to date techniques available. Chiropractors maintain the lowest malpractice insurance rates of any primary health care professional in the world, which is a tremendous credit to the safety record throughout our profession. People who are under chiropractic care have been known to be some of the healthiest people in the world, enjoying far less hospitalization, medication and the need for medical attention. Chiropractic has undergone hundreds of research and government studies showing its effectiveness in restoring health. Studies have revealed that people under chiropractic care experience wellness in many areas of their lives. Chiropractic patients in two studies have reported physical and mental/emotional health, better ability to deal with stress and more life enjoyment. In another study patients reported improved physical functioning, less bodily pain, less headaches, neck and low back pain, improved general health, greater energy and vitality, social functioning, and improved mental health. Numerous research and government studies continue to demonstrate Chiropractic as a natural and effective means of enhancing the quality of life by helping people function closer to their physical and emotional best creating an active – healthy lifestyle. People under Chiropractic care have up to 50% less visits to medical providers. This is why Chiropractic is the fastest growing drugless healing profession in the world, serving millions of people every day.
Research Reveals That People Who Receive Regular Chiropractic Care:
- Have higher resistance to disease/ stronger immunity,
- Get fewer childhood diseases (i.e. chicken pox, measles, mumps)
- Take far fewer prescription drugs — Report improved quality of life,
- Have fewer hospital and nursing home admissions — Experience greater overall health and well-being
- Reduce medical costs on average by two thirds — Have 50 % reduction in medical doctor visits,
- Seniors have better mobility and greater walking stability — Greater life satisfaction and contentment
- Report better sleep, improved love life — Improved mental and emotional health
- Improved athletic performance, Better nerves — lower stress levels and reduced tension,
- Get sick less often and recover faster –Less time lost from work,
- Have improved sense of well-being — Feel stronger, walk better, and travel easier