The chiropractic profession was established in 1895. Chiropractic is the second largest of the three primary healthcare providers in the U.S. They are Medical, Chiropractic, and Osteopathic branches of the healing arts.
The central premise of Calgary chiropractor is that vertebral misalignments occur in the spine and can produce interferences in the function of the nervous system; which have remarkable and far-reaching effects by impairing the individuals health and performance. The nervous system is the master system of your body and it is comprised of the brain and the spinal cord. It is responsible for running and coordinating all parts of the body. Chiropractors work with the nervous system because we realize that the seat of the body’s innate or inborn intelligence resides there. 100% of the body’s life force is generated through the brain. The brain and spinal cord are so important that they are both housed in bone – the skull and the spinal or vertebral column. This column is comprised of 24 moveable spinal bones or segments. They are separated by small shock absorbers called intervertebral discs. Nerves from the spinal cord then exit from between the vertebrae and communicate with every cell in the body. These nerves control everything from hearing and seeing, muscles and skin, your stomach, spleen, kidneys, etc.
When the brain is putting out proper messages or impulses, they travel down the spinal cord, out from between the vertebrae to an organ, tissue or muscle group and all is well and the body functions as it was designed to. It is only when there is an interruption with those nerve signals that a problem exists. *90% of all nervous system interference happens in the spine! Vertebrae can become misaligned and inflammed, putting pressure on the nerves. When this happens, the vital life force travelling through the nerves is diminished or completely cut off. When a bone is misaligned, it doesn’t necessarily cause pain, but it will cause a problem in time if the bone is not adjusted back into place and the nerve pressure released. In chiropractic we recognize that if a spinal bone is misaligned and pinching a nerve, it is a major cause of disease. We call such a situation a spinal subluxation. A spinal or vertebral subluxation is an interference to function causing a lack of health due to a bone out of alignment causing spinal irritation. If there is irritation and interference to the nervous system there is compromise to the bodies ability to adapt and heal. Some common causes of subluxation are slips and falls, accidents, poor posture, sleeping wrong, poor distribution of weight, improper lifting and sports injury. Chiropractors find and remove vertebral subluxations by adjusting the spinal vertebrae. We are not focused on symptom relief, although we want you to feel better as fast as possible. We focus on removing the cause of the patient’s problem, and as a result, the symptoms resolve on their own.
Subluxations can occur in any joint in the entire body which is why chiropractors treat more than just the spine. see a local Calgary Chiropractor is a whole body healing art! Chiropractors also adjust, or align, the joints of the extremities, the cranium, the viscera and the soft tissues of the body, depending on the needs of the patient. Chiropractic, as a healing art is safe, gentle and effective. Our patients start with infants and range up to the elderly. Our oldest patient is actually 101 years old and she lives independently.
It is a commonly held belief that the spine will subluxate and the discs will swell, all to hold up a body that is malnourished, imbalanced, and stressed. In a matter of speaking, the spine becomes a back up system for maintaining homeostasis or balance in the body. This is why Dr. Jane strongly recommends synergistic nutrition to each patient to suite their individual and unique needs.