Do You Need It?

Illustration of Spine and Skeleton and what happens with mis-aligned vertebrae

To view this image, and other excellent uppercervical images by Daniel Clark, D.C. in greater detail go to:
http://www.uppercervicalillustrations.com/

“Why did I get sick?”, “Is it because some mysterious virus or germ singled me out to be sick?”, “How do I find the cause of the problem?”

The answer to these questions can be found be evaluating the underlying problem, rather than masking the symptoms on a temporary basis thus allowing the body to become sicker. The Upper Cervical Chiropractor teaches the concept of correcting the cause rather than treating or masking the effects.

Just as health comes from within, so does sickness. Just as sickness comes from within, so does the cure come from within.

Health can only come through the natural function of one’s own body when the nerve system is free from interference and the nerve energy can flow at all times from the brain stem to the body.

IN THE PAST, PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD ONLY GO TO THE DENTIST WHEN YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. AS WITH DENTISTRY, TRUE PREVENTATIVE HEALTH CARE IS BASED ON SOUND PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE, AND REGULAR CHECK UPS THAT EVERY HUMAN BODY NEEDS!

The science of Chiropractic is based on the fact that good health is the result of the unhindered function of your nerves and nervous system. Every function of your body is under the control of your brain and nervous system. Electrical impulses from your brain are sent through the nervous system to control or affect every organ, tissue and cell within your body. Your nervous system is also used to send information back to your brain about your body’s condition, sensory system and activities. These impulses that travel through your nerves enable you to see, smell, touch, hear, maintain balance and regulate your body’s temperature. In fact, your nervous sytem is the master system which controls all other parts of your body, including the glandular, reproductive, digestive, eliminative, respiratory, and circulatory sytems. Every science of healing has what is known as an avenue of approach. For example, in the field of medicine, a hypodermic needle injects drugs through the skin; a pill is swallowed and goes into the stomach. They are the avenues through which the drugs gain access to the body.

Do You Need It?In the field of Chiropractic, the avenue of approach is your spine. Your spine contains and protects your spinal cord, which is the switchboard of your nervous system through which signals pass to and from your brain to different parts of your body. For every symptom there is a cause. If you are ill, then the condition of pain, regardless of the name applied to it, is a symptom for which there must have been a cause. The nerves leave your spinal cord through openings between movable spinal bones called vertebrae. When your vertebrae become misaligned, through injury or posture problems, they interfere with the normal function of your nerves. This misalignment is called a subluxation and it causes your nervous system to malfunction. The pinching action of the subluxation on your nerve can cause pain, impairment, or reduction or loss of a body function. the subluxation then becomes the cause of the problem.

“There is a great difference between an orthopedically straight spine and the normal articulated spine.”

– Dr. William Blair

The wear and tear on a body is exactly like driving a car that is out of alignment. The result can be muscle and joint pain anywhere in the body. Without correcting the problem, which originated with a single bone (atlas) at the top of the neck moving out of position, the entire body is now imbalanced.

Here is a recent news broadcast of a study on upper cervical adjustments and blood pressure: