“Chiropractic, in its scientific simplicity, is the link between the internal wisdom of life and the body.”
This quote from Dr. Sid Williams, president of LIFE University in Georgia, couldn't be truer. Chiropractic is based on the absolute science that every function in the human body is directed and coordinated by the nervous system. It is through this science that we know, without a doubt, that the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism that knows how to heal itself from inside, the same way it knew how to grow from two cells into organs, glands, muscles, joints, eyes, ears and eventually into YOU!
You have more than a billion cells that make up the organs, glands and tissues of the body and these cells do more than a trillion functions per SECOND! Each function has to work in harmony with all the systems of the body. It will do this as long as there is no interference in the nerve flow to the tissues coordinating this process we call........LIFE!
Sickness, symptoms, pain and disease happen when some functions become out “out of order” and the nervous system can’t reorganize the harmony of the body.
The chiropractor's primary goal is to help the body tap into this amazing, internal LIFE force by removing interferences to this nervous system called subluxations, which are changes in the dynamics of the bones of the spine, choking, stretching or irritating the delicate nerve tissues. The spine is the “fuse panel of life” and the nerves are the wires carrying the power to the tissues. Subluxations are in essence “blown fuses”.
The results of subluxations cause sickness and symptoms in the tissues where these nerves go. For some the symptoms are headache; in others it is back pain or sciatic pain down the leg; others, irritable bowel syndrome or asthma. In children, subluxations may cause a block in the draining of the ear and cause ear infections, or un-leveling of the hips or shoulders. If a subluxation is left uncorrected it can affect the structure, biomechanics and function of the joints of the spine, and thus lead to scoliosis or start the cycle of spinal arthritis and degeneration of discs.
Subluxations can happen at any time. They can be caused by traumas, repetitive-strain injury, sports injuries, prolonged sitting at a desk or computer, or long drives, sleeping poorly and more. Mental stress and the physical tension it creates can subluxate the spine. Many subluxations are caused in childhood and show up as problems later in life. Learning to walk and falling – bumping the spine – can cause subluxations, and many times the birth trauma of the delivery, pulling on the neck or using forceps, can cause lifetime spinal problems.
Only chiropractors are trained to detect and correct subluxations with chiropractic adjustments. The adjustment is a specific, gentle, low force to realign the vertebrae, thus removing the nerve interference and restoring proper function of the spine. There are different ways to adjust the spine from hands on adjustments (where you hear gas “popping” out of the joint) to light touch and instrument adjusting (a spring-loaded, light-force adjusting instrument). Three years of university education, plus four years of intense training in an accredited chiropractic college, is what a chiropractor achieves to become a doctor.
Recalls of drugs like Viiox have many people searching for that safe and effective, drugless way to a better functioning body and pain-free living with more vitality. Masking problems with dangerous drugs can be harmful to your health and does nothing to enhance your quality of life. Chiropractic is clearly an effective and safe, drug-free approach to better health.
What can chiropractic do for me?
The cost of failing health is so big. When we are feeling ill or pain or simply feeling “sick and tired,” our mind-body says "I can't", and our happiness, vitality, enjoyment of life and people, work and play, and relationships all suffer. Illness costs our lives in so many ways.
When we are healthy, we attract new opportunities and possibilities. We have energy to play, to work, to give or to share with others. Healing with chiropractic pays in so many ways by optimizing your health and quality of life.
At the Gregg Chiropractic Life Centre, we believe in building relationships with our patients and becoming health coaches, educating our patients about health and wellness, mind, body and spirit. Helping our patients live pain-free, healthy lives by maximizing vitality with a healthy spine and nervous system is our mission. We would like to help you on the journey to better health, vitality and quality of life.
Chiropractic: Healthcare concerned with the well being of human kind; mind, body and spirit.