Chiropractic is a drug-free, physiologically compatible health care that allows the body to heal itself by allowing the nervous system to function better. When nerve interference is removed with gentle chiropractic adjustments, healthy cell metabolism, organ function, and mental and physical well-being are restored. According to the research, that means more energy, better movement, and a stronger immune system. More and more families are choosing chiropractic because no one is ever too young or too old to obtain a healthy nervous system for life.
Health is defined as a state of “normal function.” So ultimately, if you wish to live in optimal health, you must first find out what it is that causes you to function normally. Nobody would argue that all function starts with the spine and nervous system. Unfortunately, the #1 most neglected part of our body in our country’s healthcare system appears to be our spine and nervous system. Gonstead chiropractors are specifically and scientifically trained to detect and correct Vertebral Subluxation.
The following images contain phases of spinal degeneration caused by the damaging effects of subluxation (misalignment of spinal joint causing disc damage and interference to the nerves) over time. Since the intervertebral disc forms the natural and normal curves of the spine, Gonstead Doctors are focused on the restoration of proper disc mechanics. According to the research, intervertebral discs and spine function are vitally dependent on optimal joint alignment and maximum nerve flow. With any level of misalignment and altered function, the discs wear out, aging is accelerated, and spine decay becomes evident. The good news is, Gonstead Chiropractic helps prevent the degenerating process of the spine and may help its longevity.
“Vital information travels from the brain and spinal cord to all of the parts of the body. But, not only does information travel down the nerve, but at the same time information from the peripheral parts of the body is being sent back to the brain and spinal cord. When this information is interfered with, a problem arises in the body.”
–Daniel J. Murphy, DC; Spinal Biomechanics, Harrison, 1992, p.366