Chiropractic and especially pediatric Chiropractic is vastly misunderstood among the general public. It is inevitable that you can’t fully understand the depth of a certain area of study unless you immerse yourself in it. This is precisely the reason I hire an accountant, a lawyer, and a realtor to take care of my respective needs in their field of expertise. You may have heard the term, “jack of all trades and a master of none.” It is here that I want to share with you the true identity of a chiropractor.
Our profession was built upon principles and a philosophy that was founded over 100 years ago and is now the 2nd largest health care profession in the world. Somewhere during the professions’ history, a chiropractor has been portrayed as someone you see “to get your back cracked to cure your pain.” This is as far from the truth as I could imagine.
Your children are an excellent example of the amazing intelligence of the body. Two cells met, divided and continued to divide. The nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) were the first system to develop upon conception and continued to develop a heart, lungs, eyes, ears, little fingers and toes in perfect harmony. Your child was born exhibiting one of the greatest miracles of life.
It is the nervous system that controls all other systems. It regulates the heart rate and rhythm, it allows the lungs to coordinate breathing, giving essential oxygen to the brain and body. It controls the gut and digestion, your senses, and regulates all hormones and chemicals that are integral to your bodies homeostasis. As a chiropractor, my job is to locate, analyze, and remove any interference in your nervous system, the master system of your body, to facilitate your body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. We were never programmed to be sick. Symptoms (i.e. pain, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, etc.) are your body’s perfect adaptation to warn you that something is out of balance and needs to be changed. Chiropractic and Pediatric Chiropractor is a physiological approach to health care while medicine is a pathological approach to sick care.
Any interference in your nervous system is termed “subluxation” in the chiropractic world. Subluxation is literally broken down as sub-meaning less, lux-meaning light. Subluxations arise from stress, whether emotional, physical or chemical. Do you have any stress in your life? Many of the foods that we eat today are pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, sprayed with herbicides and pesticides, and pose a significant stress to our bodies. A physical stress is described as any type of trauma, such as falling down, sports injuries, car accidents, and often times birth traumas. Emotionally, our home life, workplace, and other relationships can produce stress in our life. All of these stresses can are processed by our nervous system and handled the best way our body knows how, but often times manifest in a physical form, resulting in displacement of the spinal column. The chiropractic adjustment is a specific force put into the body to clear your nervous system from any subluxations (interference), allowing your body to function to it optimal potential, becoming a greater expression of life and allowing your inborn intelligence to heal itself.
Now let me propose a question. Who is your chiropractor? Who is finding and correcting the interference in your nervous system? What if the communication between your brain and body is sacrificed by a subluxation? More importantly, what if your childs nervous system is compromised by a subluxation? Get your spine checked.