What is Chiropractic Medicine?
The word chiropractic is derived from Greek language, meaning “done by hand”. At Georgetown Clinics we believe that the body has the potential to heal itself and will do so when the body is in complete alignment. This alignment is made possible by adjusting, by hand, subluxations in the spine that cause disruptions throughout the body’s different systems. Basically, chiropractic adjustments help align the spine to remove blockages to the nervous system.
The nervous system controls each and every one of the body’s functions. Brain signals relay down the spinal cord, through a complicated network of nerves, to the individual body systems, which react and operate their specific functions. Its only when disruptions to that system’s signals are interfered with does disease and symptoms of illness generate. When the nervous system is sending the signals it needs to the various functions throughout our bodies, the body simply works better in staying or getting healthy. Every function within the human body, from the endocrine system to the circulatory system; from the digestive to the immune, is controlled and guided by the nervous system.
The spine, though complicated in form, is simple in its purpose: to protect the spinal cord. When we experience trauma to the spine, through daily living, bad habits or environmental influences, our spine is often affected. With any misalignment of the spine, the nerves in the area can be negatively affected; preventing them from doing their job by being unable to send signals to the body’s organs and systems.
What do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors use the art and science of chiropractic medicine to detect and treat spinal misalignments. Gently-delivered adjustments to the spine have been proven to provide relief from the following symptoms:
- Back and/or neck Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Headaches and Migraines
- Disc herniations and leg pain
Chiropractic care allows us all to fully live our lives with optimal health without pain or illness. Please contact us for a free personal consultation, we’d be honored to help you access your path to optimal wellness.