What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a science by which the doctor locates and removes cause of dis-ease. For every dis-ease, ache, or pain there is a cause. As long as you have a cause you will have dis-ease. Removal of cause results in removal of dis-ease. Simple enough, right?! You use the same principle every day in your home, at work, or at play and it works. For example, you are in the backyard watering your garden with a hose and your kid steps on the hose, it may interfere with the flow of water to where there is only half of the original amount coming out of the nozzle. Do you work on the nozzle? No, you go back down the hose and remove the cause by knocking your kid off of it. That seems to be the simple, ordinary thing to do in this case. Funny enough, it will also work with your health. That is what Chiropractic is about, locating and removing the cause. What follows—Health.
What is the cause of my disease?
If you are like the majority of Americans, suddenly you find yourself ill and asking the question “Why am I sick?” Some part of your mechanism has failed to function normally. Let us explore what is causing this function to fail. Function fails because current fails. That is the reason the light bulb doesn’t burn if the wall switch is off. The normal flow of current is interfered with. The current fails because something has interfered with its transmission. The only place one can find this interference is at the place where your skull and spine meet: the Upper Cervical Spine. Here we find two vulnerable bones called Atlas and Axis. Either one or both pressing on nerve fibers stopping normal flow of nerve impulses which we call life. This changes electrical frequency which causes function to fail and organs or tissues receiving it. When this interference is found in you, cause of your illness is definitely established. Our job now is to correct the cause. Again we reason, release interference so current does not feel and function will not fail when current is normal.
How does Chiropractic find the cause?
The Chiropractor has to find cause before he can correct it. Knowing that cause is an interference to normal flow of impulses from brain to tissue, then it is the job of the Chiropractor to find this interference. The Chiropractor uses an instrument called Computerized Infrared Thermography which determines where interference exists and what degree it exists. A recording is made of your spine with the Computerized Infrared Thermography to ascertain the total number of readings. When location of interference is established, spinographic X-RAYS are taken which virtually act as blueprint negatives. These confirm the thermographic findings by revealing exact mal-position of Atlas or Axis and recommend to the Chiropractor correct manner in which to re-position vertebra.
If a car mechanic didn’t know what what inside of your car, would you want him to work on your car? For that same reason, we take X-RAYS. We have to know what exists inside your body in order for us to do our job right. We are in business for your health, so we want to do the right thing in the right way and at the right time.
Do I get adjusted every visit?
It is impossible to predict in advance the number of adjustments any given case requires. No two people in this world are alike. Not one individual can be compared with another. The speed with which people recover depends on several factors:
- How much damage has been done?
- Age of patient?
- How long patient had disorder?
- If interference is kept removed.
- Patient’s cooperation with Chiropractor.
No two spines are alike and the thermographic evaluation predetermines whether a nerve pressure or interference exists. If it does, you receive an adjustment. If the graph indicates no pressure, nothing will be done because that is exactly what the previous adjustment accomplished. If you have to be adjusted again, that meant that pressure returned. Pressure has to stay out if health is to be the result.
It is not how much we do, but how right the little is that we do.
Why do I have to keep getting checked?
People lose sight of the objective they are trying to reach when they ask this question. They think they are not getting enough for their money if they are not getting adjusted every visit.
People are adjustment conscious instead of health conscious. Health is the objective. Results are what you what. As Chiropractors, we look farther than just today or tomorrow. In order to get you well and keep you well, we know just when you should be adjusted and when you should not. Adjustments are not what you are paying for. You are paying for the prospective of getting well. You travel a bitter road from health to sickness and from sickness to health. You will have reactions, and will retrace and even suffer to get well. Familiar and distressing experiences may occur- but this time on the constructive side of things.
You are on that road to health.
Is the adjustment all I receive?
Yes, Chiropractic is an exclusive process. It is not necessary to diet, take medicine, to indulge in exercise, massage, sun baths, or physics. You did all these things and they failed. Why repeat failure methods? Why employ them all over again? We know an aspirin will sometimes kill a headache, but it is doing just the opposite of what we are doing. The aspirin blocks nerve flow whereas we are restoring nerve flow. Do you prefer a blocked nerve flow and still have your trouble or would you rather restore nerve flow and have health?
When an adjustment removes cause of dis-ease and health follows, why do more?