For many thousands of years many cultures have recognized that the spine holds a special place in the maintenance of human health and well-being.

As one phrase puts it: “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”

In American health care today, our focus is on the relationship of the spine and muscle and skeletal problems, like low back pain, disc problems, neck pain, and headache. Research has shown great improvements of patients with these problems under chiropractic care.

There is a lot of evidence that suggests chiropractic treatment should be the first place where cases like this should be addressed.

However, there is a bigger picture to consider.

Chiropractic health care takes the position that the best way to maintain health is to remove interference from the body’s natural function before it becomes a problem. Chiropractic emphasizes the natural healing ability of the body, a function called homeostasis.

One area where interference is possible is in the spinal column. Misalignment, loss of motion, joint breakdown, and the eventual changes in posture that follow place stress on the structures of the spine, the inner organs, and even the nerves of the nervous system.

Chiropractic care addresses these problem spinal areas to improve alignment, restore motion, and take pressure off of the nervous system.

When combined with nutrition, and positive lifestyle changes, a healthy spine encourages whole body health.