Chiropractic is based on the principle that there is an innate wisdom in the body, which promotes health and healing. Chiropractic’s founder and developer, BJ Palmer, describes it this way: “The master maker of the human body did not create you and then run off and leave you masterless. He stayed on the job as the fellow within, as nerve transmission, controlling every function of life.”
The goal of the chiropractor is to correct misalignments in the body, so the inner intelligence can work better. This is done by examining the musculoskeletal system for improper function and alignment and then manipulating the spinal column to correct subluxations (vertebrae that are out of correct position). This is called a chiropractic adjustment, which brings the structure of the body back into alignment, thus, enabling proper neurological communications between your brain and the cells, tissues and organs of the body. This, in turn, can promote self-healing on a myriad of levels for numerous afflictions. There are over 120 different chiropractic techniques used for adjusting the body. The doctor selects one or more that fits the needs of each individual patient.
You don’t have to get into a car accident or have a major injury to necessitate chiropractic care. The mini, micro-traumas the body experiences in daily life are powerful enough to cause misalignments. Incorporating chiropractic into your healthcare and preventative care plan is a great way to stay ahead of the game. Massage, stretching and exercise also help to rebalance the body, reduce pain and promote healing.
Chiropractors are highly-skilled and trained medical professionals. In order to become a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, one must complete 4 plus years of premedical undergraduate work, followed by 4-5 years of chiropractic school that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. This is followed by a rigorous post-graduate examination. Chiropractic is widely accepted as a legitimate science and is the largest alternative healing profession in America. Click the following link to meet The Wellness Center’s Chiropractors, Dr. Tim Price and Dr. Julia Fischel.