Chiropractic is a primary health care profession within the holistic ( all natural ) category that holds a very unique approach to health.
The principle and practice which underlines chiropractic health care is that it is vitally essential that you have a healthy spine to have good health. This may be obvious to some as they have experienced problems with their neck or lower back or their ribs & have sought out a chiropractor for relief of symptoms. But what hundreds of thousands of patients have noticed over the past 115 yrs is that their bodies have recovered from other ailments after beginning chiropractic treatments. Also, many of these patients have noticed a definite overall improvement of their general state of healthy & well-being.
I have practiced chiropractic care here in Burlington, Ontario at the Life Chiropractic Centre since 1991. These are some of the clinical observations I have made since I started in clinic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where I graduated in 1986 & all through my years of private practice. Please note that clinical observations are not scientifically documented research studies. They are real, un-biased, non-manipulated observations that are documented as a result of on-going examination with the patient.
The patient expresses to the treating chiropractor what changes & benefits ( or not ) they have noticed since using chiropractic. The list will isolate those areas or conditions that have IMPROVED ( which does not account for complete resolution of symptoms or conditions for numerous patients ): headaches, sinus headaches, tension headaches, migraines, hearing, ringing in ears, vision, cognitive abilities, concentration, memory, mood, sleep, energy, difficulty swallowing, dryness of throat,difficulty breathing, blood pressure, pulse rate, angina, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, ulcerative colitis, infertility, frequency of urination, bladder infections, urinary tract infections, colds, ear infections, throat infections, sinus infections, chest infections, overall immunity, agility, athletic performance, durability, vitality, strength, endurance, muscle tone, skin tone, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, wrist pain, hand pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, rib pain, chest pain, lower back pain, leg pain, sciatica, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis,fibromyalgia, joint pain, whiplash, work injuries, sporting injuries, motor vehicle injuries, post-surgical recovery, birthing process, post-natal recovery, posture, scoliosis, singing voice and self-confidence.
PLEASE NOTE – these conditions have been ‘improved’ not ‘cured’, and the truth be known is that no doctor anywhere cures anybody of anything. The human body can cure itself of any condition or disease known to man & the job of any doctor, whether a Burlington chiropractor or MD is to assist the healing process. The body has the best chance to heal itself only if one specific condition is met. This condition being that your master control center, your central nervous system, is working at optimal potential.
The central nerve system runs EVERYTHING! Millions upon millions of functions take place in your body every second without your conscious awareness. And when your nerve system can work without any interference, your body can perform it’s own miracles. So how does all of this relate to chiropractic? Just think of your spine. 24 little bones called vertebrae that stack up upon one another. Between the vertebrae come out your nerves which go to every part of your body. The nerves attach to your spinal cord which is inside your spine. The spinal cord attaches to your brain which is inside your skull. The brain is the master computer, the generator of all the power that is required to run every function of your body & it sends this power to the body through the spinal cord & nerves.
What if a vertebra gets slightly misaligned due to a bad fall, accident, difficult birth, extreme emotional stress etc., etc. and interferes with the function of that nerve? What do you suppose will happen to all the body functions that are the responsibility of that nerve? Better or worse? Do symptoms arise when your body is functioning like a finely tuned swiss watch or a $5 replica you by from a vendor on the street?
And the sad, sad thing is that many people think & subscribe to the practice that toxic drugs & medications to mask symptoms is the answer to getting healthy & staying healthy. The only job of a chiropractor is to ensure that all the vertebrae in your spine line up as best as they can so your nerves can transmit all the power/information to the rest of your body as best as they can. Then and only then will your body have the best capacity to heal itself if it is not well & maintain itself in a healthy state. And the most wonderful thing is …. all without the use of toxic drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic when used properly, will truly add years to your life and life to your years.