The modern doctor of Chiropractic works both directly and indirectly with the nerves, because every function of your entire body is under control of the nervous system.
Every organ, tissue and cell is controlled by neurological impulses travelling from the brain to every part of the body. Nerves make it possible for sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.
Nerves maintain your balance and keep your body temperature at 37.6 degrees. Nerves control your liver, lungs, spleen, pancrease, gallbladder, kidneys and all other organs.
In fact, the nervous system is the master system which controls all other systems of the entire body including the glandular, reproductive, digestive, elimination, respiratory and circulatory.
Complete perfect natural health comes only when you have a complete perfect natural normal functioning nervous system.
Every science of the healing art has what is known as an “avenue of approach.” For a doctor in the medical field a hypodermic needle injecting drugs to the skin is an avenue through which the drug gains access to the body.
For a doctor of Chiropractic, the avenue of approach is the spine because it houses and protects the spinal cord – the switchboard of the nervous system through which nerves pass from the brain to different parts of the body.
The nerves leave the spine through opening between movable spinal bones called vertebrae. When these vertebrae move out of alignment there can be interference with the normal activities of the nerve.
This interference can disturb function throughout the body. Most conditions of ill health are the result of some underlying causes within the body, which must be found first before correction can be effective and help restore true health.
Chiropractic has developed specific techniques for locating and then correcting spinal misalignments that disturb nerve function. Chiropractic therefore makes a major contribution to the healing and healing arts.