Chiropractic is based on science, philosophy and art. The science of Chiropractic is based on finding vertebral subluxations. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only health care professionals who are thoroughly trained in the detection, location and correction of vertebral subluxations. It requires years of training and clinical practice for a chiropractor to master the analysis and procedures needed to understand and correct subluxations.
The philosophy of Chiropractic is based on the fact that subluxations interfere with the nervous system’s ability to function properly. Chiropractic adjustments restore the nervous system’s ability to function at an optimal level allowing healing to take place.
The art of Chiropractic is the way in which the subluxations are corrected with a Chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment is the primary way to fix a subluxation. Exercises, stretching and soft tissue work often accompany or are recommended in order to support the adjustment.