Are chiropractors bone doctors or nerve doctors?
This question stumps many people. The answer: nerve doctors. It’s the nervous system that determines your health. We use the alignment and movement of the bones to make impressions on the nervous system. The bones are there to protect the delicate nerves with the skull and 24 vertebrae. The 32 pairs of nerves that branch out from between the vertebrae carry messages to and from the brain.
The image below shows how the nerves extend outward from the brain to the spinal nerves to the ‘appliances’ of the body. Nerve disturbances occur when the spine is subluxated. A subluxation is a structural imbalance or fixation causing nerve disturbance. Nerve disturbance results in an inappropriate signal (either too high or two low) from the brain to the body or from the body to the brain. The word ‘subluxation’ can be broken down into the prefix ‘sub’ which means ‘less than’ and ‘lux’ which means ‘light or life’. Subluxations, if left uncorrected, have a negative impact on your health and ability to express your health potential.
Why is the nervous system so important? You literally live your life through your nervous system. Everything you see, touch, taste, hear, think and do is the result of information your brain receives and processes. It’s easy to see how optimal health begins with a healthy spine and nervous system.
The ability to measure the nervous system truly separates the good chiropractors from the great ones. Make sure you and your family develop a relationship with a wellness based chiropractor who uses nerve scan technology (see Insight Millenium).