What is Chiropractic?
At Oak Flats Chiropractic people come to see us for a variety of reasons...
Chiropractic is the world’s largest non-surgical, non-drug prescribing, primary contact health care profession. It is a natural approach to health, based on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system. Chiropractors in Australia are a nationally registered and a regulated health care profession.
Your spine is designed, among other things, to protect your central nervous system and thus to allow it to function normally. It is very important that your central nervous system works properly, because it controls and co-ordinates the function of every single cell, tissue and organ in your body.
So it follows that a healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in terms of maintaining optimal whole body health.
Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free approach concerned with the diagnosis, management, and prevention of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system; this includes the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. It is based on the teachings of Galen and Hippocrates and the premise that the body can respond appropriately to its environment provided that the nervous system is free of interference. This was further developed by Palmer which lead to a focus on the spinal column and its functioning.
In summary, chiropractors focus on the detection and correction of aberrant spinal function and its subsequent effect on how the nervous system controls and coordinates the body in response to its environment.