So, this past week a group of like minded chiropractors and I have been discussing this exact question. Why would someone use Regular Chiropractic care? That is usually 1 time a week to make sure their spines are aligned.
This got deep, got serious, even got some peoples minds spinning. But lets be truthful, if you are paying me monthly to check and adjust your spine, what is in it for you? We can't really measure it now can we? And its different for everyone I imagine.
Now there are different "camps" of chiropractic as most of you know, some chiropractors treat stuff, headaches, back-pain, tendonitis, neuropathies, sprains/strains, sciatic problems, posture, gait, TMJ stuff, the list goes on and on. Some chiropractors do laser, decompression, acupuncture, massage, muscles stim, ultrasound and so on also. Some chiropractors just treat traumatic injuries from work and car accidents. Still other chiropractors deal with weight loss, some do diet and nutrition, even some chiropractors are treating allergies, and others are doing physical therapy.
So, lets start with the definition of chiropractic from a couple different sources:
Merriam-Webster Dictionary : a system of noninvasive therapy which holds that certain musculoskeletal disorders result from nervous system dysfunction arising from misalignment of the spine and joints and that focuses treatment especially on the manual adjustment or manipulation of the spinal vertebrae .
The World Health Organization (WHO) definition: A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations.
Medicine-Net defines it as: A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body's functions, and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function. Chiropractic employs manipulation and adjustment of body structures, such as the spinal column, so that pressure on nerves coming from the spinal cord due to displacement (subluxation) of a vertebral body may be relieved.
Wikipedia's definitioin says its: is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.
D.D. Palmer (the Founder of Chiropractic) defined Chiropractic as, “The Philosophy, Art and Science of things natural. A system for adjusting the segments of the spinal column, by hand only, for the correction of the cause of Dis-ease.”
Ok, enough words for now. LOL So, look at all the definitions above, they all state two things, spinal column and nervous system. So that is all we focus on here. The reason Unlimited Chiropractic exists is to provide REGULAR Chiropractic care to everyone at an affordable price. We aren't "treating" any symptoms (not treating backpain, headaches, sciatic pain, stomach problems, nothing), we are checking the spine to make sure its not interfering with your nervous system. Your nervous system controls every aspect of your being, so if that is not working right, Dis-ease is what happens.
We don't have any other purpose but to check your spine and correct any problems that are interfering with your nervous system, thats it. So, why weekly you might ask, We will answer that in another post very soon.
Thanks for reading all these words, its more than I normally write.