What is Chiropractic?

I love when people ask me this question. Chiropractic is so simple…maybe it is too simple and that’s why people have a hard time understanding it. There are 4 principles for you to know and understand to fully grasp, “What is chiropractic?”

  • The brain and nervous system are the master control system of the body. Nothing can happen in the human body without the brain and nervous system being in control.
  • The spinal column protects the spinal cord and nervous system.
  • Subluxations or misalignments to the spinal column interfere with the nervous systems’ ability to communicate.
  • Chiropractors remove the interference by removing subluxations.

That is it! Simple isn’t it?

Let’s give a real life example to help this make more sense.

Let’s say there is a subluxation in the middle back that it is interfering with nervous system signals to and from the stomach. What do you think would happen? This person may start to have digestive issues, anything from constipation to diarrhea to heartburn. As a result of the stomach not receiving 100% nervous system function symptoms begin. The chiropractor can locate and remove the specific subluxation allowing the nervous system to work at it’s highest level and the stomach can now begin to heal itself.

I often times get asked “What is Chiropractic” when I am out and about in the neighborhood here in Sauganash and it can be hard to understand because it is so different than the medical model of healthcare. If you have been suffering and are looking for a different approach to achieve better health, chiropractic may be for you. The best way to find out is to meet with me and let’s see if subluxations may be contributing to the health issues you are having.

Give us a call at (773)545-9379

Yours in Health,

Dr. Steven Bourdage DC



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