Recently I was emailed an excellent question that I’d like to share:
“Hi there. I am shopping around for a chiropractor, and I have a few questions.
What is your opinion on vertebral subluxation theory?
Do you consider chiropractic care capable of treating medical issues beyond mechanical back pain?”
“Thanks for the good question.
In my opinion, vertebral subluxation theory is absolutely valid and explains WHY chiropractic works. Removing irritation from the nervous system by correcting spinal misalignment allows the body to function better. As the body begins to function properly symptoms often disappear as a side-benefit.
So chiropractic is really not a ‘cure’ for any given medical disease, but a natural means of helping to allow the body to work as well as it can so that it can heal and regulate itself (like it was designed to do!). That being said I have seen patients who have come into my office for relief from neck pain, back pain, headaches, and sciatica- but have then found that their other issues like indigestion, anxiety, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), breach pregnancy, menstrual cramps, and dizziness improved as a result of care as well.
How an individual’s given ‘medical diagnosis’ will respond to care is impossible to predict, but I do know for certain that a person is always better off with a healthy, subluxation-free spine, and at my clinic I try to do the best job I can of locating and correcting these with the tools I have.
Hope that answers your question!”
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