What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic Weldon Spring MO Spine

Chiropractic is the largest and most popular drug-free health care system in the world and has been a blessing to millions of people worldwide since its discovery in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. Chiropractors work primarily with the spine because the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates ALL functions of the body. The innate wisdom or intelligence of the body is expressed through the nervous system at all times. To understand Chiropractic you need to acknowledge the supremacy of the nervous system. Your immune system, endocrine system, digestive system and all the other systems of the body are not separate from the nervous system, in fact they are controlled by it. However, messages sent between the brain and body through nerve transmissions can be interfered with by subtle spinal misalignments called “subluxations.” Chiropractors remove these interferences in the nervous system by adjusting the misplaced vertebrae back into position and allowing the body to naturally heal itself with increased coordination and communication between the brain and the body. The clearance of nerve interference is how chiropractic can help a variety of conditions including some of those listed.

Your condition is not listed? Do not worry because this is only a partial list of what chiropractic can help. In fact, chiropractic care can actually help prevent these problems and many others from developing. Just remember that your nervous system controls EVERYTHING in the body and that any interference in the nervous system can lead to dysfunction in the body. Therefore, it is vital to have your spine checked regularly, EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE PAIN. After all, most of the nervous system is not pain oriented; you can have a subluxation and not feel pain!

“The Power that Made the Body Heals the Body.”

Chiropractors are unique in healthcare since their only interest lies in addressing the cause of illness and not the effects of that illness. For example, if a child has an ear infection the medical solution typically includes antibiotics to treat the bacteria by killing them artificially, an outside-in approach. However, the chiropractor’s solution would be to determine what region of the spine is interfering with nerve transmissions (cause) resulting in the child’s decreased immunity (immune system is controlled by the nervous system) and subsequent ear infection (effect) because the body’s own natural immunity is compromised allowing bacteria to invade and multiply inside the body. Since our bodies have this incredible intelligence and healing power, chiropractic works to support this intelligence and provide the body the ability to heal itself, an inside-out approach to health naturally. After all, the power that made the body heals the body. This unique approach in healthcare is gaining popularity quickly as more people are seeking chiropractic care for natural and safe solutions for their health.


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Lawlor Chiropractic
6028 Weldon Spring Parkway
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Phone: (636) 300-8250
Fax: (636) 300-8266