You see the purpose of chiropractic is not to cure diseases or conditions, or even make pain go away, but to remove interference from the nervous system and allow the body to heal itself. It’s quite miraculous what the body is capable of.
Think about a cut healing, no body tells the cells how to line up and knit back together, or the blood to clot and the skin to grow. This process and all the other ones we go through on a day to day basis are all controlled by the nervous system.
Interference in the nervous system is usually caused by the bones of the spine. The spinal column protects the spine as it carries the messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Stress and trauma cause the bones of the spinal column to get stuck and out of place, causing interference in the nervous system, the messages stop getting through the way that they are supposed to. Chiropractors call this a subluxation. Subluxations can be a little tricky, because they don’t always cause pain. What they do is lower your bodies’ ability to adapt to the environment and over time this can cause pain and other symptoms. They are a little like dental cavities, the can sit there for a while before you get a tooth ache!