True Correction vs. Temporary Relief
Although Chiropractic is effective in providing patch-up or pain relief treatment, we have found correcting the spine offers long term benefits. This is why our office specializes in Principled Chiropractic care.
Thanks to technological advances and new understanding of the spine and nervous system, we are now able to correct the spine and use pre and post x-rays to document this change. These changes are achieved through a series of specialized gentle adjustments. If we are able to accept your case, a care plan will be recommended based on the pre-existing levels of degeneration in your spine, your age, levels of activity, and your response to an adjustment. Not every spine is correctable for us so we always start with a checkup to evaluate your potential for success in our office.
When a person seeks chiropractic care and when their chiropractor accepts them for chiropractic care, it is essential that they are both working toward the same goal. Traditionally, the focus of health care is centered around a persons symptoms and the treatment or relief of their symptoms. This is the entire basis for relief care. Today Chiropractic care is very well known for it’s ability to provide relief care and is often referred to as miraculous in it’s ability to provide relief where all other forms of health care have failed. However, although many chiropractors specialize in and are extremely successful with providing relief care, this was never the intended purpose for Chiropractic. Chiropractic from it’s inception over 110 years ago was designed to be a Principled form of health care. The goal or objective of Chiropractic is to identify the underlying cause of a person health challenge and to correct it. A condition of the spine known as Vertebral Subluxation interferes with the bodies natural ability to heal itself. Principled and Wellness Chiropractors locate Vertebral Subluxations, thoroughly analyze all of its components, design a specific program of adjustments and exercises to correct Vertebral Subluxations, and most importantly to help you and your family learn how to achieve a state of optimal health and how to maintain a healthy spine into the future.
To fully appreciate and understand this difference and the importance of Principled care let’s start by looking at the difference between “symptoms” and “warning signs”. The difference is best understood through a simple comparison. If a person sprains their ankle and they experience pain in their ankle – this is a direct relationship. The location of pain and the location of the injury are the same. This is a classic example of a symptom. However, if a person is suffering from heart disease and is experiencing pain into their left arm – there is likely nothing wrong with the left arm! This is a classic warning sign of a problem with the heart. It would seem quite silly – even foolish – to spend a tremendous amount of energy and resources treating a persons arm pain when the cause of this pain is coming from the heart.
THE WINSOR AUTOPSIES
Can an Unhealthy Spine Affect Internal Organs?
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on chiropractors claim that by adjusting the vertebrae they can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment he dissected both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any relationship between any diseased internal organs discovered on autopsy and the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. Dr. Winsor dissected 75 human and 72 cat cadavers. He found nearly 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the vertebrae and diseases of the internal organs.
Heart Disease—All 20 cases with heart and pericardium conditions had the upper five thoracic vertebrae misaligned (T1-T5).
Lung Disease—All 26 cases of lung disease has spinal misalignments in the upper thoracic area.
Stomach Disease—All nine cases of stomach disease had spinal misalignment in the mid-thoracic (T5-T9) area.
Liver Disease—All 13 cases of liver disease had misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).
Gallbladder—All five cases with gallstone disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).
Pancreas—All three cases with pancreas disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).
Spleen—All 11 cases with spleen disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).
Kidney—All 17 cases with kidney disease were out of alignment in the lower thoracic area (T10-T12).
Prostate and Bladder Disease—All eight cases with prostate disease had the lumbar vertebrae misaligned.
Uterus—Two cases with uterine conditions had the second lumbar misaligned.
Information from: Windsor, 11. Sympathetic segmental disturbances-11. The evidence association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease with Vertebral Deformities of the Same Sympathetic Segments. Medical Times, November 1921, pp. 1-7