The spine has been studied and respected by many different cultures across history. And records show spinal manipulation has been in existence for centuries.
The spine is important for the unique way it’s put together and for what it protects. Inside the spine is the spinal cord, which links the important powerhouse of the brain to the rest of the body. The spinal cord contains long nerve fibers which send information back and forth between the brain and the body. There is nothing in the body that doesn’t have some kind of nerve fiber nearby, sending information to the brain.
Everything in your body is connected to your nervous system, one way or another.
Inside a mother’s womb the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is the first body system to form in the developing human being. The skeleton and the muscles and organs actually form around the nerves, forming the protective armor of the the spine!
Since 1895 chiropractic health care has taken the position that better spinal health means better nerve health, and communication within the body.
And better health overall comes not just through avoiding bad things (germs, toxins, and accidents)–but by strengthening our bodies from the inside-out. When it comes to addressing the spine and nervous system through manual and manipulative therapies, chiropractors perform an overwhelming majority of these procedures in the United States through the unique chiropractic adjustment.