Is chiropractic care scientific?

Sound scientific principles define chiropractic, and the nervous system's relationship to the spine is the very focus of chiropractic. Of all nine bodily systems, the nervous system reigns supreme, regulating all other systems and their intricate processes. The nervous system's role as the primary control center of the body is, therefore, an undisputed scientific fact. The spinal column of vertebrae protects the delicate spinal cord and allows for freedom of movement. When these vertebrae become misaligned due to repetitive injury or trauma, inflammation of surrounding tissue causes compromise of the spinal nerves exiting the spinal cord through small holes between vertebrae. This can result in range of motion limitations, causing one to experience pain and other symptoms of dysfunction. This can lead to chronic disability and a decreased quality of life.

Chiropractic has been shown to have significant and lasting health benefits. Through the reduction of these misalignments, the doctor of chiropractic seeks to restore the natural healing potential of the human body. The body responds naturally by relieving symptoms and restoring health. There is simply nothing scientific about unknown interactions from the drug combinations most patients are currently taking. The health paradigm is quickly shifting, and more patients are realizing that health comes naturally from the inside out - not the outside in by means of pharmaceutical concoctions targeting symptoms of pain.