What exactly is Chiropractic?
The definition of chiropractic, and the role of a chiropractor, can actually vary depending on who you are asking. The Gibson family has embraced optimum nervous system function in their Seattle chiropractic office, as the most important thing a body relies in times of physical, chemical, or emotional stress. Since their family has been involved with the profession for so long, they have seen almost everything there is to see in the profession, but nobody has put a better definition to the profession of chiropractic then Bill Esteb, a chiropractic patient and advocate.
Here is Bill’s version of what chiropractic is, and what chiropractors do:
Aches and pains are signs that your body isn’t working right. Your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves control how your body works. Physical, chemical or emotional stresses produce a defensive posture. Muscles contract, locking spinal joints that pinch or irritate nearby nerves. Lack of nervous system integrity sets the stage for disease and ill health. A thorough examination helps chiropractors find these subluxations. Applying a precise force to stuck spinal joints helps the body right itself. Health usually returns as repeated visits restore nervous system integrity. That’s why chiropractic care has helped millions get well and stay well.
There are more technical definitions, but when the Gibson family thinks or speaks about being a chiropractor, this is the exact definition they have in mind.