Chiropractors are holistic doctors not back doctors

Q: Why are chiropractors considered holistic doctors since they just work on the back and neck?

A: Healthcare provided by holistic doctors centers around the overall wellbeing of body, mind and spirit, all of which are dependant on many factors including a healthy nervous system. The primary goal of chiropractic is to improve the integrity of the nervous system by delivering precise adjustments to appropriate areas of the spine.

Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body. Every body part receives a nerve supply. Every organ, tissue and system of the body is dynamic and relies on undisturbed nerve impulses to function ideally and adapt to an ever-changing internal and external environment.

All of the systems in your body are interrelated and coordinated by the nervous system. These systems are responsible for emotional expression, immune system function, energy level, ability to concentrate and learn, etc. For years, people have commonly associated chiropractic care with pain relief and not much else. However, the objective of chiropractic spinal adjustments has always been to promote self-healing and vitality. That is, chiropractors work to optimize the function of the nervous system in order to help enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.