What is Chiropractic?

Most of the people who go to a chiropractor in Spain for the first time do not know what Chiropractic is or what we do.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Chiropractic is a health profession, which deals with the diagnosis, care and prevention of alterations of the musculoskeletal system and the effects that these disorders produce on the function of the nervous system and general health.

Chiropractors generally work on the spinal column to achieve correct alignment, thus affecting the functioning of the nervous system and consequently the health of the entire body.

Therefore, the Chiropractor deals with the detection, analysis and correction of vertebral and joint blockage that interrupt the function of the tissues or organs that the nerves control. This interference is called vertebral subluxation. With the help of our hands, chiropractors correct these vertebral subluxations through specific vertebral manual adjustment.

Chiropractic places special emphasis on the body’s inherent healing capacity and the predominance of the nervous system in relation to other systems in terms of controlling the general balance of the human body or homeostasis.

The nervous system (NS) is in charge of controlling all the functions of our body, through the sending of information to the different parts of the body and controls and modifies the information that comes from all parts of the body. It is made up of the brain and spinal cord. It is so important that it is the only system protected by a shell of bone made up of the skull and spinal column.

From the spinal cord leave countless nerves that will reach all the organs, tissues, bones, muscles and cells of the body.

Therefore, any mechanical and functional alteration (vertebral subluxation) in our spine will cause dysfunctions of the NS, directly affecting the health of the organism.

When a vertebra leaves its optimal position, an interference occurs in the nervous system that affects the communication between our brain and a specific part of our body (organ, muscle, tissue, cell). This interference can lead to pain and long-term loss of function, or even disease.

Vertebral subluxation therefore affects the function of our body, reducing our potential for health.

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Origin of Vertebral Subluxations.

In general they are: birth process, falls, traffic accidents, bruises, bumps, bad posture, sedentary lifestyle, sports injuries, crossing legs, sleeping face down, lying on the sofa, excessive use of screens and mobile phones.

An unbalanced diet, consumption of processed and refined products, additives and pesticides, alcohol consumption, smoking, drugs, not drinking enough water, pollution.

In general, the consumption of any product that does not have natural origin, everything we drink, eat, breathe affects the function of our nervous system, in a positive or negative way.

In this section we include: how we react to the emotions and situations that come to us throughout life, in general they cause us stress because we are not able to manage them and they end up subjecting the body to an extra effort: family life, work life, life sentimental, friends, depression, anxiety, worries …

How do we correct Subluxations?

Chiropractors correct subluxations, through specific vertebral adjustments, on the spine and extremities.

The adjustments are made with the hands, in a natural way, respecting the natural physiology and conditions of each particular person, choosing the chiropractic technique that best suits each individual.

Spinal adjustments are gentle, painless, and aimed at correcting and preventing vertebral subluxation


The 5 Pillars of Chiropractic

  • A body that functions in a balanced way has an innate capacity for self-recovery. Health comes from within.

  • The nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) controls, coordinates, and regulates all tissues, cells, and functions of the body.

  • The brain is protected by the skull, the spinal cord is protected by the spinal column, made up of 24 mobile vertebrae that act as its protective helmet.

  • A vertebral subluxation (less mobility and / or vertebral displacement that irritates a nerve) negatively interferes with the functioning of the nervous system.

    The communication between the brain and the body does not work well, harming the health in general.

  • The Chiropractor is dedicated to locating and correcting subluxations. Freeing the nervous system of these interferences through chiropractic adjustments.

    Communication between the brain and the body flows again, allowing the body to function at 100% of its capacities.

Chiropractic can benefit people of all ages who want to live a happier, more active life, with more possibilities.

The ignorance of the population regarding Chiropractic, makes it can be confused with other professions dedicated to health. Make sure you always put yourself in the hands of a duly qualified Chiropractor by entering this search engine from the Spanish Chiropractic Association.


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