The Alternative to Surgery and Drugs
Although Dr. Flowers' office is similar to other doctors' in appearance, the use of chiropractic for treatment of pain in shoulders, back, neck, arms and legs, for auto and sports injuries, muscle spasm, headache and a variety of other illnesses, is a very different approach from that of orthodox medicines. Chiropractic, through manipulation and treatment of the spine, can permanently relieve physical and physiological problems, which orthodox medicine treats with orthodox medicine treats with drugs and surgeries. Chiropractic is the modern medical alternative for health conscious people, although physical treatment has existed since ancient times. As a healing science, modern chiropractic has gained enormous public acceptance and acclaim. It is natural and painless treatment and produces a cost-effective, lasting result.
Vertebral Subluxation Complex
Chiropractic is concerned with the enhancement of human performance on every level. The basic principle of chiropractic is revealed through understanding the vertebral subluxation complex which is characterized by discrete alterations of one joint position or motion which, in turn, irritates nerves that control chemical balance, muscle tone, and range of motion. As each cell of the body receives nerve messages that originate directly or indirectly in the spine, it is imperative that alignment is correct. Uncorrected, it will result in too much or too little joint motion, nerve energy, and muscle activity. Inflammation and swelling as well biochemical and bioeletrical changes may also occur which contributes to joint degeneration.