Chiropractic is based on the simple premise that the body wants to be healthy when it's balanced and in alignment. Traditionally, Chiropractic talks about allowing LIFE to flow from the Brain to the Body without any choking, or squeezing on the brainstem and spinal cord by vertebral subluxation. This is not a little pinched nerve we are talking about. These are the ones that won't go away on their own in a day or a week. These are the ones that will choke the life out of you for years and affect the ability of you and your loved ones to live a healthy life. Getting adjusted is an easy thing to do that can have a big impact on your life.
The Big Idea of Chiropractic
I think that you should know that by and large, chiropractors have failed to educate people about the neurological component of the subluxation. Let me tell you what this means!
So many people think of chiropractors as “back crackers. This leads to things like "I like getting my back cracked" or "I don't like getting my back cracked." A little better is the idea of "aligning the spine.” Take it a little further and you get something like the spine and nerve system are the conduit through which all life flows. Make sure it is serving you not hurting you!
The following is a famous story from BJ Palmer, DC, known as the Developer of Chiropractic, in the early 20th century. He was progressive before his time. Imagine your life as free from subluxation (or spinal interference), as possible. Imagine the potential of a world full of subluxation-free human beings… BJ Palmer did:
Small Things Are Large
A slip on the snowy sidewalk, in winter, is a small thing. It happens to millions.
A fall from a ladder, in the summer, is a small thing. That also happens to millions.
The slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation is a small thing.
The subluxation produces pressure on a nerve. That pressure is a small thing.
The pressure cuts off the flow of mental impulses. That decreased flowing is a small thing.
That decreased flowing produces a dis-eased body and brain. That is a big thing to that man.
Multiply that sick man by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental welfare of a city.
Multiply that man by a million and you shape the physical and mental destiny of a State.
Multiply that man by one hundred thirty million, and you forecast and can prophesy the physical and mental status of a nation.
Now comes a man. Any one man is a small thing.
This man gives an adjustment. The adjustment is a small thing.
The adjustment replaces the subluxation. That is a small thing.
The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves. That is a small thing.
The released pressure restores health to a man. That is a big thing to that man.
Multiply that well man by a thousand, and you step up physical and mental welfare of a city.
Multiply that well man by a million, and you increase the efficiency of a State.
Multiply that well man by one hundred thirty million, and you have produced a healthy, wealthy, and better race for posterity.
So adjustment of the subluxation, to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is big enough to rebuild thoughts and actions of the world.