Back to Basics
The notion that the spine is an indicator health stems from the fact that it contains the spinal cord, the
neurological pathway through the body. Since, the time of Hippocrates, ancient Greeks referred to nerve impulses as "vital
forces," which were believed to be the key to health. When modern chiropractic came into being in the late 1890s, founder
Daniel David Palmer postulated that "misaligned spinal segments interfere, by way of impingement on nerves coming from the
spine, with the passage of nerve impulses." In light of the fact that the central nervous system coordinates all biochemical
functions (such as organ function, breathing, heartbeat, sight, movement, etc.), it follows that damage to the nerves would
adversely affect those functions.
P.S. Chiropractic strives to improve. biochemical function of the body as well as the condition of the muscles
and ligaments surrounding improperly aligned vertebrae.