What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is centered around the idea that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Recent scientific research has supported the original theories that when the body has neurological interference, we have pain and dysfunction, and when the body is free from neurological interference, we have health and vitality.
Chiropractors believe in natural healthcare. They envision a healthcare system where people choose to try conservative options first, then turn to drugs or surgeries as a last resort.
Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by DD Palmer in Davenport, Iowa, and has since grown to be the largest drug-free healing profession in the world. At Empower Chiropractic, we practice the way the founders intended—focusing on correcting mis-alignments in the spine that cause nervous system interference and stress.
Science shows that the nervous system controls and coordinates every other system in the body. The brain sends messages down the spinal cord and out through the nerves to every cell, muscle, and tissue in the body. When the spine is perfectly aligned, the brain can effortlessly keep the rest of the body healthy and functioning.
However, through big traumas and small traumas, our spine can become misaligned resulting in pressure being placed on the nerves causing interference. This interference is called a “subluxation.” As chiropractors, we very gently and specifically realign the bones in the spine, removing the interference and pressure, allowing the body to heal. This is why chiropractors are known as “nervous system doctors.”
Chiropractors undergo eight years of intensive collegiate and doctoral school education to become licensed. They take multiple classes in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, microbiology, pathology, and neurology. They then spend over two years in clinical training, and must pass four separate parts of National Boards to become licensed. Once licensed, they take annual continuing education courses to stay current with the latest research and advancements.
At Empower Chiropractic, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your family. We are so excited to bring this amazing healing profession to Northern Virginia to dramatically change the health of the entire region.