Albert Einstein is famously quoted as saying “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” If that’s true, then our son Noah must understand chiropractic better than most chiropractors! Noah (who we affectionately call “Dr. Noah”) spent most of his first few years in and around chiropractic college. If we weren’t reading anatomy and neurophysiology textbooks to him, we were probably practicing adjusting techniques or discussing the subtleties of chiropractic philosophy.
Put simply, chiropractic is good and subluxation (misalignment in the spine) is bad. Now I could probably write an entire book explaining exactly how that works. I could talk about how even tiny misalignments in the spine cause decreased feedback to the brain, robbing it of vital information it needs to function correctly. I could then go on to explain how the brain controls and coordinates literally EVERY function of the body and subluxation will have a negative effect on all aspects of your health and well-being. Then I could stress how this is even more important with babies and children because their brains are still developing. But I’ll save all that for another post.
“Dr. Noah” has this one down. A subluxation will ALWAYS have a negative effect on your health. And a chiropractic adjustment that corrects a subluxation will ALWAYS have a positive effect. Everyone, regardless of their current health status, is better off without subluxation. Period. 100% of the time. No exceptions.
That is the big idea in chiropractic. I wish everyone understood that concept as well as my 4-year-old son. The world would be a happier and healthier place. Dr. Jen and I couldn’t be more proud of our son.