Sherman College Focuses on Vertebral Subluxation
Ultimately, the goal of chiropractic is to improve the life and health of patients. Misalignments (subluxations) between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine can disrupt proper nerve function and lead to decreased performance and overall health. The chiropractic curriculum at Sherman focuses on the analysis and correction of vertebral subluxations in order to improve health and wellbeing.
A vertebral subluxation happens when one or more of bones (vertebrae) of the spine (backbone) are out of position and compress spinal nerves. These nerves are the primary communication link between the body to the brain. Pressure on these nerves interferes with the communication between the body and the brain, which may cause organs, tissues and cells not to function properly.
Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of locating and correcting vertebral subluxations so that the body can heal itself in the most efficient manner. Instead of focusing on specific symptoms, chiropractic works to remove interference from the nervous system, which in turn allows better communication throughout the body.
Chiropractic art is the physical expression of its vitalistic philosophy. It is techniques which doctors of chiropractic use to analyze, locate and correct (adjust) vertebral subluxations.