True Correction vs Temporary Relief - Chiropractor Rochester Hills MI - Vitality PC

True Correction vs Temporary Relief

Why Chiropractic

At Vitality Precision Chiropractic, we believe that you were designed to fulfill your purpose, achieve your goals, and live a better quality of life. We want you to experience natural healing, and have an understanding that health is not based on how we look and feel. The difference between Principled Chiropractic Corrective Care and Temporary Relief Care is the difference between optimal health and just feeling good.

When a person seeks chiropractic care, and when their chiropractor accepts them for chiropractic care, it is essential that they are both working toward the same goal. Traditionally, the focus of health care is centered around a person’s symptoms, and the treatment or relief of their symptoms. This is the entire basis for relief care. Today Chiropractic care is very well known for it’s ability to provide relief care, and is often referred to as miraculous in its ability to provide relief where all other forms of health care have failed. However, although many chiropractors specialize in, and are extremely successful with, providing relief care, this was never the intended purpose for Chiropractic. Chiropractic from its inception over 110 years ago was designed to be a Principled form of health care. The goal or objective of Chiropractic is to identify the underlying cause of a person’s health challenge and to correct it. A condition of the spine known as Vertebral Subluxation interferes with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Principled and Wellness Chiropractors locate Vertebral Subluxations, thoroughly analyze all of its components, design a specific program of adjustments and exercises to correct Vertebral Subluxations, and most importantly, help you and your family learn how to achieve a state of optimal health, and how to maintain a healthy spine into the future.

neck-curve-1To fully appreciate and understand this difference and the importance of Principled care let’s start by looking at the difference between “symptoms” and “warning signs”. The difference is best understood through a simple comparison. If a person sprains their ankle and they experience pain in their ankle – this is a direct relationship. The location of pain and the location of the injury are the same. This is a classic example of a symptom. However, if a person is suffering from heart disease, and is experiencing pain into their left arm – there is likely nothing wrong with the left arm! This is a classic warning sign of a problem with the heart. It would seem quite silly – even foolish – to spend a tremendous amount of energy and resources treating a persons arm pain when the cause of this pain is coming from the heart.

neck-curve-2Very similarly with the spine – if vertebral subluxation is affecting the spine, and causes pressure on the nerve going to your leg, over time you may begin to experience leg pain (commonly called sciatica). However, we could examine and treat the leg and we would be doing so in vain as this was a warning sign telling us of the problem in the spine. Depending on which nerve(s) in the spine is/are being affected will depend on what type of warning sign we may experience. (Be sure to see the Vertebral Subluxation Nerve Chart). Fortunately or unfortunately there is often a significant time delay between the onset of subluxation, and the first warning signs. This is because of our body’s amazing ability to adapt to both its internal, and external environment. For example, if you have a pebble in your shoe – you don’t lean on it – you lean off of it, and your body behaves very similarly in relation to Vertebral Subluxation.


It is most often not until the discs of the spine begin to significantly wear, and the body begins losing it’s ability to naturally compensate to the Vertebral Subluxations that we start seeing the intermittent warning signs related to subluxation. (Be sure to see the Subluxation Degeneration page). Quite often the first place in the spine to begin to fail and lose its ability to compensate is the lumbar spine. This is because all of the forces of gravity within the body affect the lumbar spine, and we often use our lumbar spine to lift amounts that are no problem for a healthy spine, but with Vertebral Subluxation Degeneration the spine continues to become weaker over time. Things that we used to do with ease, we may start avoiding because when we do them now it causes pain. However, this avoidance is often the result of continued degeneration as we ignore the warning signs that our body is giving us. Very similarly in this situation if we begin treating this person’s lower back pain without thoroughly analyzing their Vertebral Subluxations, and the cause was actually coming from a Vertebral Subluxation in their neck – we may be able to temporarily relieve their lower back pain, but it will only be a matter of time before it returns because the back pain was simply a warning sign.

Principled and Wellness care chiropractors specialize in detecting, analyzing, correcting, or in some cases, minimizing Vertebral Subluxation. Our education programs are designed to help you heal as fast as possible, and to achieve a state of Optimal Health. Most importantly we will help you learn how to keep your spine, and the spines of your family healthy into the future.

We specialize in Principled and Wellness Chiropractic Care. We provide Specific, Scientific, Chiropractic Adjustments over time and with repetition to correct the cause…the Vertebral Subluxation. We get amazing results. We look forward to serving you!


Can an Unhealthy Spine Affect Internal Organs?

At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on chiropractor’s claim that by adjusting the vertebrae they can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment he dissected both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any relationship between any diseased internal organs discovered on autopsy, and the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. Dr. Winsor dissected 75 human and 72 cat cadavers. He found nearly 100% correlation between minor curvatures of the vertebrae and diseases of the internal organs.

Heart Disease
All 20 cases with heart and pericardium conditions had the upper five thoracic vertebrae misaligned (T1-T5).

Lung Disease
All 26 cases of lung disease had spinal misalignments in the upper thoracic area.

Stomach Disease
All nine cases of stomach disease had spinal misalignment in the mid-thoracic (T5-T9) area.

Liver Disease
All 13 cases of liver disease had misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).

All five cases with gallstone disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).

All three cases with pancreas disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).

All 11 cases with spleen disease had spinal misalignments in the mid-thoracic area (T5-T9).

All 17 cases with kidney disease were out of alignment in the lower thoracic area (T10-T12).

Prostate and Bladder Disease
All eight cases with prostate disease had the lumbar vertebrae misaligned.

Two cases with uterine conditions had misalignment in the second lumbar region.

Information from: Winsor, 11. Sympathetic segmental disturbances-11. The evidence association, in dissected cadavers, of visceral disease

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