As members of the United Chiropractic Association, we agree with their core values. This embraces a paradigm of healthcare that is not condition focused but is based on the premise of maximising the potential for the individual patient, regardless of their age, to express and live their full potential. As such, whilst on a day to day basis chiropractors see patients, including children with a range of ‘conditions’ which often respond quite remarkably to chiropractic care, the UCA recommends that chiropractors make no claim to treat any specific disorder, preferring to take a holistic view of their patient and seek improved ‘whole of life’ outcomes.
When we separate the physical and look at the body as an engineer looks at a structure, many questions that patients have asked, answer themselves. The bones of the spine house and protect the spinal cord as well as the beginning of the nerves that go out to the muscles, joints and organs of the body.