The spinal cord carries every message from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain. If these messages are interfered with…
- You would not hear, see, feel, speak or smell
- Your heart could not beat
- Your lungs could not breathe
- Your body could not heal
- Your immune system would not work
- You could not express life
Chiropractic is based on the simple principle that your body naturally strives toward health. This is the normal expression of your body’s innate (inborn) intelligence. Your nervous system’s primary responsibility is to coordinate this process. If something is interfering with your body’s normal expression of health, there is some form of stress on your nervous system. We call this a subluxation. Subluxations (pressure on the nerves) are all caused by stress. The stress can be physical (traumas you have had in your lifetime beginning as early as childbirth), chemical (toxins that are in your environment or what you may be using as fuel for your body), and/or emotional (things you may be worrying about on a regular basis). When your nervous system is interfered with, from one or all of the above stresses, your body’s striving toward health and harmonious function is lessened. Simply put, whatever your state or level of health is, you are better off with a good nerve supply.
Most people think that chiropractic is just for neck and back pain, but that is only a small portion of what chiropractic really does. Chiropractic is a gentle and safe approach to locating and reducing and/or eliminating subluxation(s). We use a special table that allows us to make specific adjustments to the spine without bending or twisting the patient; so, no popping or cracking sounds are heard. We also use a small tool called an Activator that allows us to make light force adjustments. Sometimes subluxations (pressure on the nerves) can occur in your arms and legs. Dr. Anne Marie Marcellino is also a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P.). This means she had continued her education in both the analysis and correction of the extremities (arms and legs).