Chiropractic Philosophy includes:
emphasis on patient recuperative abilities rather than surgery
recognition that dynamics exist between lifestyle, environment and health
understanding the cause of illness in order to eliminate it, rather than simply treat symptoms
recognition of the centrality of the nervous system and its intimate relationship with the capacities of the human body
balancing benefits versus risks of clinical interventions
recognition of the primary importance of monitoring progress closely through appropriate diagnostic procedures
a patient-centered, hands-on approach focused on influencing function through structure
focus on early intervention emphasizing timely diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are wholly functional and reversible.
Chiropractic philosophy blends an effective combination of conviction, critical thinking, open-mindedness, and appreciation of the natural order of things.
Chiropractic focuses on the establishment and maintenance of a relationship between patients and their environment which is most conducive to functional well-being.