According to The Association of Chiropractic Colleges, “Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.”
The brain communicates with the body to coordinate and control vital functions using the Nervous system. The nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues and organs; orchestrating and regulating all cellular tasks. The spinal column is designed to protect the spinal cord, which is the pathway for the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. When the brain and the body are communicating without any interference, your body functions properly and you have no symptoms. Since there is such an intimate relationship with the nervous system and the body, many physical, chemical and even emotional interferences can irritate parts the nervous system, which causes malfunction and pain.
Dr. Birdsall seeks to reduce pain and improve the functionality of the body. He also motivates his patients to actively participate in their recovery via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.