Dr. Joshua Spears
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We are located at:
1512 S. Boulevard
Edmond OK 73013
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is about helping people
live healthier, fuller lives. Chiropractors focus on the
nervous system and painlessly, manually adjust the vertebral column to
affect the nervous system. According to Gray's Anatomy, the nervous
system is the master system in the body which controls and coordinates
all other systems such as respiratory, digestive, muscular, and immune.
The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, the
spinal nerves that exit the vertebral column through openings on the
side of each vertebra, and all the peripheral nerves that branch off to
serve organs, tissues, blood vessels and muscles.
Information from the environment, both external and
internal, goes through the spine to get to the brain. In the same
manner, information and decisions made in the brain go through the
spine to affect certain outcomes. It is a two-way flow of information.
The chiropractic adjustment is intended to remove any disruptions or
distortions of this energy flow that may be caused by slight vertebral
misalignments called subluxations. Chiropractors are trained to locate these subluxations and then to
remove them to restore the normal flow of nerve energy, in terms
of both quality and quantity.
The philosophy of chiropractic is that health, not merely the absence of
symptoms, comes from within the body,
not from the outside.