How the Model Works
Chiropractic care was never designed to work on the sick care model by simply addressing current symptoms. This is unfortunate because principled care was the goal of chiropractic over 100 years ago when it was first introduced and developed.
Principled care works to identify and correct the underlying causes of healthcare concerns, to correct them at the source and allow the body to heal and recover naturally, through time and repetition. A common finding in many diseases and ailments is the involvement of the nervous system. This is why after 120 years of Chiropractic being in existence, the results have far surpassed the common aches and pains. It targets these base conditions rather than focusing on the symptoms they cause. Just as a doctor wouldn’t treat a heart attack through addressing numbness in the arm, a chiropractor shouldn’t target a nervous system disorder by easing pain solely in the leg.
For example, when a person suffers trauma to the bones at the base of their neck, say from a slip and fall, an accident or a sports injury, it can result in posture change which can, in turn, cause the ribcage to shift along with spinal and pelvic muscle groups. The result over time, with the addition of daily repetitive big and little traumas we endure through common activities of daily living, as that pressure on the discs, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons in the back wear down and cause major trauma to the delicate and sensitive nerves they protect. A principled care, Victor chiropractor will “correct” the posture change in the upper neck rather than simply “treating” the resulting pain in the pelvis.