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people would seek Chiropractic care because they had a spine not because they had a problem with their spine.  
Let me explain a bit about Chiropractic  
A proper explanation requires an anatomy lesson.  If one can accept that the brain controls every function to every tissue of the body, then it is logical to accept that all this information from the brain to the body travels through the nervous system.  It is also logical that the body communicates with the brain through this same manner.
  How many nerves are there in the body?  
  In the adult human body there are over 380 miles of nerves. To help put this distance into perspective, it's only 273 miles from Elizabethton to Atlanta. This extremely complex system is protected by the skull and the spinal column.  
  The spinal column:  
  The spinal column consists of seven cervical (neck) vertebrae, twelve thoracic, five lumber vertebrae and the sacrum is the base or foundation.  Between each of the vertebrae there is a space for nerve roots to exit the spinal column and branch out throughout the body.  The vertebrae, while protecting the spinal cord, also allow for movement of the body.  A solid column of bone would be more protective but wouldn't allow for bending and twisting of the body.  
  The costs of allowing movement:  
  The spinal column design makes the structures susceptible to fixations or misalignments, which is where Chiropractic care comes in. It would be best for everyone to have their spine checked for misalignments and nerve pressure.  Surprisingly, it doesn't take a lot of trauma to cause a vertebrae, or several, to get stuck out of proper position. Imagine how many falls occur while learning to walk or ride a bike.  The spine is often much like a tooth which seems to be okay and then suddenly it becomes "bad".  We don't always know when something is "brewing".  
  "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-370 BC), described manipulative procedures in his monumental work known as the Corpus Hippocrateum.
The body was designed with great ability to adapt.  Although we can adapt well, the body can take only so many insults.  There are limitations to matter.

We can adapt (without pain) for many years until the body can no longer adapt.  Also know that while many parts of the body and nervous system can feel pain, many cannot.

If there is misalignment (subluxation) present, it also means organs and tissues supplied by the nerves in that area may not function properly.
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  Claudius Galen (130-202 AD) discovered the relationship between the nervous system of the spine and healing. He wrote, "Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health." He earned the title 'Prince of Physicians' when he relieved the paralysis of the right hand of Eudemas (a prominent Roman scholar) by careful manipulation of his neck.

Herodotus gained fame curing diseases by correcting spinal abnormalities through therapeutic exercises. Aristotle was critical of Herodotus' tonic-free approach because, "he made old men young and thus prolonged their lives too greatly."

Socrates (469-399 BC) advised, "If you would seek health, look first to the spine."

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-370 BC), described manipulative procedures in his monumental work known as the Corpus Hippocrateum. He wrote, "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."

Obviously we could have produced volumes of quotes, articles and information regarding the efficacy of Chiropractic. However, the point is it is not necessary. Chiropractic has become and is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s fast-paced society, and is used around the world by professional athletes, infants, elderly, men and women for promoting greater health, wellness and for eliminating pain from many ailments.

  Phone: (423) 440-9470  
  104-A Broad Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
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Bakersville, North Carolina 28705
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We strive to educate patients in their matters to help ensure the best outcome in their Chiropractic care.

We invite you to contact us regarding your health concerns.

When you call, Erica, my assistant, will help you arrange a time when we can talk.

My guarantee to you is:
•  I will treat you with respect

•  I will guard your privacy

•  I will never mislead or be dishonest with you in any manner

Thank you for your time while reading the information on our website.

I appreciate the opportunity to explain these matters to you and hopefully will have further educated you about Chiropractic care over and above any information you have gained during your journeys in seeking out your health options.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Roger L. Ward

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