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Science, Art and Philosophy of Chiropractic


Progressive Chiropractic Medicine views the body holistically, which means that chiropractic professionals look towards the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, as well as the physical symptoms displayed. It is a natural approach that does not use drugs or surgery in treatment and is not based on just curing symptoms, but rather on maintaining wellness and vitality as a while.

Progressive Chiropractic Medicine differs from the standard medical model in its philosophy and approach. Littleton Colorado Chiropractic understands that when the bones of the body are properly aligned and are not fixated, there are clear signals of communication between the mind and the body, resulting in a balance that leads to whole health.

Progressive Chiropractors use a hands on approach by palpating (touching) the spine to detect vertebral subluxations (full or partial dislocation of the vertebrae). When a vertebrae has move out of alignment and is fixated, this results in an interference in the transmission of nerve signals to various organs, and muscles, and the overall result is a depletion of health.

 (ABOVE) Dr. Spallone Prepares John Elway for a golf tournament

Progressive Chiropractic Medicine involves many areas including:

1. Neuropathology, or nerve damage.

2. Kinesiopathology, or joint damage.

3. Histopathology, or tissue damage.

4. Myopathology, or muscle damage.

5. Pathophysiology, or overall health damage.


The Science of Progressive Chiropractic Medicine

The science off hands on chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the body's structure and its function. It is deeply rooted in the study of how the nervous system affects the body's system and organization. The nervous system is recognized as an avenue for these self-regulating processes. Interference with neurological function can impede these mechanisms, disrupt homeostatic balance and adversely impact health.

The science of progressive chiropractic medicine is one of diagnostic evaluation and of clinical research. As with many scientific approaches, there are over 100 chiropractic techniques that can be used on patients, depending on their various conditions. It would be smart for patients in need of hands on chiropractic medicine to inquire which methods your chiropractor uses, as some might be more effective than others for patients with particular body structures. Alternative Medicine Dr. Ron Spallone has years of study and practice in various methods of Progressive Chiropractic Medicine.

The Art of Progressive Chiropractic Medicine

The art of progressive chiropractic medicine is the hands-on sensitivity that the doctor of chiropractic medicine learns through ample time and experience working with patients experiencing a number of different symptoms. Through motion and static touch, the chiropractor becomes skilled at the art of an adjustment and manipulation, which involves a specific force, speed, and torque on various parts of the body. Chiropractic art is the physical expression of its philosophy, and involves the means by which doctors of chiropractic locate and correct or adjust vertebral subluxations.

The Philosophy of Chiropractic Medicine

While the scientific aspect of progressive, hands-on, chiropractic medicine works on the body as an organism, the philosophy of chiropractic is both vitalistic and holistic. The chiropractic holistic philosophy views the patient as a whole person, not as a disease or injured being or organism.

In Progressive Chriopractic Medicine, the body is seen as an integral unit capable of maintaining health. The body is viewed wholly as a complex and interactive organism that has a powerful ability to self-correct, provided functional integrity is maintained. The philosophy is centered upon the body's innate internal intelligence and the understanding that the body possesses the wisdom to heal itself. It’s that infinite wisdom in which the body seeks to maintain homeostasis, or, a balanced state, due to its capability to adapt external and internal stresses.

The philosophy of progressive chiropractic medicine utilized by Dr. Ron Spallone is built upon the constructs of vitalism, holism, conservatism, naturalism and rationalism. This Progressive Chiropractic Philosophy considers the fundamental nature of existence, of human beings and their interaction with the environment and how that works hand in hand with the human body. The philosophy of chiropractic is most interested in the effect of vertebral subluxation on the body’s innate striving to express and maintain its own health.