Chiropractic philosophy is the basis for the “why” of what we do as chiropractors. We (hopefully) study chiropractic philosophy in chiropractic college and if not, many chiropractors found a way to learn it on their own from reading the green books, books by modern chiropractic philosophers, seminars, or small study groups.
Let us suppose you stopped at a restaurant and ordered a hamburger. The sandwich happens to be spoiled. On the way home, you begin to vomit and have diarrhea. You conclude that you are sick (unhealthy) and must somehow stop the vomiting and diarrhea. In this situation are you actually unhealthy? The answer is no.
Whereas, addressing subluxations and spinal adjustments are central to The South Carolina Chiropractic Practice Act. The Palmetto State Chiropractic Association (PSCA) considers it standard practice and an acceptable standard of care for practitioners to choose to deliver care solely for the location, analysis, and correction of vertebral subluxations in infant, child and adult patients, regardless of whether symptoms are present or not. Vertebral subluxations are in and of themselves a detriment to one’s overall health.