Chiropractic: The “Backbone” of Health

Dr. Jim Bourque

The Spinal Column

By Dr. Jim Bourque Starr

Edison was quoted as saying, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead will interest his patients in the care of the human frame (spine), in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

For over 5,000 years, the spine has been the focal point of health for acupuncturists and yoga masters. Proper alignment of the spine allows the flow of nerve impulses from the brain to travel to every cell in the body, providing the spark of life and vitality. Modern medical scientific research has now proven what so many ancient healing methods say: the key to health is the proper function of the nervous system which controls all bodily functions and allows the flow of this vital force to perform its magic. Every organ, tissue, and cell in the body receives neural impulses, which direct your body’s functions of repair, growth, and healing. Any interference in the flow of nerve energy results in less than optimum body function.

Scientifically trained chiropractors locate nerve interference (pinched nerves) in the spine and through gentle chiropractic corrections or “adjustments” restore the flow of nerve energy that allows the body to heal naturally from the inside.

The benefits of chiropractic go beyond pain relief for health issues like back pain, headaches, neck pain, arthritis, and circulatory conditions.

Teenager Alicia suffered from low back pain ever since a fall in gymnastics at age 12. Even with pain pills and physical therapy, she never was pain free. After five years, Alicia began to develop post-traumatic depression. Her doctors insisted that her irregular menstruation and persistent constipation were unrelated to the fall. Through examination and x-rays of her spine, several misaligned vertebrae and a distorted pelvis were detected. Proper alignment of the vertebrae and pelvis resulted in no more back pain after two months of care. The incredible part of her recovery was that when the nerve interference was removed, her bowel movements were completely regular and her menstrual cycle became normal and less painful. Her depression went away. By aligning the spine and removing nerve interference, the body’s natural healer was released to do what it is designed to do—repair and restore the body to health.

Prescriptive drugs are designed to treat the condition that the patient has.

Chiropractic treatment is designed to treat the patient that has the condition. The spine is literally and figuratively the “backbone” of health. Remove nerve interference through chiropractic adjustments and let the Divine Intelligence flow through you, adding years to your life and life to your years!


Dr. Jim Bourque Starr is an author, a professional speaker, and a practicing chiropractor for over 36 years. He has authored InTuiTouch—Healing through the Gift of Intuition and the Art of Touch and offers certification in this technique. He has made San Miguel his permanent home. He can be reached at The Wellness Center, Vicente Araiza 12, La Lejona (behind the Mega) 415 121-2978 or email at


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