The most frequent response to my answer of what I do for a living
is after I respond, "I am a chiropractor!" that person
then grabs his or her neck or back and says, "Oh Doc, I need
ya!" If I have your permission I would like to tell you about
the truth of chiropractic and how as a society we have not understood
what a true gift it is.
There was a great philosopher named Hippocrates who once stated,
"We are either growing or dying." Not to be outdone Confucius
stated, "Our lives are like that of an egg, we are either growing
or decaying." See, everyday we are exposed to chemical, physical
and mental stressors in our environment that continually bombard
our system. It is the job of our nerve system to detect these stressors,
interpret them, and either adapt to them and continue our growth
or shrink from them and stop growing while in a survival or protective
See, in essence we are both growing and dying each day and it is
simply that one will predominate over the other. One is an upward
spiral of growth leading to fulfillment and ease; the other is a
downward spiral of decay leading to death.
Our Bodies’ Innate Intelligence
Our bodies have an inborn intelligence that is called innate intelligence.
This intelligence runs, regulates, heals and grows the body to our
fullest potential, allowing us to reach our god-given purpose in
life. There are many things you must have to accept in understanding
the full breadth of chiropractic: either we are on this earth from
the grace of a higher consciousness, or we are simply the random
assimilation of organic substance that has evolved over many years
making us nothing more than a higher order of mud.
If you have a live person and a dead person side by side, what
is the difference? They both have all the same stuff, the same potential
for life, however in chiropractic understanding it is the live one
that possesses an innate intelligence or life force. See, most people
look at the body as being run and regulated by the brain, but let
me ask you, "What runs the brain?" There are those who
think genes dictate life, but we know that they turn off and on
regularly even mutating and adapting, so I ask, "What turns
genes on or off?"
For a hundred years chiropractors have been saying that there is
an inborn intelligence that is perfect inside of us that continually
gives 100 percent of the information we need to run, regulate, grow,
heal and flourish. They have been saying that ill health, disease,
and lack of potential does not arise from any other cause than that
of a lack of expression of this intelligence.
The Expression of Light or Darkness
This lack of expression leads to dis-coordination of the body or
a lack of a body’s ability to comprehend itself in its own
environment. That leads to a lack of the body being able to adapt
to outside stressors and this causes a loss of function, breakdown
of tissue and is a downward spiral of decay and ultimately death.
If we look at the full expression of this inborn innate intelligence
being the fullest expression of life as light we can look at the
lack of this expression of intelligence as decay or disease and
as darkness. So, how do you remedy darkness? You can study darkness,
examine it, qualify it, be aware of it and focus on it, but the
only solution to removal of it is to add light.
Chiropractic understands this premise and does not look to cure
disease, address disease or diagnose disease. We understand disease
for what it truly is, a lack state, one that arises only in the
absence of the fullest expression of life.
The Subluxation Process
Chiropractic is the detection and correction of interference with
the expression of this intelligence in relation to the spine called
the subluxation process. The primary system for the expression of
this innate intelligence is over our nerve system, and being that
our spinal cord is surrounded and protected by spinal bones called
vertebrae, this important relationship is how chiropractors became
synonymous with backs.
However, in truth chiropractic deals with the innate intelligence
and the nerve system, and a chiropractor is not a doctor of the
spine, especially not spinal disorders, decay nor disease.
As a chiropractor the only conclusion that I can with any degree
of certainty make is that your body is better off with a clear nerve
system than one with interference. Chiropractors are trained and
are the only practitioners who have the philosophy and the technique
to find that interference and to assist in correcting it.
Anything that is beyond the detection and correction of the subluxation
process is usually regarded by the allopathic or medical mindset
that we are not whole and need something outside ourselves to help
us to heal or grow. It is assumed that the first thing we need is
an outside intelligence that looks at us to tell us what we need,
be it ultrasound, electrical stim, pharmaceuticals, supplements,
See, we need to go back to our original thought process and question,
"If there is a practitioner who directs the energy where they
think it needs to go, how does that honor an individual’s inborn
innate intelligence?" Doesn't innate intelligence know what
is needed, where and how much? How does an application of ultrasound
to a mid-back honor that process?
It is that in our society where sitting for five minutes in a drive-through
seems like an eternity. It’s a society where commercials bombard
you five to seven times in three minutes and that problems are resolved
in three eight-minute segments on a television program. To then
have someone shift and comprehend that all of life, including healing,
is a process and that being under care is also a lifetime process
can be a challenge.
You might want to ask yourself, if you start to exercise because
it is good for you, when do you get to a point when you can stop?
How about brushing your teeth? Eating vegetables and other healthy
foods? You can always choose to stop doing those things and that
is not a bad thing, it is just not congruent with the fullest expression
of your life's potential.
The Effects of Nerve System Interference
So chiropractic care is a process that gives its greatest rewards
over a lifetime and starts with your getting checked to see how
much the subluxation process is interfering with your nerve system
and your life. We automatically say, "Yeah, but I feel fine,"
however, symptoms are the last thing to show up in a process and
therefore the worst possible way to judge your life's expression.
We all know or have heard of someone who has dropped dead from
a heart attack and never showed the smallest sign of that process,
yet we know that cardiovascular disease is a process that occurs
over decades. Diabetes is said to be at epidemic proportions mostly
due to there being no obvious signs until the process has gone rampant
Or look at tooth decay, a process that occurs for years by the
time you feel any pain or sensitivity. And haven't you heard of
someone getting checked out and to their surprise they had a 99
percent blockage in their coronary arteries only to get immediate
and drastic open heart surgery with basically no sign or symptoms
Please understand that these things are just an example of processes
that are a function of our fundamental disconnection with the understanding
of life, health and being out of touch with our self. These disease
processes are all low end on the spectrum and in reality are not
what I am talking about when I speak of possibility. It is not enough
to live just not to die, to be alive with no symptoms or to never
need a surgery. I do not believe that is why god put us here on
We Are All Meant to Flourish and Grow
I believe we all have a purpose, and we are all meant to flourish,
grow and reach our optimum potentials. You see, you cannot be in
fear and love at the same time; you cannot be in survival mode and
growth at the same time. I know we are meant to live in love and
growth and honor the gift of grace always, all of the time.
To me, it is impossible to accomplish this with a nerve system
that is compromised--one that disconnects the creator from the creation
and allows a little less life in us each and every day that it remains.
So, from a person who has searched as a chiropractor for the meaning
of our profession for the last 10 years, a person who has seen thousands
of patients, read hundreds of books, listened to dozens of tapes
and lecturers, please get checked.
Get checked for the subluxation process; get your families checked,
your friends, your loved ones or anyone you care about. Even the
people you don't care about, mention it to them, as maybe it is
the subluxation process that is preventing them from their fullest
expression of love and happiness. You never know, with a clear nerve
system anything becomes possible.
Lloyd Fielder was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived most of his
life in the town of Oceanside on Long Island. He completed his
undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany
before receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at The National
College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. He also has bachelor
of science degrees in both biology and human biology. He has successfully
owned and operated Schaumburg Chiropractic Wellness Center in
Schaumburg, IL for the last seven years.
Fielder commonly refers to his office as "one that is driven
by possibilities to improve a person's life and health."
For seven years Dr. Fielder has transformed the practice into
one that is focused on the inborn innate ability of each person
to achieve and express his or her full health potential. If you
would like to know more about chiropractic or Dr Fielder's practice
please visit or contact him at: www.schaumburgchiropractor.com.