How can chiropractic help me?
Chiropractors understand that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating and self-developing organism. Our bodies are designed to live a long and vibrant life. Chiropractors focus on the spine because the spine houses and protects the nerve system. The nerve system controls and coordinates the communication in the body. When vertebrae in the spine lose their normal alignment, this may negatively affect the nerves in that area which leads to loss of function. With change in structure, this is called a subluxation.
Chiropractors work with people with a wide range of health conditions and symptoms, not just neck or back pain. In every case, the job of the chiropractor is to assess the nerve system for optimum function and to restore that full communication by adjusting the spine back to its proper position.
Consider the expression of health and life as a continuum. On one end of the spectrum there is optimal health, while one the other end is death. You live your life along this spectrum and depending on what you do on a regular basis,you have the choice to become a little stronger or a little weaker. You know the choices to help make you healthier: drink plenty of water, get the proper amount of rest, maintain a positive mental attitude and focus, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. But the one thing that is often overlooked is to make sure your nerve system is free of interference. When is the last time someone checked your nerve system for optimal function?
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Think of the cells of the body communication as a cell phone signal. When you have five bars, you have a clear connection between you and the person you’re talking to. Everything is clear; you can hear and understand the conversation. However, what happens when you drive through a tunnel? Or are in a remote area? The signal is reduced and talking with someone becomes frustrating because every other word is missed. That’s what a subluxation,or a misaligned vertebra that maybe developing a loss of nerve communication with brain and areas of the body, can be like in your body. Healthy signals have difficulty getting to the tissues and organs that they are connected to, resulting in poorer state of health and loss of normal function.
When you speak with a Chiropractor, you’re educated that while the body is healing, pain acts as a warning system to restrict the body from activity until it’s fully healed. The Chiropractor focuses on healing the root of the problem using logic, reason, and scientific principle driven by a philosophy of health.