I want to help you better understand what I do and what exactly is beneficial about having a chiropractor as part of your long-term healthcare prevention plan!
In order to understand why chiropractic care is extremely beneficial to your body, we must first identify what is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle force applied by my hands onto a vertebrae and/or joint that has been mal-positioned or misaligned to decrease any pressure build up caused by an injury or repetitive trauma (for example: daily job routine, or accident). You may ask, Why is that important to your health?
First, let me ask you a question. What is the one thing every living thing in the world today MUST have in order to live and thrive? I’ll give you a hint: It’s not sun; it’s not air.
Have you ever been sick or immobile for a couple days, what happens to your body? Yeah, you start muscle atrophy; your muscles begin to wear away slowly. Movement is a key element for humans to thrive and survive to increase oxygen in their body and build up lean muscles to decreases their chances of chronic diseases.
Well, the same goes for every joint in your body. A mal-positioned joint or what we chiropractors call a “subluxation”. It’s a joint that has become immobilized causing inflammation to that area putting slight pressure on a nerve. That may lead to an array of symptoms such as pain, discomfort, symptoms and more importantly decrease in organ function!
Subluxation affects your organs!
So, how does a subluxation affect your organs? Well, you can clearly see that the nervous system controls everything in your body via nerves. It controls your heart, lungs, digestive system and so on… If there is any pressure on the nerve that controls a specific organ, does that organ function less? Yes or yes, 10% of the time or a 100% of the time?
That’s right, 100% of the time. The information from the brain, down the spinal cord through the nerves to that specific muscle or organ is less than optimal. That’s why so many people who go to chiropractors for back or neck pain usually experience decrease of other symptoms such as asthma, constipation, headaches, ADHD, excessive sweating, weight loss and the list goes on!
The easiest way I can explain how a misaligned bone causes nerve pressure is “Sciatica!”
Why do so many people who have sciatica, after being treated by a chiropractor is decreased or gone? Because the pressure on the sciatic nerve caused by inflammation of misaligned vertebrae that lead to bulging or herniated disc has now been reduced, taking pressure off the nerve.
Remove the interference.
You see, your body needs no help to heal, just no interference which is what I do as a chiropractor. I remove any interference (pressure on nerve) that causes your body to function less. This allows your body to do its job and heal at its optimal level. Chiropractic helps your body and nervous system to heal and regulate every system with no interference and that’s the biggest benefit of the chiropractic lifestyle. When you get injured or sick, would you rather be functioning optimally or less than your potential?
Hopefully you found some value from this information. Please feel free to comment below.