Chiropractic care is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The spinal cord is protected by the 24 moving bones in your spine.
Many everyday activities cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or mobility. This can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce and help prevent the nervous system dysfunction by restoring function to your spine.
Are You in Pain?
People base spinal health on pain. You cannot judge your health by your symptoms. Like tooth decay or cancer, spinal problems can exist without symptoms. Pain is often the last sign, not the first.
Pain or discomfort can be an indication of a poorly functioning spine and nervous system. With chiropractic care, the symptoms can be managed without drugs or surgery.
We often see people with complaints such as:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Pain in arms or legs
- Head aches
It is a fundamental law of nature that if something that requires maintenance is neglected, it will develop into a problem. Pain can settle quickly, but healing takes time. You can’t buy a new spine… so you need to look after what you’ve got!
The Role of Your Nervous System
The brain controls everything, the function of every cell, tissue organ and system in your body. It sends millions of instructions through the spinal cord out to your nervous system and every organ and tissue in your body. If there is pressure somewhere in the spine, this can cause a breakdown in communication, poor function and eventually ill health and pain.
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments restore the integrity of your spine and nervous system. Your entire nervous system functions better, allowing the body to express a greater state of health and wellbeing.
Your spine can be affected by many situations: stress, anger, grief and fear, poor posture, trauma, improper lifting and repetitive motion, slips, falls and car accidents, alcohol, drugs, pollution and a poor diet.