Chiropractic is based on the relationship between your spine and your nervous system.
How does it work?
Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves. It is the most vital system of your body. The brain sends messages or signals through the spinal column and nerves to control every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body.
The nervous system is responsible for every function your body performs, like beating your heart, your breathing, digesting and eliminating your food. Your brain and nervous system automatically perform these processes, you didn’t have to learn them. The most significant parts of your nervous system are protected by bone. Your skull protects your brain and the vertebrae of your spinal column cover your spinal cord. Even with this protection, interferences can happen, especially along the spinal column. Any interference to the nervous system restricts or distorts the transmission of messages through the body causing parts of your body to not work as intended. The most common cause of interference is stress.
There are three major types of stress which the human body faces every day and may result in interference of the nervous system:
Physical stress can be anything including: an accident or injury, traumatic birth, poor posture, lack of exercise, sleeping habits, every day wear and tear and even sitting at work every day can cause the bones of the spine to lose their normal position or motion. This can lead to pain or stiffness and poor function of the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments remove joint stiffness and muscle tension returning joints to their normal position. This removes the physical stress placed on a joint and on the nervous system.
Chemical stresses such as diet, environmental pollutants, preservatives and other toxic products can upset the body’s chemical balance and the tone of the muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic is an holistic approach to health. Not only does a chiropractic adjustment improve joint mobility your chiropractor will advise exercises, stretches and give nutritional advice to help reduce chemical stress on the body.
Emotional or mental stresses eventually affect us all at some time in our lives. Emotions such as grief, workload stress and depression can cause us to tighten up muscles and ligaments in our body without knowing it. Chiropractic, by improving the bodies mobility can help alleviate the physical signs of emotional stress.
Most of us have at least one if not more of the above stress factors in our lives. They ultimately affect our posture and joint alignment.
Chiropractic is a highly skilled and developed approach to removing these interferences, allowing your body to heal itself and fulfil its maximum potential.