Most people think that chiropractic care helps those who suffer from neck pain, back pain, and sometimes headaches. While proven safe and effective for these conditions, it is only a small fraction of the benefits of chiropractic. Even though we see chiropractors treating patients by adjusting and aligning their bones, it is the body’s nervous system that they are affecting through care. The nervous system directs the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of your body.
Chiropractic is a natural and preventive approach to health. Misalignments in the spine and joints termed “subluxations” cause abnormal joint motion and create interference in nervous system communication. This master system of the body controls everything from the movement of your body through muscles, your sensation of touch, balance, posture, digestion, and even your heart rate. Disconnects in the flow of nerve signals may cause small symptoms as in local pain spots or more serious consequences such as numbness, tingling, and pain that travels down a limb. Decreased function and movement in your body decreases its ability to adapt and overcome the daily stresses of life. This often leads to weakness, fatigue, and disease.
The chiropractor enhances your body’s potential to heal itself by ensuring that the nervous system has uninterrupted communication with all parts. When you scrape your knee or get a paper cut, do you have to consciously think about healing your wounds? The human body is a miraculous and self-regulating system that requires little more than a balanced diet, moderate activity, and clear signals from the nervous system to maintain its health. You can go for weeks without food, days without water, minutes without air, but not even for a second without the life energy and information flowing through your nerves.
It is very difficult for nerve cells to regenerate and replace themselves once they are damaged or lost. This is why it is important for you and your family to maintain the health of your nervous system and at least get checked by a chiropractor. Everyone can benefit from care, no matter how young or old. Without drugs or surgical intervention, the body is encouraged and allowed to heal itself as nature intended. Have you ever heard of a spine transplant?