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.