Chiropractic is a way of looking at the human body as a whole. The body is controlled by your brain, the spinal cord and the vast network of nerves that carry messages to the entire body. Our body is made up of a system of systems and they are all integrated via the nervous system. The nervous system affects our immune function, musculoskeletal system, and the entire network of internal organs and body parts. . When this system is not functioning at its peak, your body’s overall performance suffers.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor solely treats back and neck pain, this is a small piece of what the profession is capable of handling. Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are simply restoring proper function and movement in the joints. There are joints between every two vertebrae in our spinal cord and a number of joints in our pelvic structure and extremities. If there is lack of movement or function in our skeletal system all the other systems in our bodies can be affected. 'MOVEMENT IS LIFE'. Our comprehensive approach looks at the entire system in order to create balance, proper movement, and promote healing.
Spinal manipulation relieves pressure on joints, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function. It has been a trusted form of treatment since the ancient Greek Hippocrates documented manipulative techniques in his writings back in 1500 B.C. Today, spinal manipulation is used to treat an array of conditions such as allergies, menstrual cramps, headaches and all the components of pain.
When vertebrae shift out of place, there is an overall systemic response from the muscular system to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow, our nerves, our immune system, and our minds cannot function at their highest peak. Spinal adjustments and manipulations are an excellent way to keep the body functioning at its highest level without any discomfort. When the body is adequately aligned, it becomes able to respond and perform as it was built to do.