Your Spine and Nerves
Your spine is directly related to all your nerves. Through everyday stresses (physical, chemical and emotional), vertebrae (spinal bones) subluxate (misalign), choking and irritating adjacent nerves, thereby interfering with messages being sent to and from your brain and body. This causes a decrease in function and ability to adapt to ever-changing internal and external environments. These misalignments, known as subluxations, often can't be felt, because only 10% of your nervous system allows you to feel pain. Therefore, almost 90% of your nerve system is responsible for the proper function of your whole body. Being healthy is not how you are feeling, it's how you are functioning. If your nerves are being interfered with, your body can't function properly and will eventually develop symptoms of poor heralth. In all disease processes, from cavities to cancer, symptoms are not present when the problem begins. Only after enough damage is done and the problem has advanced will you experience pain and symptoms. Therefore, we do not simply use pain or it’s absense as a barometer of your health, but we look for hidden subluxations and measure overall function to determine your health status.
What Does the Chiropractor Do?
Chiropractors adjust the subluxated vertebrae and restore them to their normal position, allowing proper nerve function and improved health. Because chiropractors adjust the spine to remove nerve interference, many people mistakenly believe that chiropractic is only for back pain, but it's really so much more! It's for anyone, with or without symptoms, who wants to increase the quality of life for themselves and their family, and ensure they are as healthy as they can be (functioning at their optimum) while avoiding spinal decay, which will protect the function of their spine as they age.
The Wellness Approach
The best approach to your health is a proactive approach, also known as a wellness approach, which we encourage in our office. It doesn't wait for pain and /or symptoms, but rather addresses the essentials to health on an on-going basis. This lifestyle will not only save you money in the long run, but will also dramatically increase your quality of life. You are worth investing in, and regular chiropractic care is an investment in the on-going function of your spine and nervous system.