Chiropractic focuses on a total body approach to health care. Chiropractors are trained to find the underlying cause of an injury instead of treating the symptoms of that injury. For this reason we focus on all aspects of a patient’s life, including but not limited to, work environment, lifestyle choices, diet, exercise, sleep, and nutrition. We recommend lifestyle changes along with our treatments to help our practice members have improved long lasting results.
In order to understand chiropractic, it is important to understand how your body works. Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that exit the spine. Your brain send electrical signals down the spine through the spinal cord, through the nerves, and out to your body. Once your body receives the signals, another signal is sent back through the nerves, through the spinal cord, back to the brain. This loop tells your body how to function. It makes you walk, it makes your heart beat, and controls your entire body.
A threat to this neurological system is called a spinal subluxation. Spinal subluxations are misalignments in the spine that place pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. When there is pressure on a nerve, the body is negatively affected in many ways. It can cause muscle spasms, decreased range of motion, decreases in strength, changes in sensation, a decrease in function, and it often causes pain. With a subluxation, pain is usually the last symptom to occur and the first one to leave.
Chiropractors are the only health care providers that find and correct spinal subluxations. Once the spinal subluxation is corrected through a specific and scientific chiropractic adjustment, the pressure on the nervous system is relieved and the body can begin functioning properly. Once function is restored the symptoms will subside because the cause of the problem has been removed.
Subluxations can be caused by slips and falls, poor posture, repetitive motions, bad sleeping habits, and even the birthing process. That is why it is so important to have your spine checked by a chiropractor to find and remove these spinal subluxations. Call our office today at (336) 904-0752 to set up an appointment.