The Vital Connection: Your brain is made up of millions of nerve cells that organize to create a thick cord of billions of nerve fibers that in turn form your spinal cord. Your spinal cord travels from your brain down your back in the protective housing of your spinal column where branches exit into nerves which travel to billions of destinations in your body – every organ, tissue and cell. These nerves provide critical information to and from the brain to keep your body working properly. When these pathways are not functioning properly due to interference in the nervous system, information becomes disorganized and stress can cause sickness and disease to set in.
When internal or external stress on the body’s nervous system exceeds the body’s ability to adapt and adjust to these stresses, the nervous system can fail to function properly causing interference in the vital information traveling from brain to body. When the body cannot properly adapt to these various stresses, symptoms that can begin to manifest include musculoskeletal pain, headaches, and systemic issues such as high blood pressure or digestive problems, depression, and anxiety.
Chiropractic is a holistic healing method that removes interference and stress in the nervous system, allowing the body to heal naturally from within. Chiropractors honor the body’s inborn intelligence and assist it to function optimally so it may fully express life. Chiropractors work with the body’s self healing abilities by addressing the cause of a problem, reducing stress on the system and allowing for greater communication between the brain and body.
In life we often and easily can become overwhelmed by stress, causing our threshold for coping to be lowered and creating storage of this lingering tension in our bodies. Chiropractors are trained to find where this tension is anchored in the body and to help release it through the adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments release tension and restore balance and alignment to an imbalanced nervous system stuck in a stress response, allowing a normalization of the internal terrain so it can function at its fullest. Once stress is released, you are able to better adapt to what you encounter in daily life. By allowing the body to feel more ease, there is a direct influence on the mind and spirit.
Adjustments are performed in a variety of ways, from gentle precise adjustments to light touches at specific places along the spine and body. Adjustments mobilize the joints in the spine and also relax the spinal cord, meninges, and nerves, taking pressure off of the vertebral discs, nerves, and muscles resulting in a more relaxed state so the body can heal.
Besides having greater adaptability, the best side effects of chiropractic are the natural reduction of pain and discomfort allowing you to participate in the activities that bring the most joy and fulfillment. Chiropractic adjustments are safe, effective, and gentle – suitable for all members of your family.
People under regular chiropractic care report results such as:
- Increased activity levels and abilities
- Increased range of motion in the spine and joints
- Reduced chronic pain and increased comfort
- Reduction of chronic headaches, digestive issues, blood pressure, anxiety, depression
- Improved postural awareness
- Improved sleep
- More energy throughout the day
- Increased immune function
- Increased mental awareness
- Greater understanding of personal stresses and tools to address them
- Greater connection with emotional self