Chiropractic care relies on the fact that the nervous system is the master controller of human bodies. The human body can heal itself when the brain within the nervous system communicates with the injured organs or tissues to correct problems by advising the injured areas to build new tissue. However, this can only happen if there is no interruption or interference in the flow of nerve impulses to the injured areas. If there is an interruption or interference, the injured area cannot receive the message from the brain.
An interruption in this flow of nerve impulses, which by the way have been reported to travel at three hundred miles an hour, caused by a misalignment of the spine due to injury, mistreatment, or improper care, is called a sublaxation. Subluxations are caused by tension in the body as the result of physical, emotional or chemical stresses which are all stored the same way, one treated no different than the other. When a sublaxation lasts for a while, various symptoms occur within the patient, depending on which part of the body is affected. Because the energy in nerve impulses travel from the brain, down the spinal cord, dispersing through the vertebrae to all areas of the body, a sublaxation can occur anywhere in the body that the nerves are located. Sometimes patients experience pain, tingling or numbness, yet other times the patient appears to be pain free, but claims to tire quickly, be very susceptible to colds, or simply exhibits poor posture.
Chiropractors treat patients by correcting these sublaxations or misalignments in the spine with gentle adjustments of the spine. Results are usually felt quickly and last much longer, often permanently, compared to the temporary relief provided by prescription or over the counter medication. These medications are discouraged as they can also cause negative side effects, sometimes worse than the original injury or complaint.
Common symptoms experienced when a sublaxation is present are low energy and excessive fatigue, sciatica, fibromyalgia, indigestion and heartburn, neck or shoulder pain, back or knee pain, vertigo, decreased joint mobility, headaches and more.
Good health should not relate to the absence of negative symptoms, but should instead be considered a state of physical, emotional and mental well-being. Chiropractors treat patients by recognizing the lifestyle changes necessary to improve overall better health, recommending these changes to provide clients with individual health goals. They will also provide support, motivation and inspiration on an ongoing basis.
Find a chiropractor in your neighbourhood by searching online for and visiting websites that provide valuable educational information as well as their contact information. Or, ask around, many of your friends, family, or coworkers may have already done the homework for you and found a chiropractor they are comfortable with.
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