UNDERSTANDING CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Spinal alignment and motion...
Your spine is made up of 24 moving bones called vertebra. These important bones allow your body to bend, twist, sit, stand and move around. Their alignment and movement are essential for your body to work properly. Much like the tires on your car will wear down quicker if they are not properly aligned, the joints of your spine will experience abnormal “wear and tear” if your vertebra are out of alignment or not moving properly. This abnormal “wear and tear” can lead to conditions such as painful arthritis, tight muscles, slipped discs, and pinched nerves.
How it works...
It is a scientific fact that your nervous system controls every aspect of your body. It is responsible for your ability to see, smell, hear, taste, and touch. It enables you to run a marathon, play with your children, or go for a swim in the ocean . Your nervous system affects the way your heart beats, the way your food is digested, how well you sleep, and even the strength of your immune system.
Your spine protects your spinal cord and allows the nervous system a way to safely
connect your brain to the rest of your body. Similar to the way wires carry a signal from the cable box to the TV in your home, your nerves carry signals from your brain to every muscle, organ, and tissue in your body. If the wire is bent or frayed the image on your TV will be distorted or fuzzy. If your spine loses its normal alignment or movement, the signals from your brain will be distorted or not get through.
Depending on which nerve (or part of your nervous system) is being interfered with will determine which muscle, bodily system, organ or tissue is affected, and ultimately what health condition and symptoms you have.
What to expect...
Restoring proper spinal motion and alignment can take time. Many factors (such
as how long you have had the problem, how quickly your body heals, and other health related conditions) can all affect the progress of your care.
Some people may see results within a few short days. Others may take months before a full correction has been made. Every person is different.