How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care based on philosophy, science and art. Chiropractors work with your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) – the master control system of your body! Your brain sends trillions of messages down your spinal cord and out to every cell in your body. In turn your cells send messages back up to your brain. The spinal cord is a super highway of communication! Your spinal bones (called vertebrae) protect your spinal cord. These vertebrae can become misaligned (we refer to this as a subluxation) due to stress. Subluxations interfere with the communication and can cause dis-ease in your body. This ultimately impacts the ability of your body to express and achieve health. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to relieve your body of subluxations, resulting in better communication and optimal health!
Chiropractic works to help the cause of your problems, not just treating your symptoms. Symptom-based care is more of a “band-aid” approach to health (i.e. medications). Chiropractic care was not designed to make you instantly feel better, but instantly heal better!
While it’s often perceived that chiropractic care is solely for treating back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what chiropractic can do for you. When your nervous system is working effectively your entire body is able to work effectively!
Is Chiropractic Care for Children too?
Children benefit greatly from seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis! Proper spinal alignment is related to better health. As children grow and develop they have many physical stressors that can affect their spines. From learning to walk to spills on the playground to playing sports – they have lots of opportunities for subluxations (misalignments in the spine) to occur! Our children are also exposed to many chemical stressors as well such as processed foods and medications which can negatively affect their health. Let’s not forgot the emotional stressors of day to day life that can affect our kids too! One of the best things you can do for your child(ren) is to ensure their nervous systems are working properly and efficiently by seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis.
Kids love coming to our office – not only to get their spines checked but to learn more about their amazing bodies! Our whole community is a better place when our children are healthy and happy!
Do you have questions about chiropractic care for you or your child? We would love to assist you – contact our office today!