Each and every one of us is challenged with different stresses in our lives. Stress can include lifting something the wrong way, slip and falls, too much weight on our body, job stress, family stress, money stress, medications, etc. The list is endless.
It is our body’s responsibility to deal with these stresses. At some point the combination of stresses can create an overwhelming amount of tension. This tension can increase to the point that it can begin to distort and directly affect the spine.
The spinal column consists of 24 moveable vertebrae. The purpose of these vertebrae is to protect the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) and to allow movement of your body.
When one or more of these vertebrae becomes misaligned (subluxated), a problem occurs. Now instead of providing protection to the spinal cord and nervous system, it actually starts to “pinch” or irritate it. The result is that the vital communication between your brain and your body is disrupted.
When this communication is disrupted, systems of the body don’t work properly. Put simply, systems like your digestive system, your immune system, your circulatory system, your reproductive/hormonal system cannot tell your brain what problems they might be having and similarly your brain cannot tell them what to do to fix the problems.
The Chiropractic adjustment restores normal alignment to the spine, thus restoring the nerve communication pathway between the brain and the systems of the body. The result is that your body will be healthier and better functioning on its own.
This correction process takes time. Most people have had these spinal problems for years and never knew it. This is why it is important for everyone to have their spine checked on a regular basis – KIDS INCLUDED.
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