“You are born to express radiant physical, mental, and spiritual health, joy, vitality, harmony, peace, optimism, strength, love and healing at every age.”
-Tedd Koren, D.C.
Why don’t I feel good? Why am I in pain? Why am I always sick? Why doesn’t anything I do help!? If you’re constantly asking yourself these questions, you’re certainly not alone. If you think you’ve tried every approach in the book, you may not have realized that the alignment and health of your spine affects every function of your body. Spinal subluxation (misaligned vertebra) can cause all kinds of negative symptoms and generally feeling bad.
Chiropractic care isn’t just about relieving pain, although this what drives many people to seek it. Chiropractic is a safe, natural, and drug-free approach to wellness. This is why every person can benefit from chiropractic care. It can reduce, stop, and prevent pain, but it does so much more than that. Patients of chiropractic care often report improvement on a wide range of symptoms and chronic illnesses throughout treatment.
What Happens When the Spine is Misaligned?
Your brain controls all of your body’s processes (digestion of food, movement, regulating blood pressure, etc.) by sending signals down the spinal cord and throughout the body via nerves. These nerves branch off the spinal cord and travel through the spine’s vertebra to the rest of the body. Compressing these nerves prevents your body from functioning the way it’s supposed to.
When spinal subluxation occurs, the nerves that flow through the spine can become irritated or compressed. When the nerves are irritated, this can negatively affect the passage of signals from the brain to the rest of the body. All of the body functions mentioned above may be affected by nerve compression. For example, the body’s immune responses and ability to heal itself can be compromised, resulting in illness and general feelings of malaise.
Poor digestion is a perfect example demonstrating the link between spinal subluxation and improper body functioning. Certain nerves stemming from the lower spine control the large and small intestines. Research has found that digestive problems such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS and Crohns often correlate with problems in the lower back (Guest, 2018).
Symptoms of Spinal Misalignment
While many variables contribute to sub-optimal wellness, common symptoms that can stem from spinal subluxation include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin conditions
- Balance issues
- Numbness of Limbs
- Inflammation and swelling
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Poor posture
- Frequent colds, flu, and other illnesses
Spinal subluxation can lead to spinal degeneration (the fusing of vertebra and loss of cartilage) and immobility if left untreated. According to Tedd Koren, D.C., in Chiropractic – Bringing Out the Best in You, significant spinal degeneration can be detected in over one-third of the population by age 30. Virtually 100% of people have spinal degeneration by age 70. Severe degeneration may force some elderly people to be bed or chair-ridden.
Chiropractic Care – a Holistic Approach to Wellness
“Chiropractic care corrects subluxation and permits you to function in closer harmony to your natural state of perfection.”
-Tedd Koren, D.C.
The chiropractic approach to wellness involves looking at a person holistically –acknowledging the complex interconnectedness of the musculoskeletal, nervous, immune, and digestive systems. For example, chiropractors are required to undergo significantly more training in nutrition than most medical doctors. Some chiropractors perform other services, including physical therapy, training, acupuncture, and consulting in nutrition.
Chiropractic is not just about cracking backs, but restoring the body to an optimal state of wellness. Optimal health requires that the spine be in perfect alignment. This can be achieved by a chiropractor performing a series of gentle spinal adjustments.
Proper nerve supply, regular exercise, good nutrition, proper rest, and a positive attitude are the five keys to a healthy life. Chiropractic care contributes to each of these five keys by releasing nerve pressure, reducing pain, improving posture, and restoring the body’s ability to heal and function at 100%.
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