Chiropractors are known as back Doctors; Someone you go see for back pain or neck pain. While in fact, we are not back Doctors at all! Our specialty is the nervous system. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Your nervous system is known as the "Master System" of the body. It is the system that controls all other systems.
If you were a computer, your central nervous system would be your CPU. And just like the CPU controls all other components so does your nervous system. Everything from muscle function and cellular healing to the acid production in your stomach is controlled by the nervous system. Your nervous system is so valuable that your body encased it in bone to protect it. Those bones are your skull and spine. Since we can't look directly at your nervous system we have to rely on the surrounding tissues and body symptoms to tell us what is happening underneath the skin.
Our primary clues are found in your spine. Your spine consists of 25 bones which work together to give your back flexibility while still protecting your spinal cord. When these bones are out of alignment they can cause irritation of the nerves which exit between them or even the spinal cord itself. This irritation prevents the nerve from functioning fully. This means whatever organs or tissues that nerve controls may not function as intended. For instance if the nerve supplied your stomach you could have heartburn, indigestion, or a belly ache. If it supplied your heart or vascular system you could see changes in heart rate or blood pressure, heart palpitations, or signs of decreased blood flow such as cold hands and feet.
You see, every organ in your body is connected to the one under your hat via the nervous system. Any interference with this can cause effects throughout the body. It is our job to remove this interference by gently re-aligning your spine. Once realigned you not only feel better, but heal better and function fully. This is why you hear of people being helped with their stomach issues, their child's attention disorder or colic, and overall wellness by Chiropractic. You see it is so much more than back pain and neck pain! Some other symptoms chiropractic may help include:
- Infantile Colic and breastfeeding
- Back, neck, leg, and arm pain
- Improving immune function
- Headaches and dizziness
- And much more...
- General health and well-being
- Posture, gait, and athletic performance
- Pregnancy and birthing difficulties
- Gastrointestinal upset and heartburn
- Spinal curve development in childre