Most people go to a chiropractor because of some sort of back or neck pain. This is only a very small part of what chiropractic is all about.
The reason why chiropractors are interested in your back and neck is because that’s where your spine is! Your spine connects your brain to the rest of your body. Your brain, housed in your skull, generates electrical nerve impulses that then are transmitted down the spinal cord and spinal nerves to the rest of your body! Then, your body sends information back to the brain via the same “information highway”.
With the stresses of life, with all of our accidents and fast-paced lifestyles, muscles along the 24 vertebrae and sacrum get tight and imbalanced. This, in turn, causes the vertebrae to move out of alignment, interfering with the nerve transmission at those misaligned levels. Inflammation sets in, ligaments can tear, and general tissue damage can happen. That means that whatever is at the end of that nerve is not getting all the information the brain is sending, and the brain is not receiving all the feedback information from that muscle, gland, or organ. When this happens, your body can’t possibly function at its peak performance level.
Chiropractors use special techniques to balance the spinal muscles and adjust the vertebrae back into their proper alignment. Some also counsel their patients on lifestyle choices that reduce stress to the spine and strengthen the muscles to support spine health.
Your spine is your lifeline! Take good care of it and see your chiropractor today!