Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure (primarily, but not limited to the spine and pelvis) and function (coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship impacts an individual’s preservation and restoration of health.
The human body is a self-regulating organism with an innate ability to heal itself; this is coordinated through the nervous system.
The nervous system regulates every cell, tissue and organ in your body. Providing there is no interference, your body can function optimally.
How does chiropractic work?
The nervous system includes your brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves. The brain and spinal cord are encased in bone for protection; namely the skull and the individual vertebral bones that make up the spine. The nervous system regulates every single cell, tissue, organ and function in the body, and helps you adapt to your environment.
Nerve impulses travel from the brain, down the spinal cord and out through the spinal nerves that exit between each vertebral bone that makes up the spine. From there, the nerves branch out further and supply information to the entire body to instruct it how to function.
Dysfunction of the spinal joints may cause interference to your nervous system, reducing your body’s ability to adapt to its changing environment, to regulate its systems, and ultimately heal itself.
Symptoms are your body’s way of communicating to you that you need to create a change. Rather than ignoring the symptom, hoping it will go away of its own accord; stop. Ask yourself ‘Why has this symptom presented in the first place’?
Pain is a symptom experienced by most people at some point in their life.
- low back pain
- neck pain
- joint pain
The list goes on…
Your body has incredible compensatory capabilities. Every day we are exposed to a vast array of stressors, whether they are physical, chemical or emotional which your body absorbs, and adapts accordingly to changes in your environment. It also compensates for parts of the body that are not functioning optimally over lengthy periods of time and has the capacity to heal itself from illness and injuries sustained throughout life.