Why is Chiropractic Care so Critical?
This is a fair question to ask. Most people hear "chiropractic" and think: low back pain. They might say, "Low back pain isn't that bad. I can live with it." Or they say, "I don't have low back pain, so I don't need to see a chiropractor." If you are thinking along these lines, I want to expand your horizon about chiropractic.
The spine is made up of twenty-four freely movable bones called vertebrae. At times, these bones move out of place and get stuck, and it usually hurts when a bone gets stuck out of place. Chiropractors manually correct these misalignments of the spine which usually results in an immediate feeling of relief. This is why "back pain" is often what people think of when they hear the word chiropractic, but there is more to the story.
The primary function of the spine is to protect something very important: your spinal cord. The spinal cord is made up of millions of nerves that send information back and forth between the brain and the body. When a vertebral misalignment occurs, the spinal cord actually becomes compressed by the misplaced bone which results in a loss of nerve function. The loss in nerve function can lead to problems such as: decreased energy, suppressed immune system, headaches, ADD/ADHD, numbess, etc.
How does one know if they have a spinal misalignment? The easiest way to find out is visit your local chiropractor. The only person qualified to examine a spine for a misalignment that compresses a nerve is a chiropractor. Chiropractic deals with much more than just back pain, it deals with the overall function of your body through a properly functioning nervous system.
If you haven't done it yet, come get your free consultation. We would love to give you a complimentary spinal screening and see if we can get your spine in perfect alignment. The only side affect is better health.