Our bodies have an amazing healing and adapting intelligence that we were each born with. Chiropractic care offers a way to unlock much of that innate potential! This innate intelligence is like a super power that enables our bodies to heal when we are injured and to adapt when environmental circumstances require it to do so. Our bodies know what they are doing –we just have to stay out of its way. In the modern world, however, this isn’t so easy. It is much easier to eat an inflammatory diet, live a sedentary lifestyle, constantly stare at electronic devices throughout the day, and lose touch with our sense of community. All of these endeavors, however, can be detrimental to our health. These days, we must actively work to stay plugged into our innate intelligence to stay our absolute healthiest.
This is why Chiropractic care is essential for most people and can help improve our health. It works without the risks associated with drugs or surgeries by utilizing the body’s own ability to heal itself. Chiropractors focus on the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) to restore optimal health by working to align the vertebral joints in the spine.
A chiropractor usually uses his/her hands or an instrument to identify any misalignments in the spine and realign those joints. Chiropractic care can reduce inflammation in muscles and in the nervous system, and can increase range of motion throughout the body. This improved movement not only feels great, but, more importantly, enables optimal function through better nervous system communication.
Most people start Chiropractic care when they need pain relief, whether from a chronic condition or from a recent injury such as an auto accident.. Popping an over the counter pain medication can provide temporary relief in some cases. Many people, however, are tired of using pills to mask symptoms and would rather get to the root cause of their pain. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of pain and can obviate the need to take pain pills.
When the spine is in alignment, we have better communication from the brain to the body and vice versa. This improved communication between brain and body enables us to function, move, and feel better, so that we can live our healthiest lives.