Many people think chiropractors are merely back doctors. In reality, the chiropractic profession is based on the fact that spinal alignment affects the health of the whole body. The central nervous system, which is contained in the spinal column, controls and directs all functions in the body.
Chiropractic uses gentle directed movements called spinal adjustments, to restore better motion and proper alignment to the joints of the spine. Proper motion and alignment is necessary for the brain to send clear, uninterrupted signals to the rest of the body. When the central nervous system is functioning optimally, the body is better able to deal with all the stress that it encounters.
We are constantly bombarded with stress in our lives. Stress comes not only in the classical stress we think of when we say we are “stressed out”, but also in the form of physical stress and chemical stress. The chemical stressors come from our environment and the things we eat and drink. Physical stressors come in the form of poor posture, repetitive stress and lack of exercise. Whatever the major stressors are in your life, they are having a negative effect on your wellbeing. Chiropractic care optimizes your ability to deal with and manage these stressors. In short, it maximizes your adaptability.
This adaptability is what every person requires to enjoy a long healthy disease free life. Your health and overall function is directly dependant on how your central nervous system is functioning. The benefits of regular chiropractic care can help you reach your full health potential and enjoy life to the fullest.