Many individuals seek chiropractic care due to back pain, and while chiropractic adjustments reduce back pain, the adjustments also restore function of the nervous system. The spinal column protects the spinal cord, which is an extension of the brain, and therefore part of the central nervous system. The central nervous system controls every organ system in our body as well as our musculature and special sense organs. The nervous system is disrupted when the spinal vertebrae are misaligned (subluxated).
These subluxations put pressure on the nerves exiting the spinal cord, causing a disturbance in the message relayed by the nerve. The effects of this pressure can lead to pain and dysfunction of musculature and a decrease in the function of organs (irregular heartbeat, acid reflux, dizziness, etc). The most effective method to correct subluxations is to receive a chiropractic adjustment.
In addition to reducing back pain, regularly scheduled chiropractic adjustments
decrease the advancement of spinal arthritis, increase athletic performance, strengthen the immune system and allow for better sleep. Chiropractic adjustments have an effect on the entire body as the nervous system is able to function at it’s optimum level when subluxations (misalignments in the spine) are corrected.
Each individual will require a different frequency of chiropractic care, but many individuals respond well to an adjustment every 4-6 weeks.