Chiropractic is a healthcare profession is based on a Science, Philosophy and Art. Founded on Neurology of the Brain – Body connection. The Central Nervous System, the Master System in the body which controls and coordinates all of the bodies functions. Chiropractic was born out of the “Big Idea” which is that “The Power That Made The Body Heals The Body.”
When an injury to the spine causes abnormal alignment or diminish movement of the vertebra segment, this creates an interruption of the nervous systems flow of energy. As a result the Brain – Body signals are reduced affecting to the muscle, cell, organ or tissue connected to that nerve. In everyday life we see this manifest as Symptoms.
Providing movement or correction of spinal injury can provide relief of pain or symptoms. This improves communication of the nervous system allowing the body to heal itself. The chart above labeled Vertebral Subluxation and Nerve Chart, shows the spinal column, the nerve supply to specific organs and common symptoms that can result from interruption of this nerve.
There are however limitations to the results you can expect. This is determined by what level of arthritis effecting the patient. The longer the injury is present in the spine the greater the arthritis.
There are Three main phases of arthritis.
Initial injury resulting in inflammation, pain, muscle spasms and decreased movement. If left untreated the injury will progress to phase 2.
Inflammation, increased pain, muscle spasm and decreasing movement. With this phase the patient has neglected treatment of this injury or masked the pain for 10-20 years and the disk space is decreasing and there is more interruption of the nerve supply.
This Phase is noted as severe arthritis and is total neglect where there is complete degeneration of disk and the bones fuse together. Finally at this phase there is nothing that can be done to improve health of the spinal segment.
There is no time like the present to see the state of health in your spine. Most people wait till they are in their 40’s to start taking care their spine. What if most people waited so long to get their teeth checked. Consequently the fact that no-one wants to wait that long, they know how unhealthy that would be and the severe level of decay. The same is true for your spine. Start today and in 3 months you will think yourself!