How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
By Donna Stark
There are some people who really aren't that interested in how things work. As long as it runs, as long as it entertains, or as long as it helps, life is OK. But for others, they need to know. They need to know how the engine of their car turns on, or how they are able to send instant messages to someone clear across the world, or how their prescription medication can clear their infection. If you are one of the curious, and are interested in understanding how chiropractic care can improve your overall health and wellness, keep reading.
Millions of people initially turn to chiropractic care for relief from pain, but once they start getting regular adjustments, they find that their overall health improves as well! That's because chiropractic adjustments impact the entire body, not just the part that hurts. But how? Well, it all starts with your nervous system and proper alignment of your spine.
Your nervous system is essentially the master control system of your body. Every impulse, signal, or communication (whichever term you prefer) between your brain and the rest of your body travels through the spinal cord and your body's nerves. If there is a joint dysfunction in your spine that interferes with the delivery of those messages, your body won't be able to function as it should. Imagine that you are trying to send an important text message and you keep getting the notification that your message has failed to send. The person waiting for that message won't know what to do until it comes through, so nothing gets done. Or the wrong thing gets done. Or something gets done, but only partially. Well, the same can be said for all of the parts of your body waiting for a message from your brain. If the message can't get through, they can't function at their best.
By targeting and removing the joint restrictions and nerve interference, your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help keep those communication pathways in your body free and clear. This helps restore optimal function to your nervous system, which then carries over to every part of your body. Take a look at some of the health issues that chiropractic care can help with.
- Digestive issues
- Migraines and headaches
- Spinal stenosis
- Neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Upper and lower extremity pain
- Chronic disease and illness
- Ear infections
- Cognitive function
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor sleep
Improved Health and Wellness
Sure, seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can reduce your aches and pain, but it can also improve your overall well-being by restoring function to so many parts of your body! So come on in today and experience better health. We have more than 475 locations nationwide and daily hours, so it couldn't be any easier! We hope to see you soon!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.