Protecting the Nervous System with Chiropractic
By Stepy Kamei
What do you know about the functions of the central nervous system? It's OK to admit it if you know very little, considering most of us are in that same boat. Something that everyone should know about the central nervous system, for the sake of improving their overall health and wellness, is that there's often a direct link between the health of a person's central nervous system and how much back pain or other physical discomfort (headaches, high blood pressure, joint stiffness) they experience at any given time.
The spinal column is what protects the central nervous system, so it's able to function properly by facilitating communication between the body and the brain. When the spine is out of alignment, the central nervous system is often negatively impacted as well, which can lead to an unhealthy ripple effect throughout the body. This is where chiropractic comes in to help.
Chiropractic Adjustments Along the Spinal Column
It would seem like a spinal misalignment is the kind of issue which would be easily noticeable, but it turns out that it's actually very commonly unnoticed with most people. Misalignments can cause a person to experience back pain, headaches, digestive issues, and high blood pressure, which is why it should be taken seriously and corrected as soon as possible.
So how can chiropractic help? During a typical chiropractic session, the doctor will examine the spine in order to find any misalignments, also known as subluxations, which may be impacting a patient's health. The chiropractor then uses safe, reliable, and effective manual manipulation techniques in order to bring the spine back into its proper alignment. These techniques often involve alternating between short, forceful thrusts, and longer, gradual applications of pressure to the spine and surrounding area.
When the spine is safely placed in a proper position, the central nervous system's functions can be restored as well. This will often allow for communication between the body and the brain to work faster and more effectively than before the adjustment was performed, which means many other functions of the body may begin to improve.
Better Nervous System, Better Health
After receiving an adjustment, you may see many of your other ailments -- not necessarily related to your spine -- reduce in severity, or even disappear altogether. If you're ready to see what a spinal adjustment can do for you, consider coming in to any one of the more than 340 branch locations of The Joint Chiropractic. You don't even need to make an appointment -- simply walk in to a clinic and get started on consulting with a chiropractor today.