Do you ever wonder how everything in your body communicates with each other? The answer is your nervous system. The Nervous System is the most important system of the entire human body and controls and coordinates every organ and body part accordingly. The nervous system is composed of two parts: the Central Nervous System (CNS) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). The Central Nervous System controls the brain and the spinal cord while the Peripheral Nervous System controls everything outside of the brain and spinal cord. If there is interference within the spinal column then the nervous system cannot function at 100% of optimal health. Interference is usually due to a subluxation. A subluxation is a condition in which there is an interruption in the nerve signal between the brain and the body. Communication between your brain and body occurs through the spinal column. Anytime a vertebra is not positioned correctly, the brain and body cannot communicate correctly. The mis-aligned vertebra places pressure upon the nerve causing less than optimal nerve function. Do you know how much pressure it takes on a nerve to cause a decrease in function? The answer is about the weight of a quarter. What are some common causes of subluxations? Birth, car accidents, poor posture, lifting improperly, work injuries, and sports-related injuries are some of the causes of subluxation. There is absolutely no such thing as a normal symptom. While common, they are not normal. A symptom is a signal from your body telling you that something is wrong. The six most common symptoms include the following: headaches, fatigue, sleep trouble, sinus problems, irritability, and aches and pains.
A Chiropractor’s role is simply to remove subluxation from the nervous system. They perform a through physical examination and case history to find these particular areas. They may even employ x-ray analysis to further study the bones as well as the curvature of the spinal column. They used an HVLA (high velocity low amplitude) thrust to effectively remove the subluxation. This will allow the body to function in a more optimal range, like the top ten percent of health. In addition, they may use Chiropractic Biophysics to restore proper curvature to the spinal column. They essentially re-deform the ligaments that are already deformed. This allows the ligaments to stretch, bones to move, and muscles to finally relax. This is performed by various types of mechanical traction to the spine. Consult with your Chiropractic physician today about your options.