Chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Our spines change and develop problems just like our teeth, eyes and heart. Left unchecked for a long time, these changes may lead to pain, stiffness or other more serious problems. A common example is the progression of lower back symptoms which may progress down a leg as pain, numbness or tingling. This example of leg symptom can result over time from an earlier finding including only simple stiffness and sore muscles of the low back.
The nervous system is a key part of your body. It is the communication system between your brain and all of your body’s muscles, organs and tissues. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function well. For your nervous system to function well, it must be free of interference. The spine is the most common site of nervous interference because nerves travel from the spinal cord through openings on either side of the spine to get to all of your cells and organs.
Each of us is born with the ability to heal and recover from illness. Our bruises heal, cuts mend and common colds are overcome. Your nervous system regulates this inborn healing ability. Think of your brain as a central message centre sending and receiving information through your nerves which branch out to connect all areas of your body. Problems associated with the spine including nerve tissue can interfere with your ability to self-heal and may prolong injury or illness.
The customized care you receive from your chiropractic doctor may help to improve your posture, muscle balance and physical mobility. It can also restore the integrity of your nervous system and get rid of pain, so you can recover and get back to feeling good.