How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?

How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Work?

Chiropractic is a healing philosophy, art, and science that gives the body what it needs in order to reach its highest potential in health. What does that mean for you? It means that your body was designed as a self regulating, self healing entity and when your nervous system is free from interference (subluxations), your body will reach the highest form of health that it is capable of. The main premise to chiropractic includes these four things:

  1. adjustmentThe brain controls every part of the body, from your muscles and bones, to your organs, tissues, glands, and even your thoughts.
  2. The brain and the rest of the body are in continual communication and always adapting to the outside environment.
  3. When there is interference in communication between the brain and the rest of the body, it is not able to adapt to outside stressors. These stressors can include chemical, physical or mental factors.
  4. Your chiropractor locates the point of interference and performs a very specific adjustment that allows the body to return to normal function.

I don’t feel stressed. Do I still need chiropractic?

Yes! Even though you may not feel stressed because your body has adapted to its environment, you are bombarded by different stressors every day. Chiropractic adjustments ensure that your body is continually able to adapt by removing subluxations and reconnecting the communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

Three types of stress:

  • Chemical – processed foods, medications, alcohol, household cleaners, laundry detergents
  • Physical – traumas, auto injury collisions, falls, bad posture, bad ergonomics
  • Mental – relationships, depression, worry, guilt, lack of sleep

Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?

No. There are many different techniques in chiropractic and they are all designed to be highly effective and painless. Your chiropractor is correcting very specific subluxations with high speed, low force adjustments to increase motion, increase brain activity, decrease muscle spasms, and decrease the firing of pain receptors.

What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is a misalignment of a bone, which puts stress on the nervous system, causing interference in the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. It’s like driving down the freeway at 65 miles per hour when suddenly there is an accident and traffic backs up and slows down to 10 miles per hour. The same amount of cars still need to get down the road, but the accident is preventing them from getting there as quick and efficiently. In the same way that a car is pulled off the road and traffic can flow freely again, a subluxation is corrected by your chiropractor and your nervous system is able to function the way it was meant to.

Do I have to be in pain to benefit from chiropractic care?

No. The best time to see your chiropractor is when you do not have any symptoms at all. Usually symptoms are the last things to present when there is dysfunction in the body. So why wait until you already have symptoms to correct your subluxations? Take charge of your health now and let the healing begin!

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