How Does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic works because your bodily systems are controlled by your nervous system.  Instructions flow from your brain, down your spinal cord to every organ and tissue.  Your body sends signals back to the brain to communicate information about how the body is working.  Improper positioning of the bones of the spine, which a chiropractor calls a subluxation, can interfere with this exchange of information. This can affect the function of organs and tissues throughout the body.  Specific spinal adjustments can remove the interference.  This often leads to improved health due to improved nervous system control of the body.

How Do You Get Subluxations?

Stress!  There are three types of stress that can cause a subluxation – chemical, emotional, and physical.  Chemical stress could include alcohol, drugs, pollution, and poor diet.  Emotions like grief, anger, and fear create stress.  Physical causes may include slips, falls, accidents, and repetitive motions.

How Do I Know I Have Subluxations?

You may have a subluxation and not even know.  Symptoms are often the last thing to show up, even when a disease process has been around for a long time.  A spinal check-up by a chiropractor is the only way to truly tell if you have a subluxation.