In order to understand how Chiropractic works, you need to understand the beginning of life and human body. Life began with only 2 cells and they multiplied exponentially until around 3 weeks after conception when the nervous system is formed. The Nervous system has been the control of forming the human body. The N.S. differentiates cells into certain types of working cells, such as lung cell, heart cell, muscle cell, etc., creating a beautiful human body. All through this amazing process NO medication or surgery was needed. The Power that made the Body, Heals the Body!
The Nervous System the most important system of the body, consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots and all the nerves of the body. The Brain is protected by the skull and spinal cord is protected by the 24 moveable bones of the spinal column. Pairs of nerve roots exit the spine from between these interlocking bones. When these bones lose their normal position and motion, they can interfere with the spinal cord or nerve roots, causing pain or ill health. We call this a Subluxation. A Subluxation is misalignment of one or more of the spinal bone putting pressure or irritation on the nerve root, which then causes disruption of the communication between in the brain and they body. Chiropractor's specialize in the detection and treatment of Subluxations. Our primary objectives as a healthcare provider is to eliminate and prevent these interferences caused by Subluxations. Keep that word in the back of your mind and we will get back to it.
Now here as a human body with a functioning nervous system, we will go deeper into the nervous system. The Nervous system is broken into 2 parts, voluntary and involuntary. You already seen the voluntary system in action when you got out of bed, took a shower and picked up that cup of coffee. The Voluntary system controls muscle movement and pain. The involuntary system is what keeps you alive and you don't even control it. Involuntary system is what I want to educate you about today. The Involuntary nervous system is also broken into 2 parts, parasympathetics and sympathetic. Parasympathetic system controls "rest and digest" or "feed or breed" as known as the repair mechanisms of the body. Sysmpathic system controls "fight and flight" as known as the breakdown mechanisms of the body. Your body can't function in both area at the same time. You are either in parasympathetics mode or sympathetic mode. Your brain flows in and out of the different mode and keeps these two systems in harmony or homostasis. This is the area where problems sleeping or digesting food or even hormonal issue come into play.
What causes Subluxations? Stress does. Stress can be physical, mental and chemical. Physical stress can be, but not limited to, poor posture or car accident. Mental stress can be, but not limited to, financial issue or family issue. Chemical stress can be, but limited to, the processed and genetically modified foods we eat everyday. Chiropractic looks to address the Subluxations that stress causes. So, although Chiropractic is great a relieving pain, it is also great as addressing other health issues that may present in life because the nervous system controls everything in the human body. THE POWER THAT MADE THE BODY, HEALS THE BODY!