If you ask most people the primary concern of chiropractic is “fixing bad backs” or “relieving back pain”. With this understanding many people with the following conditions get relief from chiropractors everyday.
Although it may appear that Chiropractic treats the above conditions, this is not entirely the case. Within your body there resides an innate wisdom that heals, coordinates, inspires and motivates every action and reaction in your body. The nerve system (NS) is the master communication system that transmits this intelligence through neural and chemical impulses. The NS is also the body’s memory and perception system that continually receives and stores information from our internal and external environment. When we are not adapting to the experiences in our life our NS gets overloaded with input and similar to a computer it begins to breakdown and eventually will crash. Now unlike a computer our NS and intelligence can adapt, change and self correct. So instead of completely shutting down, our body compensates and localizes the damage creating what we call subluxations (interference patterns within the NS). These are areas of stored tension and potential energy so the entirety of the whole is not compromised.
Generally speaking, a few areas of interference may go unnoticed; however, as they begin to accumulate the EFFECTS become greater as the NS becomes progressively more rigid. As the structure of the body is impaired, optimal functioning will also decrease. Our body’s ability to adapt to the environment decreases, our perceptions become distorted, our ability to fully experience joy decreases and the natural healing ability of the body diminishes. As a result we begin to experience the unpleasant sensations of the conditions noted above.
The amazing thing is that our bodies’ ability to adapt is so great that it will continue to function even when greatly compromised. What is even more magnificent is that our bodies’ desire and ability to heal and move towards greater balance is so great that even if given the slightest opportunity to improve, it begins the process of self-correction.
Chiropractic wellness cultivates and facilitates this process of healing, growing and evolving from the inside-out. Just as subluxations accumulate in your body bit by bit, receiving Chiropractic adjustments gradually and progressively integrates these patterns and prevents further build up so you no longer have to live with the unpleasant sensory experiences.