The Science of Chiropractic Care, Healing without Drugs or Surgery
Many people say that they are huge “believers” in Chiropractic. Others say “Oh I “don’t believe” in Chiropractic. For those of us who are dedicated to helping patients through chiropractic care, we wouldn’t categorize the practice as something we believe in or don’t believe in….Why? …Because chiropractic is not a value or a religion. Chiropractic is a scientific health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on your health.
Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuro-musculoskeletal issues, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. The body and caring for all of its integral parts takes an army of professionals. However, if you understand how specific our bodies are designed, you will turn to a chiropractor, first, for help with most any ailment that arises.
It’s helpful to understand how the spine, nervous system and body work together for your health. The spinal cord and nerves run through the spine, a canal comprised of vertebrae and discs. The vertebrae and nerve areas of the spine are broken into segments. There are 8 neck or cervical nerves, C1-C7, 12 middle back or thoracic nerves, T1-T12, 5 lower back or lumbar nerves, L1-L5, 5 sacral nerves and 1 coccygeal nerve. The spinal cord is a pathway of nerves each designated for a particular job, either controlling an internal organ or a body function. Let’s give you an idea of how integral the spine, nervous system and body are.
The first 2 cervical nerves, C1 and C2, are responsible for the functions of the head and neck.
If you have a headache, dizziness, ear aches, tinnitus, brain fog, colds, allergies, there is likely interference in the nerves in that area.
C3 is responsible for the area of the diaphragm, and if you’re having symptoms like difficulty breathing, chronic fatigue, or anxiety, this may manifest itself as neck pain.
C4 controls the thyroid, and the source of ailments like weight gain, being cold, insomnia, swollen glands.
C5 nerve impingements can cause shoulder pain which ties to craving of sweets, tired or headachy during lags in mealtime, heart palpitations.
Drop down to T4 in your back if you’re experiencing heartburn, gall bladder issues, bloating after meals, trouble with fatty foods. You may feel upper back pain with these ailments. Even lower to L4 and L5 in your lumbar region, you may be getting knee or ankle pain, oddly a symptom of colon, prostate or uterine issues.
You get the idea. If you have an ailment, chiropractic specialists are healthcare providers that are trained to get to the root of the problem. It’s likely there is an issue relating to proper nerve transmission. We want you to be able to experience healing without drugs or surgery through the benefits of chiropractic care.
So if you believe in something, believe in the value of hard work! Believe in a higher power if you’d like to! But when it comes to belief in healthcare, would you say “I believe in medical care” or “I believe in dentists”? You probably wouldn’t find yourself saying that.
Do you believe that you have a nervous system and a spinal column? Then you need a good family chiropractor.
We “believe” you will be amazed!
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