When I tell people that I am a chiropractor, the conversation often drifts towards questions regarding some type of symptom or issue they are experiencing. When people think of chiropractic, they think of neck pain, back pain, sciatica, and headaches. They do not think about the spine’s effect on the nervous system. Even though we were all taught in elementary school how the nervous system controls all functions in the body, people neglect the line of communication between the nervous system and every cell, tissue, gland, and organ in the body.
When you receive an adjustment by a chiropractor, the spine is being affected, which impacts the functioning of the nervous system, and impacts the overall functioning of the body. When the body is functioning optimally, a disease cannot exist. Not only pain but also visceral issues and diseases result from inadequate communication between the nervous system and the rest of the body. The adjustment moves the body to a state of improved communication and lowers the risk of disease development, and the body has an increased capacity to heal and reverse disease. If a medical doctor is treating you for a condition, research has shown that chiropractic care improves the effectiveness of procedures.
Every person on the planet can benefit from improved communication of the central nervous system, which means everyone can benefit from chiropractic care whether you are the 15% suffering from chronic pain or the 45% of the population seeking medical attention for illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, COPD, cancer, autoimmunity, or other metabolic conditions. Chiropractic care has better results than traditional medical approaches to back pain, such as medications without adverse side effects. In treating chronic disease, chiropractic care is shown to increase treatments’ effectiveness, improve the likelihood of coming off of drugs, and avoid future hospital trips. Suppose you are pain-free and free of disease diagnosis. In that case, regular chiropractic can not only help you to prevent disease, drugs, and hospital visits but improve mood, cognition, energy, resilience, recovery, and enhance the overall quality of life, moving you towards a state of optimal human potential.