Chiropractic For Stress Relief
In a world where people die every day from side effects and complications of drugs and surgery, it’s refreshing that there’s a natural and effective way to treat pain. It is called chiropractic.
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic, or chiropractors, practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to treat anything from headaches to neck and back pain to pinched nerves to fibromyalgia.
Your Personal Information Superhighway
The central nervous system is housed within the bones of the skull and spine, its delicate tissue being protected by bone. Messages start in the brain, travel through the spinal cord and then travel along the nerves that exit the spine.
Then the nerves continue to branch out to smaller nerves, just as arteries go to capillaries delivering oxygen to every cell. The nerves carry messages from the brain to every cell in the body including muscles, organs and glands.
Alternatively, sensory feedback is carried from the cells through the nerves into the spinal cord and into the brain. So basically the nervous system is an information superhighway allowing the brain to make commands as well as process sensory information as to how things are going in the body and then make necessary adaptations.
Stress Damages Our Bodies
This is a perfect system when all is well. However, we have mental, physical and chemical stress in our lives that burden our nervous system such as:
- previous injuries and traumas
- prolonged sitting at a computer
- chronic mental stress from work or a relationship
- all of the chemicals in our processed foods
These stressors can interfere with the proper function of our nervous system causing pain and even poor health.
How Chiropractic Helps
Chiropractic helps to remove interference and stress off of the nervous system using a hands-on approach to keep the spine moving and functioning properly.
Form and function go hand and hand. Misalignments of the spine, fixations within the moving pieces of the spine, inflammation around the discs or nerves, arthritic changes and disc bulges or herniations can have a negative effect on the nerve function causing pain, weakness, numbness or tingling or even poor health.
Using chiropractic to improve nerve function can help to eliminate the symptoms that result from nerve irritation.