Chiropractors are most often associated with relieving back pain, but they do so much more than that! Relying on pain to tell you if something is wrong is okay – pain is the result of a compromised nervous system and it is telling you that your body is not functioning optimally. But, since only 7% of your nervous system transmits pain, your body could be in distress without you even knowing it.
When a subluxation (misalignment or twist in the spine or joints) is present, it will create pressure on your nerves. This pressure causes communication to be lost or slowed between your brain and the areas of your body these nerves control, and your body’s mechanisms (or innate power) that normally work to keep you healthy, may not be working to their best. This causes your body to enter a state of distress and if left in this state, this will eventually lead to pain and disease.
So how can a chiropractor help? A chiropractor will perform adjustments to properly align your spine, naturally removing interferences to the nervous system, restoring communication between your brain and body. With your nervous system functioning normally again, the potential of your body’s innate ability to heal itself will increase. With proper alignment of your spine this also means that any pain you may have been experiencing will diminish or disappear altogether.
Our bodies were designed to stay healthy. Its mechanisms constantly work to keep us in a natural state of health; if we cut ourselves, our body repairs the cut; if we get sick, our immune system kicks in to fight off the intruders. This is our body’s innate power. It is born within us, it is instinctual and it is unlearned.
There are various causes of subluxations, some obvious, such as physical injuries and wear and tear from daily living and others such as chemical and emotional stressors. If you are experiencing feelings such as neck pain and lower back pain, they are likely a result of the physical, chemical and emotional stressors mentioned above. But one thing people do not always realize is that these pain symptoms may be presenting due to an injury that occurred years prior. This is because a subluxation left without correction by a chiropractor will eventually cause degeneration.
Degeneration is a nasty thing, and it can also be a scary thing (you may have heard of this referred to as osteoarthritis). Your daily movements pump water into the discs between your vertebrae and remove waste, keeping them healthy, but a misalignment in your spine will lessen this pumping motion.
Over time, disc degeneration or ‘shrinking of the discs’ will occur. The same misalignment causes abnormal pressure between your bones, which in turn leads to formation of bone spurs or bone degeneration, increasing the pressure on your nerves and producing even more pain. But there is hope! Our chiropractors at Eagle Chiropractic can assess your spinal health and take the necessary actions in treatment to correct the problem. And in the majority of cases the pain is reversible.
You don’t have to “shrink” with age. This shrinking is caused by degeneration in a misaligned spine. Align your spine, and you keep your height!
At Eagle Chiropractic a treatment plan including adjustments, exercises and coaching will allow our chiropractors to move you towards living the active, fulfilling, energetic and pain-free life you have been looking for.
Some of the many benefits of chiropractic care include improving the following conditions:
|Back pain||Carpel tunnel||Heel spurs|
|Neck pain||Leg pain||Tailbone pain|
|Shoulder pain||Growing pains||Whiplash|
|Frozen Shoulder||Hip pain||Concussion|
|Tennis/golfer's elbow||Flat feet (plantar fasciitis)||Post-traumatic head ache|
|Tension headaches||Sciatica||Migraine headaches|
Additionally chiropractic can help:
- Prevent osteoarthritis
- Increase the health of your organs
- Increase immunity
- Improve digestion
- Improve circulation
- Improve elimination, which helps with detoxing your body
- And so much more!
Do a self-test by looking at the spinal misalignment chart! What symptoms are you currently experiencing? You most likely have a subluxation in the corresponding area of your spine.