Have you ever wondered how chiropractic adjustments work? Well I’m going to make this as simple as I can for you. If you understand it a little better after reading this handout, please let me know.
With that said, let me say something that a lot of people really don’t acknowledge. Your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system.
That’s not something a chiropractor will tell you. That’s something you can read in any medical book, anatomy book, or book that is telling you how the body works inside.
Millions of instructions (nerve impulses) flow from your brain, down the spinal cord and out to every organ and tissue in your body.
Your body then will send signals (electrical messages) back to the brain to confirm your body is working right.
Subluxation, a chiropractic term, is when we find improper motion or position of the moving bones occurs. If something isn’t moving right, or it’s misaligned, you have a problem.
This improper motion or position of your spinal bones interferes with this vital exchange by “irritating your nerves” and “compromising the function of affected organs and tissues.” If you have a coffee pot, and someone cuts the power cord or puts a lot of weight on the cord, enough to smash the power cord in half, there s a chance that the coffee pot isn’t going to work. If it does… it won’t be long until you have electrical issues with that cord. In fact, it’ll most likely cause some electrical problems if you continue to use it without FIXING IT. Same with your body. If you let things go, you’re going to have health issues.
Chiropractic works because of specific spinal adjustments that help improve the mind/body communications by removing the interference in your nervous system and helping you function at an optimal range for you.
Whatever you do, don’t trust your symptoms to tell you that you’re healthy or not. By the time you ‘feel bad’, the problem has manifested itself to that point. That means the problem has most likely been there for years.