When I meet new people and I tell them I am a chiropractor they usually have a joke about, “Oh, I have this kink in my neck… can you give me a quick crack and fix it!?”
Chiropractic is very effective at alleviating neck and back pain, headaches, sciatica, numbness and tingling in arms and legs. For the record the technical term for a “quick crack” is actually an adjustment.
Most people don’t realize that chiropractic care can keep you healthy and prevent illness and back and neck problems before they start.
Your spinal cord and the exiting nerve roots control literally every cell and organ in your body. Not just the pain sensation but the normal function of your immune system, digestive tract, bladder function… Literally every system.
How does it work? Chiropractic adjustments allow all these systems to communicate properly with no interference at the spinal level. Every system sends information to your brain and if there is a subluxation (compression on the nerves in your spine by a misaligned vertebrae) then that message can be jumbled.
On a regular basis patients will tell me, since I have been getting adjusted I don’t get sick as often.
It is easier to prevent an illness or condition than it is to fix one. Think about your car…want to change the oil to maintain the engine or replace the engine? It’s much cheaper and easier to maintain both your body and car. Stop in for a quick 10 minute adjustment once a month for better health and wellness.