Why doesn’t my mission focus on relieving neck and back pain?
This is a great question. You see, there is a common misconception that chiropractic care is only beneficial for neck and back pain. While chiropractic has been documented as the most effective, conservative care for such issues, chiropractic is about much more than just pain. (See partial list near bottom of post.)
Chiropractors are nervous system experts first, the result of which leads to the “pain expert” label.
Why is this an important distinction? The nervous system controls every cell of your body. With a healthy nervous system and clear communication signals to those very cells, the body has its best chance to function at its highest level, which affects all processes in the body.
As a chiropractor, I utilize my education, clinical experience, and specific tools & techniques to identify interference in the communication between the nervous system and the rest of the body, and I administer an impulse into the nervous system (an adjustment) to restore this communication cycle.
It is this communication cycle–free of interference–that allows the body to restore proper motion, lower inflammation, reduce pain, improve digestion, lower stress, improve sleep, reduce allergies, and much, much more.
Yes, chiropractic is a neurological-muscular-skeletal approach to healthcare. However, many people are unaware of the possible neurological impact on the whole body and focus just on tight muscles and achy joints.
For your reference, here are some links to studies that demonstrate the potential impact that a healthy nervous system can have on one’s life, all after receiving chiropractic care. It’s important to note that chiropractic does not treat any of these issues. Chiropractic restores nervous system communication to its optimum level, which may allow the outcomes below based on the body’s incredible ability to maximize homeostasis and heal.
Supporting Lifestyle Changes
Care of a Battered Woman
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cervical Muscle Spasms
Additional Torque Release Technique Studies
If you would like to discover what chiropractic could do for you, please call today to schedule a new patient appointment: 520-484-3471.