Many believe that chiropractic care is just for aches and pains throughout the spinal column. While chiropractic is very successful in relieving back and neck pain, there is so much more to what a chiropractor does.
Chiropractic care is all about the integrity and function of the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is the master control system of the human body. It regulates and controls the functions of every cell, tissue, and organ in the human body. This process begins in the brain. The brain sends all of its commands down the spinal cord and out the spinal nerves to each and every part of the body. When this process is unhindered, the body can function optimally. If there is interference along this pathway from the brain to the body, the body experiences a loss of function and will eventually produce symptoms.
A subluxation is a spinal misalignment that causes pressure or irritation on the nerves exiting the spinal column. This pressure or irritation causes a decrease in the impulses sent from the brain to the body, as well as from the body back to the brain. This leads to dysfunction of whatever muscle, organ, or tissue is on the other end of that nerve. These subluxations may be present for years before they present as symptoms such as pain, headaches, digestion problems, fatigue, etc.
As Chiropractors, we here at Penney Family Chiropractic evaluate each patient for areas of subluxation. After locating the CAUSE of the problem, we then adjust the subluxated spinal bones back to their optimal position, which releases the pressure off of the nerve, allowing the body to function as it was meant to. This allows the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.