What is chiropractic?

We cater for babies as well as adultsIt is commonly thought that chiropractors only help people with bad backs or neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments do much more. This is because nerves within the neck and back travel from the spine to all parts of the body. The signals that are transmitted through the nerves control and maintain healthy organs, muscles and cells within your body. These nerves act like wires, transmitting vital information which maintains a strong immune system, allows healing, keeps muscles active, controls internal functions and affects general health and well being.

Is Chiropractic for back pain only?

If a bone within the spinal column is out of alignment, it can cause pressure to sensitive nerve roots interfering with normal nerve transmission or the flow of electricity or signals to your body. If the affected nerve connects to your arm then the messages to this area can be impaired affecting the function of your arm. Have you ever had pins and needles or tingling in the arm? Have you ever woke up in the night with numbness in your fingers? If the nerve is the one which connects to your stomach, then digestion, or stomach acid may be affected. A study by Dr. C. H. Suh, Phd showed that a very small amount of pressure, equivalent to about the weight of a 5 pence piece changed nerve transmission dramatically. His study noted “20mm Hg of pressure on a nerve root caused a 50% decrease in electrical transmission through the nerve.”

The health of every part of the body depends on the proper transmission of signals or electricity through the nerve. If nerve flow is cut off or interrupted, the result is imbalance, disharmony, dysfunction and dis-ease (dis-ease means your body doesn’t function so easily or efficiently). Your body will not be able to respond, function or heal optimally.

The chiropractor’s job is to locate areas of nerve interference, known as subluxations. Subluxations involve misalignments of the spinal bones or vertebrae. Chiropractors aim to correct the misalignment through hands on corrections called adjustments. When the bones are in the proper position, and the joint is moving correctly then the nerve can resume its normal flow and functions. When nerve signals are flowing properly you have a better chance of expressing true health.

Chiropractic helps the body help itself!

Your body is programmed for health, not disease. Your body has an inner intelligence or internal programming which constantly strives to keep the internal organs, hormones and everything in balance. Your body is designed to work smoothly and efficiently. When the body functions properly and is free of nerve interference, it will always strive for harmony and perfect health.

Because of this, many people report great improvements in health when under chiropractic care. When interrupted nerve flow is restored, the body is often able to heal itself. Chiropractic patients around the world report that chiropractic helped them with headaches, migraines, allergies, asthma, high blood pressure, ear infections, leg pain,  arm pain, arthritis, and many other illnesses. Chiropractic never offers a “cure” for these conditions, but enables the body to function better and more effectively. This is often the reason why complaints clear up. This is the innate healing wisdom of the body. The body has an amazing healing potential when its master control system, the nerve system, is clear of disruptions.

A good spine = good health!

So, who needs chiropractic? The answer would be anyone who desires a healthy, fully functioning spine and nerve system. Everyone can benefit from improved life energy and nerve flow in the body. People with and without health complaints can benefit. So, whether you want to prevent future aches and pains, or whether you currently suffer with headaches or a bad back, then you need chiropractic. Even if you feel great now, you’ll want to stay that way, so everyone can benefit from chiropractic adjustments.

Peak performance is better achieved when your body functions at 100%. Our chiropractic clinic aims at helping you be your best for a lifetime.