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 Who Should See a Chiropractor?

Who Should See a Chiropractor?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Chiropractic is the only profession that concerns itself with the detection and correction of spinal subluxation. A subluxation is an imbalance in the spine that can alter nerve function, either locally at that spinal level or by changing sensory nerve messages to the brain. Subluxations may result from various physical, chemical or mental stressors. 

When functioning correctly, your body is constantly and appropriately adapting to your environment. Your heart rate accelerates when you exercise to provide more oxygen and nutrients to muscles, hairs on your skin rise when you go out into the cold to insulate your body. It is the nervous system that allows for this to happen. 

The spinal joints and deep spinal muscles have more nerve receptors that fire to your brain than anywhere else in the body. If the spine is not in good balance, the brain receives altered nerve messages that can disrupt its ability to adapt to your environment. Whether it is due to a difficult childbirth, a motor vehicle accident, work related stress, poor posture or just wear and tear, a poorly functioning spine will invariably result in a poorly functioning body. 

In a study that looked at over 2000 long-term chiropractic patients, something very interesting was discovered. People who received regular chiropractic care reported ongoing improvement in health, wellbeing and quality of life. with a range of gently and specific techniques, chiropractic care is suitable for athletes, office workers, students, labourers and people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.