Welcome to my blog!
This is my first ever blog post, so bear with me!
In this blog, I want to help others live a healthy and happy life! So where did I get the name Center for Chiropractic Wellness? Well, I knew I wanted to do regular chiropractic care (pain relief), but I also wanted to work with people to really feel alive (wellness)!
There is so much more to chiropractic than back and neck pain. To give you an example, I will ask this question: What causes the body to heal itself when you get a paper cut? You could answer immune system, but that wouldn’t be totally correct. In fact, the nervous system controls the immune system (as well as all other functions in the body- cells, tissues, organs).
The nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) and all the nerves that travel to all areas of the body (peripheral nervous system). The spinal cord is protected by the spine, which consists of vertebrae from the top of the neck to the tailbone. Chiropractors seek to detect and correct misalignments in the spine that are called SUBLUXATIONS. These subluxations can aggravate the nerves that run to their specific areas of the body and cause dysfunction of those particular cells or tissues, resulting in decreased function. Some symptoms that may appear when there is decrease nervous system function include: headaches, muscle spasms, numbness, pain, etc. When you experience headaches or pain, it is hard to enjoy life and can depress the mood.
When a chiropractor detects these subluxations, they adjust the area and improve the connection from the brain and spinal cord to the connecting tissues and cells. Decreasing subluxations can decrease pain, muscle spasms, headaches, etc, and can not only help you feel better, it can improve your quality of life.