How Chiropractic Works
may be wondering... how can the same chiropractic treatment which
my back pain also optimize my health? The answer can be found by looking into the
relationship between the spine and the nervous system.
As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller
of all living cells,
tissues and organs; orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal
column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible
for its protection.
Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural
problems in the
spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can
result from noxious inflammatory biochemicals released during tissue injury or
may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the
nervous system is negatively influenced as is the functioning of the cells, tissues
and organs which are supplied by the affected nerve(s).
The resulting ailment(s) depends on the cells, tissues and organs affected as well
as the extent of nervous system compromise.
In short, because the body's innate recuperative powers are affected
by and integrated
through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities which irritate the nervous
system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various,
seemingly non-spinal health conditions.