How Chiropractic Works
The way chiropractic care works is like this, when there is a bone out of alignment it puts pressure on the nerve (the weight of a dime is too much pressure for a nerve) and this pressure reduces the ability for the brain to fully and properly communicate with the the organs. (How much pressure do you want on the nerve going to your heart? How about your brain stem? If there is pressure on the brain stem from the upper cervical being out, it can cause all sorts of crazy issues. This is why we push spinal hygiene and preventative chiropractic care. If you keep those bones and joints moving, when something shifts out of place it can quickly be corrected. If you wait, everything starts to try to stabilize, the muscles shift as well and start to build up in a way to stabilize however this process puts unnatural pressure on other areas of the body. Pressure on a nerve will also cause the surrounding muscles and organs to weaken. This entire process can be unknown to you until you start to experience pain which is always the last thing to show itself.
The thing is, this happens to everyone at all ages, starting at birth. The birthing process alone is extremely trying on the little body of a newborn. As a toddler through young adulthood we fall and simply get back up but those injuries, at times, linger. As we grow older we have injuries that are still with us like sports injuries, slip and falls, automobile injures, all these small aches and pains that we have brushed off over the years as nothing build up and lead to major issues that one day we find ourselves waking up day after day in agony. We go to our primary care doctor, they give us muscle relaxers and pain pills and we mask our pain until its unmanageable and at that point we find ourselves facing surgery which in many cases does not workout.
All of this could be avoided with simple, monthly or weekly chiropractic visits. However, once the injuries have made their way to the future and turned into pain and muscle weakness things are much more difficult to get under control and need more consistent care by a corrective spinal care specialist. I am not saying they can’t be fixed but it will now take much more time and dedication from you. Its just like going to the gym, people don’t gain those extra 100 lbs over night and we can’t loose them overnight either. When we let things go to long, we have to work hard to get to where we want to be.
If you are ready to take charge of your health and stop having that “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” attitude, give us a call now at 810-771-3677 and schedule your first visit.