Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of healthChiropractic is concerned with the CNS (Central Nervous System) as it is encased by the spine and exits the spine in between each vertebrae (intervertebral foramen). The spine is made of 24 movable vertebrae stacked on top of each other with a disc in between. The fact that the vertebrae are connected by a disc is what allows up to have mobility. We can bend forward, backward or to the side and turn left or right. If the spine were one solid bone we would lose this ability of free movement.
Over time or due to some type of trauma (car accident, a fall, accident at work) the disc can be damaged. You may have heard of the term slipped disc, herniated disc or bulging disc. These terms are used to described damage to the disc. The disc can bulge and push against the spinal cord or the nerves that exit the spine. You may have heard it called a pinched nerve.
When this occurs the nerve can be traumatized or damaged causing pain, numbness, tingling or a combination of these. Many people received medication for this issue and some of the medications are heroine based. This is why we are having an addiction crisis in our country today. When medications don’t work many people opt for surgery. Any surgery comes with many issues and back or neck surgery can cause many problems that sometimes are worse than the problem it was designed to correct.
Chiropractic is a drugless, non-surgical approach to nerved impingement and spinal misalignments. It is a safe way to correct some of these problems without the dangerous side effects. It is painless, and can bring long lasting relief.
If you are having issues with your back and neck chiropractic should be your first stop. You can get the help you need without addictive drugs or surgery and be back to normal very quickly.