The spine is the central support structure of the body. You must respect this structure so that it will give you strong, flexible strength for a long time to come.
The spine also carries the neurological lifeline from the brain to all the other parts of the body. The functional health of the body depends on the flow of an unrestricted nervous system. When your spine suffers, your overall health can suffer too.
We believe that the human body is designed to heal itself, as long as it is functioning properly. When there are blocks in your spinal cord, and other extremities because of injury, poor posture, genetics or disease, your body will show symptoms in locations throughout your body. Check out this great diagram that shows you how each vertebrae in your spine is the nervous command center for different organs and functions of the body! (Link to picture.)
An example of how this works can be seen in your home garden. Let’s say that you were watering your flowerbeds using a hose. In order to reach, the hose is draped across the driveway. Along comes a car, and drives right on top of the hose, completely blocking the water. As you might guess, the person holding the hose at the flowerbed notices that the water stops. In order to get water flowing to the flowerbeds, the car needs to be moved, right? Of course!
Chiropractic care is equivalent to moving the car off the garden hose to get the water running again. Only the hose is your spinal cord and the water is the messaging that your brain sends and receives through out your body. When you have nerve blockage on your spinal column, you may experience symptoms such as headaches, numbness, or tingling. Some people experience other medical conditions such that may seem entirely unrelated.
When the spine is brought back into alignment, and the nervous system is working harmoniously, giving and sending messages from the brain, all across your body, then your body can then work more optimally.
"Before receiving care in Dr Thompson’s office, I had constant pain in my neck, shoulders and upper back. Sometimes, I couldn’t sleep and would have numbness down my arms and hands. I was also afflicted with migraine headaches. On my first appointment, the doctor took x-rays, asked many questions, and gave me body strength and stretching tests.
He then began treatments of adjustments, massage therapy, traction and stretching exercises. I have been pain-free more often. I can move my head, neck and shoulders, which before beginning treatment, I had much difficulty doing. I have far fewer headaches and my migraines are completely gone.
I would say to anyone, if you have a neck or back injury, chiropractic care can help rather than just masking the problems with drugs or having surgery , which is what “normal doctors” prescribe."
- Kursten Mason