We have a saying at our Champlin Chiropractic and wellness clinic: “We want to help patients actually become healthier”. Chiropractic is a natural and drug free therapy that actually treats the cause of health problems and removes imbalances that impede health, allowing the body to do what it was designed to do: heal itself.
Understanding the Brain and Nervous System
Your brain and nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body. Consider what an amazing and complex system this is. Without any conscious effort on your part, nerve impulses are sent back and forth from the brain through the spinal cord to every organ and system in your body, directing the very functions of life itself—breathing, heart rate, digestion, muscle movement, memory, immune function and hundreds of other duties!
Causes of Pain and Dysfunction
Disruption occurs when the bones of the spine lose normal motion or position and rub, choke or irritate the spinal cord. This is called vertebral subluxation. The nervous system becomes interrupted and not able to perform its many tasks properly. Some of the causes are:
- Trauma (car accidents, injury, falls, sports injury, overuse)
- Nutritional deficiency
When the nervous system is compromised, it results in disease and degeneration. Pain, inflammation, and dysfunction eventually show up as symptoms.
How Chiropractic Restores Function and Relieves Pain
Chiropractors use gentle yet effective adjusting techniques to restore the bones of the spine to their proper position. Patients look forward to their visits and many report immediate relief from pain with an adjustment. The reason chiropractic adjustments are effective is that the brain and nervous system is now able to function optimally. Health is restored because the imbalance that was impeding health has been removed. Your body is able to correct the dysfunction because the root cause of the problem has been addressed. In other words, your body now has the ability to “heal itself,” just like it was designed to do.
If you suffer from any of the conditions above and would like to find out more about how to help or reverse your health problem, contact our Champlin chiropractic office and find out how to get started on your way back to health!