When people hear that I am a chiropractor, they will either do one of two things.
They will usually grab their neck or back and say something like, “Oh, I really need to see you,” or, “I’ve never had to see a chiropractor but if I had the need I would definitely try it.”
These situations are far removed from how society should actually be utilizing chiropractic care. Society should be thinking about chiropractic like brushing your teeth. Seeing a chiropractor for periodic checkups is a healthy thing to do. We don’t eat well for one day and then expect to be healthy our whole lives. Similarly, we also don’t exercise a couple times and expect to be physically fit. Once you start a process to be healthy there is a maintenance protocol that should be followed to remain healthy or there is an atrophy process.
The optimal movement of our spine and the impact on our nervous system represents one of the key secrets to experiencing optimal health and function.
I cannot stress how important structure is to function. Every scientist, contractor and engineer recognizes that structure necessarily affects function. When our structure (spinal vertebrae) becomes misaligned, it causes irritation of the delicate nerve fibers that exit on each side of the vertebral segment.
Vertebral subluxations are defined as a dysfunction with the vertebral complex that includes the range of motion within the joint, muscle tension, and/or neurological function. These are one of the most common and overlooked forms of altered structure and nerve function. Vertebral subluxations change the function of the body by causing structural dysfunction of the spine and nerve interference. The weight of a dime on a spinal nerve can reduce nerve transmission by as much as 60%.
So like brushing our teeth to maintain good dental hygiene and prevent decay, regular checkups by a chiropractor are essential to maintaining the hygiene of your spine and nervous system.
Considering that only approximately 10% of our nervous system is actually dedicated to how we feel while the rest is dedicated to how we function, don’t you think it would be a good idea for yourself and family to actually understand how well it is working and to remove any stress from it so that you can experience optimal health and function?