How does it work?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing structural and postural imbalances in an effort to improve your body's ability to heal. The body's healing and overall function relies on the signals that are sent down through your spinal cord from your brain's network of nerves and out to the nerves connecting throughout your whole body. These nerve signals trigger the function of your organs and systems, including but not limited to your immune, digestive, and reproductive systems.
For your complex body network to operate as it should, these key nerve signals must be allowed to flow freely from the brain (your body's control center) and down the spine without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions caused by spinal compression/misalignment to allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to some level of misalignment. Spinal compressions can also be caused by everyday life such as extensive sitting at work, picking up and holding children/pets, travel, and even how you sleep at night.
While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons for nerve signal interruption. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at it's peak.