Are you hurt?
Are you hurt? When you feel that familiar painful twinge when reaching for something on the top shelf or turning your head to back out of the driveway, you really need to ask yourself that question. Many people choose to ignore the messages their bodies are giving them, and they hope the problem will go away. It might. Then again, it might not. If your body is warning of a slight dislocation among the small bones in your back, things could get worse before they get better. Call Charlotte’s ChiroCarolina® to be sure your aches and pains do not indicate a problem with your spine.
Central nervous system and the spine
Besides serving as a remarkable framework which holds us together body and soul, the spine is an important structure that houses and provides protection to the spinal cord, and it allows mobility to the upper and lower body. Our brains send signals down the brain stem and to the spinal cord, commonly referred to as our central nervous system. The proper functioning of the central nervous system is absolutely essential for life. The spinal cord takes messages it receives from the brain and sends it to the spinal nerves, causing body functions such as movement to occur. The spine, in turn, has to be strong enough to support the body but flexible enough to allow movement. This dual requirement of strength and flexibility makes the spine a very complex structure that should be evaluated frequently.
Chiropractic care for spinal misalignment
A fully functioning spine is a well-balanced but delicate system comprised of bones, muscles and ligaments, and an intricate layout of nerves that relay electrical messages to and from the brain and out to the rest of the body. These messages not only control how we move, but also manage reflexive movements, our organs and body systems, and provide warning when something is wrong. The warning invariably comes in the form of pain. Spinal joints that are not moving properly can choke or irritate nearby nerves and result in swelling, which leads to pain, and more swelling, and more pain. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these obstructed joints, reducing nervous system disruption.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world after medicine and dentistry. The term primary health care professional means that your Charlotte chiropractor can carry out both diagnosis and treatment, so no referrals from medical doctors are necessary. A chiropractor is trained to diagnose your problem and will refer you to another healthcare practitioner if necessary.
The spine is of central importance to our overall health, largely due to its influence on the central nervous system. The main focus of chiropractic treatment is the relationship between the function of joints, muscles, and the nervous system, and the effects that disorders of these systems can have on your health. Working on all the joints of the body with particular concentration on the spine, doctors of chiropractic use their hands to make gentle and specific adjustments, also called spinal manipulations, to improve the efficiency of your nervous system.
Are you hurt? Your body is designed to work effectively on its own when given the right nutrition, the right amount of rest, and the right environment to operate at full performance. Many people have become so used to their daily twinges and aches that they are now ignoring the messages their bodies are sending them. Do not let that happen to you! Take care of your body, especially your spine and central nervous system; allow the natural healing ability your body possesses to function at its best. Call the trusted chiropractors of Charlotte’s ChiroCarolina® today to see if chiropractic care can help you! Find the answer to the question: are you hurt?
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