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Why all the hullabaloo about Subluxation?

When you hear the word chiropractic what are you first thoughts?

Neck pain? Back pain? Headaches?
You wouldn’t be alone if those were the first words that came to mind.

What do you think when you hear the words speaking, writing, running, crawling?

Developmental milestones? Learned skills?
Speaking, writing, running, crawling, jumping, reading, etc are all learned skills and developmental milestones that we look for each of our children to meet.

So what do those things have to do with chiropractic? Initially you might think nothing, especially if your first thoughts of chiropractic were neck pain, back pain, and headaches, but what if I told you they had everything to do chiropractic.

Chiropractic’s reputation has become one for helping with pain based issues, but that was not the intent of the profession when founded. Chiropractors are really doctors of the nervous system. We utilize the spine to influence your nervous system and brain. As a chiropractor, my job is to assess the spine for areas of subluxation, which is our fancy word for misalignment.

Why all the hullabaloo about subluxation? Big deal if a spinal bone is misaligned, right? Wrong!

Drawing of a spineBecause of the intimate relationship of the spinal column and the nervous system, a subluxation interferes with the communication that happens between the brain and the body. This interfered with communication leads to the brain not being able to accurately know what is happening within the body or outside the body. This leads to poor body control and poor body function.

How can the brain properly control internal functions like immune function or digestion if it doesn’t accurately know what is going on? Or how can a child learn how to run without tripping over their feet if the brain doesn’t accurately know what the legs are doing? Simple. It can’t.

While a lot ‘issues’ that many commonly endure, like clumsiness, injury prone, illness, are considered normal, the reality is that they are not ‘normal’, they are merely common.

So what does chiropractic care have to do with speaking, running, crawling, writing, etc? EVERYTHING!

The chiropractic adjustment is meant to restore the proper brain-body communication, allowing your brain to accurately perceive bodily functions and its environment. This allows for our fullest life and health expression.

When in sickness, look to the spine first.”Hippocrates

Yours in Health,
Dr. Nicole

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