This treatment works by making chiropractic adjustments, or corrections, to the nervous system. The nervous system has three components:
Central nervous system includes the brain and spine
Peripheral nervous system connects the nervous system to the rest of the body
Autonomic nervous system controls the functions that we don’t consciously control
The nervous system can be positively affected by physically, chemically, thermally or emotionally altering the vertebrae of the spinal column and the surrounding musculature of the musculoskeletal system.
How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?
Nerves attached to various organs and tissues exit from the spinal cord at varying points along the vertebral column. If impingements or stresses exist in the spinal column and/or connecting muscles, nerve function is impeded and the corresponding organs and tissues are adversely affected. At our chiropractic care center, practitioners treat these vertebral and muscular impingements by manipulating or altering the structure. Once these impingements are eliminated, the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is re-established.
Although the basic focus of chiropractic care is treating impingements (subluxations) upon the nerves, many chiropractors integrate other areas of therapy to help promote and maintain the results of their chiropractic adjustments. These may include nutritional therapies, stress management, detoxification and other manual therapies, such as therapeutic massage.