Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease
It is important to understand that chiropractic does not treat disease. Its purpose is to lower spinal stress.
What Is Nerve Stress?
Spinal nerve stress, is a misalignment of the spinal column, hips, skull and related tissues (within the structural system) that interferes with the proper functioning of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves) via irritation, stretching or impingement of the structures in the system. The nervous system controls the function of the body, and therefore any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects.
How Is Spinal Stress Caused?
The spinal nerve stress can be caused by one, or a combination of, physical, chemical or emotional stress. Physical stress can start in the womb, with the baby lying in a distorted or twisted position. Spinal nerve stress in newborns is quite common and may be caused by difficult or traumatic birth, which can cause great stress to the baby’s spinal column, skull and pelvis. Throughout their childhood, normal traumas each child experiences can be a source of spinal and cranial trauma, for example learning to walk, schoolyard or sporting falls, falls off bicycles and broken bones. In the majority of cases, the pain from the initial injury disappears, however the damage acquired continues to affect the functioning of the child’s nerve system.
How Does Treatment Reduce Spinal Nerve Stress?
This is accomplished by chiropractic analysis of the spinal column and surrounding structures to ensure proper functioning and balance. If the spinal column is found to have improper function, chiropractors use gentle and precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.
The adjustment specifically corrects the abnormal areas of the spine and cranium in order for these areas to regain their state of balance.
It’s All About Function!
Amy Melamet – Chiropractor at Crystal Street Family Chiropractic
Adapted from articles from Pathways Magazine