Well, your spine is what protects your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is how your body communicates between the brain and every system. If there is a vertebra that is misaligned, it may be impinging on a nerve. This is important because it is being found that the nervous system plays a key role in how your immune system functions. Therefore, if your nervous system is being compromised, your immune system may be compromised and malfunctioning. A chiropractor is a specially trained doctor that treats and protects the nervous system by relieving pressure off of the nerves. By doing this, you are allowing your body to function at its max potential and not overreact to allergens, fight infections quicker as well as decrease to likelihood of contracting illness such as colds and flues.
There is waterbed like pads between your vertebrae called intervertebral discs. These discs house nerves inside a jelly like solution, surrounded by a cartilage. They are very important for numerous reasons. These discs proved movement in the spine. When these discs start to degenerate, a spine will become less mobile and may start fuse together. Intervertebral discs are also creating space between the vertebrae. This is important because nerves pass through these spaces and if the space becomes compromised then the nerve may be pinched or killed off. They also act as a shock absorber. When movement occurs, the jelly solution gives the disc the ability to expand and compress. If a spine become misaligned, a disc can become herniated, bulged, slipped, or if it’s bad enough it might even rupture. A misalignment is not the only cause for these conditions. Age can cause the disc to become weak and dehydrate. Not only will these conditions put pressure on the nerves, it will also cause pain.
If Surgery is expensive, risky, time consuming and has side effects. Majority of people heal naturally through chiropractic adjustments and you can too. Reduce your pain and improve your quality of life by giving us a call.