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Whiplash and Chiropractic
You’re sitting in your car minding your own business, stopped at a light, and WHAM! Some idiot slams into you from behind—you are rear-ended. Your head snaps or “whips” backward and forwards. You got a whiplash.
Hopefully, you don’t have any broken bones or cuts, but something is still not right. Your head isn’t on straight, your body is misaligned, your nerves are “pinched,” your neck is not right, your muscles and joints are crying in pain.
By the way, it doesn’t have to be a car accident— whiplash injuries can occur from sports collisions and other forms of trauma. Some terrible whiplash accidents are sideways—when a car passenger had turned to look at the driver, so they received a sideways or lateral whiplash. Because all of our body parts are connected in many complicated ways, a whiplash injury may cause or intensify lower back pain, leg, hip, and pelvic pain.
To make things a little more interesting, whiplash symptoms may not occur immediately after the accident but may take a day or so to show up. When they show up, you’ll know it.
The Miracle of Chiropractic
Chiropractors don’t put any drugs or chemicals into the body, and they don’t remove body parts—and yet, for well over a century, millions of people have benefited from chiropractic care.
We’re not just referring to musculoskeletal pain such as the back, wrist, arm, shoulder, neck, head, leg, hip, and other pains but much, much more.
Chiropractic has become the largest drug-free healing science, art, and philosophy in the world because of its successes. At a time when organized medicine attacked chiropractic care, the number of people visiting chiropractors exploded. Why? Because it works! Chiropractic is drug-free (no side effects or drug reactions), safe (chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction of those of a medical doctor, especially orthopedists), and effective, as millions of people around the world will testify.
How Does Chiropractic Help Women?
Since chiropractic’s inception, spinal care and adjustments have been a blessing to millions of women of all ages.
Chiropractic helps girls grow into healthy women and has helped women with menstrual problems as well as many other conditions. Pregnant women are able to be analyzed and adjusted throughout the (hopefully) 9 months, and the result is an easier pregnancy and delivery. Late in the pregnancy, some modifications to posture and position are considered.
How does chiropractic help? Click To Read More.
Bugs, Germs & Viri — Oh My!
There are millions of people throughout the world who are in desperate need of a chiropractic adjustment. Many people’s very lives may depend on their seeing a chiropractor. And yet, because of their ignorance or misconceptions about this field of healthcare, such people will never benefit from its healing power.
Chiropractic’s purpose is to bring the body into harmony and balance with its internal environment and bring the person into harmony and balance with their external environment.
We breathe in millions of microorganisms from our external environment and balance them with the millions, billions, and trillions of microorganisms already in our body. When they are in balance, they provide excellent immunity. All these microorganisms actually keep your body and mind functioning at their optimum.
When Is The Best Time to See A Chiropractor?
Now is the best time. If you are alive and breathing, you are under stress, and you may have a painless condition increasing in your body called a subluxation.
What is a subluxation? It is a blockage or distortion of your spine and skeletal system that can irritate your nerves, discs, muscles, joints and even block the energy to your internal organs. Subluxations prevent you from functioning at 100%. You may have many in your body right now, undermining your health.
Fortunately, there are chiropractors. For over 125 years, chiropractors have been the healthcare professionals that specialize in the location and correction (adjustment) of subluxations. The effects of chiropractic adjustment can be powerful. That is why chiropractic has become the largest drug-free healing profession in the world.
Since subluxations are usually painless, you never know for sure if you have one or more. Come in for a chiropractic checkup and bring the kids and grandparents to get everyone’s subluxations located, analyzed, and corrected. Are you coming in to get healthy while your family is at home waiting to get sick?
The beauty of chiropractic care: we can locate and correct subluxations before you get sick or have symptoms.
Is That A Snake Down Their Back?
We often like to show you the picture of the woman on the right.
People have asked, “Is that a snake on their back?” “No, it’s their spinal column (backbone),” we say. We’ve also been asked, “What’s with the chiropractic fascination with the spine?” “How does the back make me sick?” “How does the chiropractor working on my back make me healthy?”
Good questions. Let’s answer them:
Your brain controls your body. How? Your brain has a marvelous communication system—the nervous system. Billions of nerves leave the brain in a bundle known as the spinal cord and travel down your spine, where millions of nerves from the spinal cord branch off between your spinal bones. For you to be healthy, your spinal bones (vertebrae) must be in a healthy alignment, or your nerves can become compressed and irritated, which will cause a lack of proper communication between your brain and your body.
Worried About Germs?
With bad news all around us, how can we keep our
bodies in tip-top shape? Should we fear germs? Do this:
Take a deep breath. You just breathed in millions of germs. You really did. But don’t be scared. We are all covered, inside and out, with billions upon billions of germs: bacteria, viri, fungi etc., etc., etc. All the time. Yet 99.99999% of the time, you’re not sick. Why? Because germs don’t make you sick.
When you are sick, you make germs. Germs only grow in a stressed, malnourished, toxic body. Germs cannot take hold in a well-functioning body. How do you ensure proper function?
Visit your chiropractor! When your body is free of subluxations, it functions at closer to 100%. You digest and absorb food better, you have less stress, and you detoxify more effectively. Come in for chiropractic care for the best protection against germs, and bring your kids and grandparents in too!