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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!
Chiropractic and Your Immune System
While it is important to follow a healthy diet with a mix of fruits and vegetables, chiropractic care can aid in boosting immunity.
Chiropractic care improves the function of the nerve system by improving the movement of the spinal bones that encase and protect the spinal cord.
Chiropractic care aids in patients’ overall health, and although adjustments of the spine help in relieving the pain of those suffering from back and neck discomfort, these adjustments also aid in our immune system. Our immune system is directly connected to our spine and when it is not aligned, it may throw your entire system off track. Thus, resulting in a non-responsive system.
Chiropractors may use a variety of spinal manipulation to help relieve this compression and, in turn, may boost your immune system.
People visit chiropractors every day for different reasons. Lower back pain, headaches, leg pain, and injury are just a few of the reasons for a trip to the local chiropractor. Spinal health is imperative in overall health. The numerous benefits of chiropractic care can help improve the overall quality of life and increase health, all without the use of drugs or surgery.
Allergies & Asthma
Asthma and many allergic reactions are caused by a hypersensitive immune system and/or respiratory system, they fall comfortably within the remit of chiropractic care. This is because, for your immune system and respiratory system to function well, they must rely on healthy communication from the brain and the spinal cord.
A misaligned neck can easily cause your nervous system to become imbalanced. When the upper cervical spinal joint is irritated, it can provoke or worsen asthmatic and allergic symptoms. It is quite common, for example, to see victims of accidents involving this part of the spine to experience the onset or deterioration of an allergy such as asthma. Chiropractic may seem like it’s been around forever— but for many people, it’s brand new! Many have yet to discover the natural healing power in their own body that chiropractic can release.
When most people think of an allergy they think of asthma. Asthma and many other allergies can be treated with chiropractic care because they are caused by a hypersensitive immune system and/or respiratory system. To function correctly, these require good communication from the brain and the spinal cord, and a misaligned neck can create an imbalance that degrades this communication. Irritation in the upper cervical spinal joint can sometimes produce or worsen asthma, and it is not unusual for people who’ve suffered trauma to this area to develop asthma where none existed, or to experience a deterioration of a pre-existing condition.
Good News! A doctor of chiropractic can assess your individual circumstances and examine your upper cervical spine to determine if their treatment will benefit your particular allergy. So tell your friends and bring in the whole family to discover chiropractic’s deep healing power. We especially need it today.
Chiropractic is the Healing Art of the Future – Today!
Imagine a doctor that can locate some of your deepest stresses, perhaps injuries you’ve carried since childhood, and release them so your body can heal itself naturally, without drugs and surgery.
Chiropractic turns on your body’s natural healing ability by locating and releasing deep stress (subluxations). It’s been doing so for over a century. No side effects. Natural and safe, with deep healing as the result.
Chiropractic may seem like it’s been around forever— but for many people, it’s brand new! Many have yet to discover the natural healing power in their own body that chiropractic can release.
So tell your friends and bring in the whole family to discover chiropractic’s deep healing power. We especially need it today.
How Was Chiropractic Discovered?
Chiropractic was discovered by Dr. DD Palmer of Davenport, Iowa in 1895. Dr. Palmer learned that his building’s janitor, Harvey Lillard, had become deaf after being in an accident 17 years prior. The accident produced a slight distortion in his spine. Dr. Palmer asked Mr. Lillard to lie down on a bench and gently guided the distortion back into alignment. Mr. Lillard’s hearing returned.
Dr. Palmer was intrigued by this spine-disease relationship. His next patient had a heart condition and when Dr. Palmer located and “adjusted” his spine, the heart condition was relieved. Soon hundreds of people began to flood his office for “Dr. Palmer’s hand treatments” as they were then known. Dr. Palmer began to teach his methods and so began the profession of chiropractic.
Do Chiropractors and MD’s work together?
Chiropractic and medicine are completely different professions and have different goals. The goal of chiropractic is to locate and remove blockages to life, energy, and healing (known as subluxations) in your body. Chiropractic helps you function and heal as close to your potential as possible.