Your skeletal system is like the frame of a house. It provides support for the rest of the house, for the walls, floors, and windows. But it’s so much more than that. The frame also provides support for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems and it is the base for your home’s electrical system that brings light and electrical access throughout the house with the flick of a switch. This is the same function that your skeletal system, specifically your spine, has for your nervous system.
The spinal cord goes from the base of the brain to the waist area and protects the nerves that run through it. Peripheral nerves that run throughout the rest of the body send messages to the spinal column which transmits the messages to the brain.
If the spinal cord becomes injured, completely or partially, the result is complete or partial paralysis below the point of injury. However, these nerves can be affected by subluxations or misalignments in the spine causing a “pinched” nerve where the nerve is compressed and can contribute to a whole host of problems.
Here are some surprising disorders and ailments that can be reduced with chiropractic treatment:
— Migraines. A study by Macquarie University found that 22% of migraine sufferers participating in the study experienced a 90% reduction in migraine incidents while another 50% improved in the severity of their migraines after having chiropractic treatment. Many headaches are actually caused by tension in the neck and may be relieved with a spinal adjustment.
— Fibromyalgia. As part of a multidisciplinary approach, chiropractic treatment can improve flexibility which can reduce the pain and sensitivity that comes with fibromyalgia.
Weakened immune system. The nervous system is linked with the immune system and if nerves aren’t able to send and receive messages with the immune system, it won’t work as it should. A chiropractor can correct any subluxations with a spinal adjustment which has been shown to actually raise the white blood cell count significantly.
Flexibility. A chiropractic adjustment can increase your range of motion and allow for more flexibility which will help you be more active.
Improved mental clarity and brain function
— Ear infections
— Blood pressure
— Organ function
— Arthritis and joint pain
— Reduction in colic symptoms in children
— Bell’s Palsy
When your spine is aligned and healthy, your nerves can serve their function well―sending and receiving messages from all areas of your body to and from your brain. When it all works together as it should, your whole health is improved and your house in all in order. Subluxations can be caused by many things other than injury such as poor diet, poor posture, age, and other disorders.
At North County Pain Relief, we take a holistic approach to your health. Upon your initial consultation and exam, we’ll come up with a plan to treat your pain and ailments to improve your whole health.
If you’re from the St. Louis area, call North County Pain Relief today at (314) 731-4201 to schedule a free initial consultation. We’re here to help improve your health.