How Does Chiropractic Care Improve Health?
The goal of chiropractic care is to address trauma. None of us are immune to the effects trauma can have on the human body. It’s not a matter of if trauma will effect you, it’s a matter of when. Trauma comes in three specific forms:
- Physical traumas like birth, gravity, falls, sports injuries, auto accidents, physical abuse, surgery, insomnia, sitting too long, and physical labor.
- Emotional traumas like hectic lifestyle, stress, fear, death of a family member, emotional abuse, depression, and mental illness.
- Chemical traumas like medications, environmental toxins, processed foods, toxic beauty products, alcohol, and drugs.
Trauma almost always causes misalignments throughout the skeletal system. Some misalignments are mild and your body is able to correct them; other times your body is not able to self-correct these misalignments. The inability to self-correct is a good indication that nerve interference is present. Misalignments that are unable to self-correct and are interfering with the nervous system are called subluxations. When nerve interference is present the vertebrae become locked into position; this is an adapting mechanism of the body. All sorts of alert signals can serve as a warning that a subluxation is present. Subluxations are sometimes indicated by pain, but always indicated by overall degeneration of function throughout your body.
How Does Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Work?
Upper Cervical Chiropractors are specifically trained to detect, analyze, and remove a subluxation of the spine. A misalignment and a subluxation are not one and the same. The major difference is whether the nervous system is affected. A subluxation is a misalignment of the cervical vertebrae located near the brain stem, which impairs the ability of the nervous system to properly function. A subluxation is a well-known cause of many health problems. Because the body is unable to correct subluxations on its own, it requires an outside force. Upper Cervical Chiropractors use an instrument which delivers a gentle correction to only the cervical vertebrae, removing the subluxation. This gentle force does not cure illnesses; it does, however, rehabilitate the nervous system and allow the body to self-heal.