You may be wondering how an intervention that alleviates your back problem or other symptoms can also improve the rest of your health.
As you certainly know, the brain is the main organ of the body. It is he who directs and controls all the other organs of the body. He is a bit like the conductor of the organization. He coordinates and orchestrates all the cellular functions of the human being.
To communicate with the rest of the body, the brain sends messages along the spinal cord and the rest of the nervous system. As long as the messages of the brain circulate freely, the body functions optimally.
The spine protects the spinal cord that passes through it. It plays a fundamental role. But where a healthy spine protects the spinal cord, a mechanically unhealthy column – be it vertebral blockage, tension, loss of alignment of the vertebrae – will have a detrimental effect on the nervous system and will disrupt the good communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which can lead to many and various health problems.
At the level of the spine:
Chiropractic is based on a simple principle: your body is controlled and coordinated through your nervous system. The basis of this system is your brain, it transmits various information to the 4 corners of your body via your nerves. The nerves run all the way down your spine in the spinal cord and exit in pairs at the spinal holes located between each vertebra in your spine. You have about 15 billion nerve cells that send and receive information from your brain.
However, it happens that during your life, following an unfortunate movement, a fall or repeated bad positions, your vertebrae lose movement. This phenomenon is called biomechanical lesion and can lead to an interruption of nerve impulses and therefore an interruption of the nervous communication between your brain and your body. This biomechanical lesion will gradually create painful vertebral areas because a degenerative phenomenon is slowly taking place. This phenomenon will therefore cause pain such as muscle contractures, reductions in your range of motion, tingling, nerve pain (sciatica, NCB,). But also organic symptoms such as migraines, sinusitis, loss of sleep, asthma, fatigue, constipation.
Taking painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs will relieve many of these ailments but will only mask the problem without treating it.
The chiropractor’s job is therefore to locate and correct the biomechanical lesions in the vertebral body so that the nervous system can function optimally. The chiropractor seeks to determine the cause of the problem in order to treat the condition at its source instead of treating only the consequences and symptoms.
At the level of the distal joints:
The chiropractor also treats every joint in your body (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet) that has pain or movement restrictions. These pains may be related to a local joint malposition or simply the compensation of suffering from another joint: you may suffer from hip pain which is actually a direct consequence of an imbalance in your ankle for example.