Just as important as getting a regular service and check up on our car to ensure no breakdowns, our spine needs to be checked due to the stressors and demands of life. If ignored, and not maintained decreased movement leads to deterioration, unhealthy nerves and early degeneration of the spinal column.
These nerves travel from our brain, through our spine, exiting holes on each side of our vertebrae where they travel, sending messages throughout our body - We call this our nervous system.
The communication within our Nervous System allows us to adapt to the changing and stressful environment that we live in. Different events in our lives put stress on our Nervous system and decrease its ability to adapt, things such as:
Signals that our Nervous system may not be functioning at optimum level may include injury, decreased immune function, fatigue, aches and pains, decreased ability to rest and sleep.
Chiropractors are trained to locate the areas of misalignment and stress within the vertebral column and by delivering a specific adjustment to the spine, take the pressure off the Nervous system to enhance optimum functioning.