It’s true that if a person is experiencing neck or low back pain that chiropractic care can and often does resolve the painful situation, whether the “injury” is from an intense trauma, like a car accident, or repetitive micro trauma, like poor posture or small repetitive movements such as working with a computer mouse day after day.
But do you know that there are other wonderful things that a chiropractic adjustment accomplishes in a body other than pain relief?
First and foremost, a chiropractic adjustment calms the body.
By realigning the spine, the brain is able to communicate with the rest of the body, and the rest of the body is able to communicate with the brain… without stress or struggle.
Anytime that you have a subluxation (a misalignment of 2 or more vertebrae), communication is decreased by 50 % between the brain and the area of the body that the nerves from that subluxated area goes.
The longer the subluxation stays there, the worse the communication.
But an aligned spine doesn’t have this issue. Communication flows freely and easily. The brain gets all of the information that it needs, to work on any and every issue that the body may be experiencing.
Secondly, a chiropractic adjustment boosts the immune system.
All of our body’s natural defense mechanisms are free to work at their peak. So, this means that if we have already encountered a cold or flu virus and it is at work inside of us, an adjustment can get us through the cold or flu process quicker and easier.
In this situation, the body will spike with fever for about 20-30 minutes following an adjustment, and then having killed off all of the offending critters, will calm back down and we will be able to sleep peacefully to restore our strength. This is the way that our bodies are designed to work.
Thirdly, chiropractic care reduces oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is the damage that occurs when free radicals outnumber the body’s antioxidants. We live in such a toxic world – air pollution, acid rain, oil spills, electromagnetic fields (computers, tvs, satellite dishes, etc.) and more.
I read a research paper that was put out by the Cancer Institute. They are able to do all kinds of tests and are able to predict not only what kind of cancer a person will get, but when they will get it. But they did state in this research that there was a group of people that totally perplexed them.
Based on their family histories and such, there were these people who did not show markers of the disease which by all of the Institute’s analysis they should have shown. They searched to find what these people had in common.
It was not race, creed, socioeconomic group, education or anything like that. The one consistent factor in all of these people was that they had been and continued to have chiropractic care on a regular basis (once a month at least) for a minimum of five years.
So, find your reason – and get adjusted!!!