What is a Chiropractor
Chiropractic is a manipulative therapy that focuses on ensuring that your body’s nervous system works at its optimum level. Everything in the body is controlled by the nervous system, so any impairment affects the communication with the muscles, joints or organs leading to decreased function. On a mechanical level, this manifests as weak muscles and poor reflexes such as balance.
If your body doesn’t detect forces and movement correctly it is prone to get injured. This leads to compensation and further injury, eventually manifesting as aches and pains or wear and tear. Chiropractic care removes the interference to the nerves allowing you to heal and function correctly. So Chiropractic helps you to achieve the best conditions possible for optimal health.
Even the most valuable Stradivarius violin needs tuning. Out of tune it would still look great, to look at you’d feel nothing was wrong and yet when played the tune would be recognisable but wouldn’t be un-enjoyable, even painful. This is representative of a poorly functioning human nervous system in that the message (or sound) gets through but it isn’t accurate and therefore the end result is not the best performance. You would feel this as pain or weakness along or at the end of the affected nerve path.
Chiropractic treats the nervous system, often by finely adjusting the spine with manipulation. When your nerves aren’t signalling correctly and bad reflexes start to ‘fire’ this can cause muscles to stop functioning, sometimes just when you need them. When the neurological circuits are functioning properly, your body works as it was designed. When nerves are constricted the affected tissues don’t work the way they should and ill-health may result.