Chiropractic has been around since 1895 (oddly enough the same year X-rays were discovered) when a deaf person's hearing was restored by moving a vertebra back into its proper position. At that time it was wrongly thought to be a cure for deafness. After decades of research and many more advances in modern medicine it was discovered that nerves control every system in the body and when nerves become impinged (think of a kink in a garden hose) the organ or system that the nerve travels to does not perform normally.
Nerves exit from the main spinal cord at every vertebral segment and run to every organ and system in your body from there. The purpose of chiropractic is to re-align the spine so the nerves can flow freely and your body can perform like you were supposed to.
How do you know if you have a misalignment of the spine causing nerve interference (also known as a subluxation)? There are usually 5 phases:
1. Decrease in range of motion
Pain is usually the LAST thing to show up when you have nerve interference. Just like a dentist checks for cavities, a chiropractor checks for subluxations. Turn your power back on today!