The nerve system is a vital part of the human body. It is our communication, coordination, and transmission of signals throughout our body; it runs through the spine and controls everything. The nerve system is a vastly complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord, and chiropractors work hand in hand with this system. Adjusting the spine to optimal function positively impacts nerve system function and helps this system to work at its best. Evidence of chiropractic adjustment having a positive impact on nerve system function is grounded in numerous fields of research including neurology, neurophysiology, and biophysics.
If it weren’t for our spines, we wouldn’t be able to bend, dance, or drive a car. We cannot replace or transplant a new spine, we have to do what we can to take care of the one we have! However, we know that over the years due to wear and tear, poor posture, accidents, injury, etc. our spines take a beating- which is why we have chiropractic to keep us in alignment so our nerve system can function properly. Adjustments help alleviate the bone which in turn, takes pressure off the entire nerve system.
Not only does chiropractic serve the nerve system, it is important to note that Chiropractic is a global treatment, which means it helps with more than just nervous system disorders. Chiropractic Neurology(1) states it is also shown to result in improvement or resolution of many different neurological issues such as Tourette’s syndrome, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ataxia, cerebral palsy, and vertigo, many conditions, which we have seen and resolved in our office. We like to think of the nerve system as a computer- the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves are the wiring and monitor function, they control everything and make sure the system (the entire body) runs smoothly. By helping the nerve system to work better, chiropractic adjustment can help the entire body work better. When our spines wear out, it constricts the nerve system. If our nerve system is not working at 100%, our bodies are not working at their full potential. Even slight decreases in function can affect communication between the brain and all of the body’s cell, organs, and tissues.
It is important to make sure your nerve system is functioning at its optimal level. At Keystone Physical Medicine, we encourage you to get your spine checked, whether that is with us, or another office. It is always easier to detect a small problem earlier and fix it, rather than try to reverse the damage the problem will have caused when your health, and your ability to live and enjoy life are compromised. We are a natural integrated office committed to providing our patients with the best care in the Treasure Valley. Our integrated office includes Chiropractic care, Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pain Management, as well as two Nurse Practitioners. All Physicians work together as a team to customize each individual’s needs and course of treatment. We are here to help, make an appointment and come see us! Your spine is so vital to your overall health, take care of it, and it will take care of you!