Is Chiropractic only for pain?
It is important to first understand the basics of how your body works. The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) controls every aspect of life. The 70 trillion cells (+/_) that make up the human body are alive and functioning because of the innate intelligence that God centered within our nervous system. Those vital signals need to flow at 100% to the cells for you to be at your best.
The nervous system can be divided into 3 parts: the autonomics, musculoskeletal, and sensory. The autonomics control the organs, and glands. The musculoskeletal controls the muscles, joints and skin, and the sensory controls for what you feel. All three systems coexist and flow throughout the body.
The CNS is housed within the skull and vertebral column. When the spinal bones misalign (subluxation) they can negatively affect the way the brain communicates to the body. That distortion within communication can lead to poor health. Only 6-8% of the nervous system communicates pain. Therefore, the vast majority of the nerves direct the function of the organs, glands, and tissues of the body that maintain life.
There is a movement in the health profession that would have you believe that chiropractic is simply for pain. It is simply untrue. It would be highly unlikely that a subluxation would only affect the pain sensitive nerves. I’m not telling you that chiropractic care is for treating heart disease, cancer or stomach ulcers. However, when the spine is free of subluxation and the nerves communicate freely to the body, health can be maximized and the body is afforded a greater potential to reverse a bad situation.
When dealing with a “medical” condition it would be worthwhile to see a chiropractor at the same time. By maintaining the vital communication of the CNS to the involved tissues it can optimize your healing. Your chiropratic care can even allow the medical treatment to work better and eliminate the time period or need for medication. In addition, the chiropractor many times can direct you with diet, nutrition, and exercise that can support the healing process.