#WhyChiropractic: Because a Healthy Spine is a Healthy Life
Having a healthy spine means you can live the best life possible. But if your body isn’t running at peak capacity, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing some kind of interference – which translates to disruption in your nervous system. Here’s how chiropractic care can help optimize your nervous system and set the foundation for overall wellness.
You Live Your Life Through Your Nervous System
When most people think about chiropractic care, they typically think about reducing pain in the lower back. But what you may not realize is that chiropractic works to alleviate pain along the entire length of the spine, as well as improve nervous system functioning.
Protected by your spine, your nervous system contains 31 pairs of nerves, which connect your spinal cord to specific areas of the body. Many of these nerves regulate proper functioning of organ systems, from your head to your hips. But over time, everyday stressors build up to disrupt communication pathways in your body, which means your body can’t adapt, heal or perform at its best.
Here’s a quick look at what happens when your nervous system experiences interference:
- Cervical spine (upper, mid and lower neck): Nerves located here affect your brain stem and functions in your head and neck, such as your eyes, sinuses and thyroid. Misalignment in your neck can lead to headaches, migraines, allergies and fatigue.
- Thoracic Spine (mid back): Nerves located here affect digestive and immune systems. Subluxation in your upper back doesn’t allow organs like your heart, lungs and stomach to function as well as they could, which can manifest into issues like high blood pressure, asthma and indigestion.
- Lumbar Spine (lower back): Nerves located here affect vital body functions for controlling your intestines, bladder and reproductive organs. This can lead to issues with constipation, infertility and menstruation. Plus, people who experience low back pain may also experience sciatic nerve pain, which originates from the lumbar region.
- Sacrum and Coccyx (tailbone): Nerves located here affect organs and tissues in the rectum and pelvis. Subluxations of these vertebrae can lead to problems like hemorrhoids and loss of bladder and bowel control.
Because to care for your spine is to care for your life.
The four biggest problems people experience from misalignments in the spine are trouble sleeping, low energy, poor digestion, and low immune function. By treating the cause instead of the symptoms, you can naturally alleviate and heal from these issues.
This means that reducing nerve pressure not only helps you move better, it boosts your brain’s innate ability to communicate with your nervous system and run your body the way it was designed to – and that’s exactly why a healthy spine equals a healthy you!
You Were Born to be Healthy
At Collins Chiropractic, we believe chiropractic care is an integral part of your personal wellness plan. Let us help you correct any spinal issues that are keeping you from experiencing life at its fullest.
Contact us to schedule your initial consultation or chiropractic appointment today!