Question: Are you subluxated?
February 22, 2006
For more than 100 years, chiropractors have been viewed as many things. Some people think that chiropractors are “back pain, neck pain doctors.” Others think that they are great with ear infections and asthma. Others think chiropractors fix headaches. To each person, this is their truth about chiropractic because this is their life experience with it. Unfortunately, these people are missing the true benefits of chiropractic. Chiropractors only perform one function, and that is to identify, locate and correct the interference to the nervous system. The nervous system in turn is able to do its job, controlling and coordinating every organ, tissue and cell of the body – like an orchestra. This allows the symphony within your body to play at its highest possible level of perfection.The body is a complex group of many systems that all work together to be you. All of these systems are run and coordinated by the brain. The brain controls and regulates every single function in the body – from breathing, to feeling pain, to healing a cut on your big toe. All functions are controlled by mental impulses that travel from the brain, down the spinal cord, over the nerves to the tissue cells in all parts of the body. Sometimes these mental impulses can be shut off or partially reduced by a subluxation. A subluxation is a misaligned bone in the spine, irritating a nerve and causing it to dysfunction. The subluxation alters the normal communication between the brain cells and the tissue cells. This subluxation is what we are most concerned with. Subluxations shut off life supply to the body, as well as cause symptoms such as pain, headaches, breathing problems, bowel disorders and many other symptoms. Our primary concern is locating the cause of the symptoms, not just the removal of symptoms. Drugs give temporary symptomatic relief until they wear off and more drugs are needed. We look to the cause of the dysfunction. Subluxations can be the result of injury, posture, or even something as natural as the birth process. The chiropractic adjustment is the correction of the subluxation to remove the interference in the body and improve the body’s ability to express itself normally and more healthfully. A study from the University of Colorado shows that the weight of a dime can decrease the transmission of nervous impulses by 50 percent in as little as four minutes time. Imagine if something as ridiculous as a bird sitting on the phone wire could cause a delay or disruption of your critical conversation. You can’t do business with only part of the message. The body can’t do business as usual with nerve interference either. Chiropractic is not just about backaches and neck pain. What do you picture at the end of that nerve that isn’t working at its full potential? Is it your back and neck muscles? What if it’s the nerves that go to your heart, your intestines, your ear, your liver? Stretching a nerve by 6 percent can decrease its function by 70 percent. How many days or weeks should we let people live with a subluxation? Zero! Many people are walking around subluxated, whether they know it or not. We know the detrimental effects of subluxation and we know chiropractic works. It is our duty to tell the chiropractic story to everyone we can. Get your nervous system checked today, and please don’t leave your kids at home to develop the same problems.From the office of Global Family Chiropractic In Frisco between Safeway and Wal-Mart. For more information, call (970) 668-3233.