There is one organ system in the body that is responsible for the coordination and control of all other systems. It is constantly working to regulate the body and keep it functioning normally. While you are sleeping, it is hard at work repairing your body and keeping it digesting, breathing, and circulating blood optimally. It is infinitely complex and one of the most mysterious things on the universe. It is the human nervous system.
The best doctor in the world is your nervous system. It never stops healing and repairing your body. Because the nervous system is so important to human health, it would make sense to do our best to keep it healthy throughout life. One of the best ways to assure your nervous system is functioning normally is through Structural Chiropractic care of the spine. Let me explain.
Think of your spine as the foundation of your body, similar to the foundation of a building. If the foundation of the building shifted by just a couple of inches, would it be reasonable to expect the walls to crack, doors to creak, and windows to not open smoothly? Without correcting the foundational shifts, the problems would have to be corrected over and over again.
Structural Chiropractic focuses on correcting the underlying Structural Shifts in your spine to ensure that your foundation is strong. When the spine shifts away from what is considered normal, then you will experience what we refer to as secondary conditions, or symptoms. By restoring proper spinal structure and alignment, the body can move, heal, and function normally.
There are many ways to measure normal in healthcare, such as a normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Things like blood pressure and the air pressure in a tire have a normal range. While we do not expect everyone to have 100% normal structure, there is a range of what is considered acceptable and what is unacceptable. The only way to appreciate abnormal – is to know normal.
When your head shifts forward, or your hips and low back shift out of alignment, the deviation in proper structure puts abnormal stress on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and most importantly, your nerves. This stress on your nervous system obstructs your body’s ability to move and function optimally.
The nervous system controls and coordinates every single function in your body. Think of your nerves as if they carried the signal coming from a satellite dish to the box by your television. If there is some sort of obstruction to that signal, image quality is disrupted. In a similar way, your brain sends electrical signals to every cell in your body and coordinates their function. When these signals are obstructed, the body’s ability to move, heal, and function is impaired.
Your nervous system could also be compared to a busy highway. Obstructions to the highway will lead to impaired traffic flow. It is important to keep the highway clear to allow for optimal traffic flow. Obstructions to your nervous system in the form of a Structural Shift will lead to impaired nervous system signaling. It is also extremely important to correct any Structural Shifts in your spine to ensure optimal flow of nervous system signals and body function.
At Complete Chiropractic, our focus is Structural Correction and the correction of Structural Shifts, which are typically the underlying cause of many secondary conditions. This will allow for a clear “neurological highway” within your body, and proper functioning of the nervous system.