Chiropractic adjustments focus on the integrity of the spine’s 24 spinal joints so the housing and protection of the vital neurological communication can take place without interference.
Each chiropractic adjustment you receive can help remove interference in the impulses traveling from your brain to the rest of the body, or from the body to your brain. All of your brain-body communication takes place through the spinal cord and throughout the neurological system.
When dysfunction (misalignment and or improper motion) is located within the spine due to vertebral subluxation, the communication is less than optimal between brain and body.
This can create less than optimal function in the body’s neurological system therefore interfering with the body’s innate healing characteristics.
Your body’s innate healing characteristics repair and heal itself through the power and influence of your neurological system.
How can you prove this innate characteristic? One way is to look at the placebo effect.
The placebo effect is proof that the body has innate healing characteristics. The placebo effect can be defined as “a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and therefore must be due to the patient’s own ability to naturally repair and heal from within without any outside factors or influence.”
The mind-body connection in the placebo effect shows how the neurological system plays a vital part in complex neurobiological reactions that are necessary for normal function to occur.
A specific chiropractic adjustment can help restore proper relationship within the joint and surrounding tissue which can enhance the innate healing characteristics of the body due to the emphasis on the relationship between structure and function that is coordinated by the neurological system at the spinal cord level.
Visit your chiropractor on a regular basis to help keep your body’s innate healing characteristics at their best.
Written by: Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of WoodburyThe information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.