A common question within chiropractic is whether or not chiropractic care can help someone. I would better define that question to: can chiropractic adjustments help your body work better?
The short answer to that question is yes, chiropractic adjustments can help your body work better. But, how much? It depends.
It depends upon what type of care is being delivered, and it depends upon the limitations of time and matter on the physiology of the person receiving the chiropractic adjustments.
Let’s assume the care being delivered is solely the chiropractic adjustment, and the type of help being received is a body that can function better.
The impact and assistance chiropractic adjustments can provide for your body is due to the relationship between the structure of the spine and the function of the neurological system. This structure-function relationship has an impact on your well-being that creates the position of how chiropractic can help your body work better.
The position of chiropractic is that “there is an inherent recuperative power within the body to heal itself.” Your body has an innate characteristic of restoring wholeness. It naturally wants to heal damaged cells and tissues. The power to heal the body utilizes the neurological system to coordinate and direct the trillions of cells working together towards an optimal state of well-being.
Your highest quality of well-being is directed by the neurological system through communication of mental impulses from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain through the nerves.
This process of neurological communication from brain to body and body to brain needs to be free of any interference in the spine to influence an optimal state of coordination and well-being to occur.
Spinal bones are designed to protect the nerves, but if spinal integrity is less than optimal, neurological interference can result and create negative stress on the body’s recuperative power to adapt to external stimuli, putting your well-being in a state of disharmony.
When structure of the spinal bones is optimal, the function of the neurological system is optimal.
Chiropractic adjustments restore proper relationship within the spinal joints due to misaligned vertebrae that can negatively affect the structural and functional state of the neurological system.
Chiropractic adjustments can be a proactive investment into your overall well-being due to daily stress and demands.
Stress and demands are constantly taking a toll on our bodies. Being ahead of the game with adapting rather than compensating to stress requires an attention to detail in our quality of life. Chiropractic adjustments can be a part of your well-being lifestyle.
The definition of proactive is “acting, creating, or controlling a situation that causes something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.”
Being proactive doesn’t mean reactive choices might not be of necessity, as well. Being reactive is natural and due to circumstances in life or limitations to healing, sometimes a reactive decision can be the best course of action that is needed.
The responsibility for your well-being is real. Being in control of circumstances to the best of your ability requires awareness of your unique needs and making choices that can benefit you quality of life with the greatest return on your investment.