Chiropractic adjustments are not the solution to all of life’s problems, but they can be a response to the events in your life to help produce different outcomes.
Chiropractic adjustments can be a proactive investment into your overall wellbeing due to demands and stress that are placed on the body. 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.
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 wellbeing is real. Being in control of circumstances to the best of your ability requires awareness and greater understanding of what’s working and what’s not.
Chiropractic adjustments have a focus on the relationship between structure and function: the structure of the spine and the function of the neurological system.
This structure-function relationship has an impact on your wellbeing that creates the position of chiropractic.
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 health or strength – 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 wellbeing. Your highest quality of wellbeing is directed by your 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 needs to be free of any interference in order for an optimal state of communication and increased wellbeing to take place.
The power within the body to heal back to an optimal state of wellbeing is coordinated through the neurological system, and the ability for the neurological system to function is affected by the structure or alignment of the spinal bones or vertebrate. Just like limitations to healing based on the extent of the injury or trauma, so too can there be limitations to healing due to interference in the neurological system at the spinal cord level. Chiropractors recognize limitations of healing and practice with the responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care providers for the best interest of the client. Sometimes too much damage has occurred to the cells and tissues within the body and, therefore, healing is limited. In this case, consulting with the appropriate health care provider is recommended.