When subluxations are present they affect the body's ability to function optimally. We often use the analogy of a cell phone when describing the affects subluxations have on the communication within the body.
When talking on a cell phone with a crisp, clear connection, you can accurately hear the conversation coming from the other end of the call. However, when the connection is intermittent or weak it becomes difficult to communicate, the conversation becomes unclear, there are misunderstandings, mixed messages, frustration and eventually the call is cut off.
It is the same when our brain is trying to communicate through our nerve system to all the organs and tissues of the body. Subluxations can make this communication difficult, the signals become unclear, there are mixed messages, frustration and eventually the communication is cut off.
At times, this inability of your body to fully function as intended can lead to pain and symptoms, clueing you in, if you choose to listen, that there is a problem. However, since only 10% of our nerve system is programmed to perceive pain, often subluxations are painless and can go undetected for years. Yet when present, they affect the functionality of your body's systems in a variety of ways
What symptoms might I recognize?
Subluxations can affect body function in a variety of ways. Chiropractic has been proven to improve many conditions and symptoms by removing interference and allowing the power within your own body to strive toward wellness.
With a program of regular chiropractic care we have seen our practice members experience relief from conditions including:
- Low, upper and middle back pain and stiffness
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- Leg pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
- Arm pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
- Extremity joint pain and dysfunction
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ear infections
- Frequent colds
- Infantile colic
- Low energy levels
- And many more...
Chiropractic is also important for successful recovery after:
- Automobile accidents
- Work-related and lifting injuries
- Sports injuries
- General falling injuries
- Chronic injuries