Its been so long since my last post. Moving a clinic is much harder than it seems. Well anyway, despite the lack of posting, I have been doing some interesting research into Posture and Autism, The liberation of weight control, and anti-aging 101 all to follow.
Today, I am breaking down chiropractic "philosophy". This could be called philosophy but every word is supported by numerous scientific articles so lets look at it as Chiropractic science, a holistic view of back pain. Thanks to Dr. D for the concise synopsis below.
Introduction to Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractors specialize in the care of the spine. The spine has two functions:
1) The spine protects the spinal cord, the river carrying information throughout your body. A healthy spine is ESSENTIAL to our overall heath. The way your body works is; the brain sends and receives signals up and down the spinal cord and out through the joints in the spine, to and from all the muscles and organs in your body.
2) The spine supports you and holds you upright against the force of gravity. This is called your POSTURE. If you have bad posture, your spine is in a high risk position that will be more prone to injury and your joints will wear out sooner.
Because of different stresses in our lives, some sudden and some over time, the bones in our spine shift out of place, distorting our posture and placing abnormal loads on joints. The majority of postural distortions don’t initially cause pain. However, as our posture weakens, joints begin to wear under the pressure, becoming swollen and eventually developing degeneration. By the time you are in PAIN, the effected joints have released chemicals that INFLAME nerves and your body is in a CRISIS.
The pain is your WARNING that there is an underlying problem. You are not lacking pain medication, you are lacking postural control and stability. Some people get to the point where the nerve signals traveling through the spinal cord are actually impaired; leading to numbness and tingling in the hands or feet, radiating pain into the legs, and even organ dysfunction and disease.
The various types of postural abnormalities represent a PROGRESSIVE condition. They will not correct themselves and will continue to get worse under the constant force of gravity. This is made worse if you gain weight as you age.
At Banic Chiropractic and Massage Clinic, we have implemented a system of care that has helped our patients achieve phenomenal results in recovering their health in a relatively short period of time, EVEN where other systems, Chiropractic, PT or surgical, have failed. We can correct postural and spinal conditions, moving you from the crisis of pain to a position of strength and resilience.