Most people come to Community Chiropractic because of their symptoms.
Compare your symptoms to a dashboard light signaling something is wrong in the engine. The body is smart! Symptoms are the body’s way of saying, “Hey! Pay attention!”
Chiropractors look for the cause of the problem rather than try to quiet the symptoms. They look to the spine to see if there is pressure somewhere in nervous system. This pressure, or subluxation, can impede the ability of the spine and brain to coordinate. As a result, the body will feel pain to point at where the problem is.
Often a patient will say, ” I think it is just a muscle.” or “I have a pinched nerve.” These things are not exactly accurate. This is because all of the body parts are connected to another part. As a result, they all affect and influence one another.
A subluxation is a serious condition identified by its five parts:
Abnormal motion or position of spinal bones:
The bones of the spine have lost their normal motion and position. This results in a restriction in the ability to turn and bend. It sets in motion the other four components.
Abnormal nervous system function:
Improper spinal function can choke, stretch, or irritate delicate nerve tissue. The resulting nervous system dysfunction can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body.
Abnormal muscle function:
Muscles supporting the spine can weaken, atrophy, or become tight and go into spasm. The resulting scar tissue can change muscle tone, requiring repeated spinal adjustments.
Abnormal soft tissue function:
A rise in temperature from an increase in blood or lymph supply can result in swelling and inflammation. Discs can bulge, herniate, tear; or degenerate. In addition, other soft tissues may suffer permanent damage.
Abnormal function of the spine and body:
Bone spurs and other abnormal bony growths attempt to fuse malfunctioning spinal joints. This spinal decay, scar tissue, and long-term nerve dysfunction can cause other systems of the body to fail.
What’s the cause?
Subluxation, or the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, describes what happens when spinal bones lose their normal motion or position from stress, trauma or chemical imbalances. Automobile collisions, improper lifting, drugs, alcohol, emotional stress, chemical imbalances, and long periods of sitting can all cause the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Instead of just treating your symptoms, your chiropractor is primarily interested in detecting, reducing, and correcting the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.