Align with wellness: Is chiropractic right for you?

Align with wellness: Is chiropractic right for you?

Throughout our lives we are taught to take care of and monitor the various systems of our body. We work out, eat well and take supplements. We get our teeth checked regularly, we have yearly physicals and so on. We do this to maintain and prolong our vibrant lives.

The one system that is frequently ignored is our most important — the nervous system. The housing for that system is the spine. Chiropractors’ predominant goal is care for the nervous system and spine.

Chiropractic was developed in the United States more than 100 years ago, and since then it has grown to be the largest healthcare profession that doesn’t rely on drugs or surgery. Chiropractic benefits people of all ages and health conditions as there are now multiple techniques and approaches developed to deliver chiropractic care.

There are numerous benefits to spinal correction beyond just pain relief. Your body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Every function in the human body is under the control of your nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

A chiropractor’s role is to detect and remove subluxations. If your spine is subluxated — misaligned or damaged — it can result in neuro-muscular-skeletal dysfunction. A subluxation can lead to many common soft tissue/joint injuries. It is, however, interference to your nervous system that is of utmost concern to a chiropractor. The result of persisting interference in the nervous system is that it may affect its ability to send appropriate signals from the brain to every cell in your body. This may eventually lead to symptoms and the development of disease.

By restoring your spine to its correct alignment, your body has a great chance to thrive and improve your overall quality of life. Deciding if chiropractic is right for you and finding the right chiropractor can be daunting. Give your local chiropractor a call and see they if would be a good fit for you and if having your neuro-muscular-skeletal assessment is right for you or anyone in your family.

This article was originally featured in the October 2021 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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About the author

Dr. Patrick Bell is a chiropractor working at Align, a wellness studio in Camana Bay with an integrated approach to physical rehabilitative treatments and preventative care.

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