How Does Chiropractic Work?
Do you have a mobile phone? Have you ever tried to speak to someone on the phone and there is interference or a bad signal? When you are talking, the other person can not hear you clearly and it is also difficult to understand what they are saying. This interference causes you frustration and irritation and you hang up the phone because it is difficult to communicate with them. You try to call them back when you have a better signal, so that you can hear and speak to them more clearly. Chiropractic works the same way. It focuses on restoring communication channels with in the body.
When the communication channels between your Nervous System and your body have interference, it causes irritation resulting in pain, spasm or numbness. The greater the interference, the greater the irritation. This is the reason pain and spasm can either be debilitating or just like a low grade ache.
The Nervous System is protected by the joints of the spine. These joints should always be able to move freely and when they don't, this is when it causes interference between the Nervous System and your body. A Chiropractor locates the area where the joint is not moving freely and restores the movement in that joint.
When the movement in the joint has been restored, the interference between the Nervous System and body is removed. This will ease the symptoms of pain, spasm or numbness because the cause of the problem has been treated, not just the symptoms.
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