Want to understand what chiropractic is? Here’s a one minute explanation: Chiropractic in a nutshell.
Your Brain Controls Everything
Your brain controls every single cell, tissue and organ of your body. Your brain transmits instructions to and receives information from everything on your body through the spinal cord and nerves. The spinal cord and nerves are protected by the spinal column series of interlocking spinal bones.
Healthy Brain and Nerve Flow = Healthy
As long as the spine is functioning properly and the information is transmitted without interference you are healthy.
Interference in Brain and Nerve Flow = Lack of Health
Interference can occur in the spinal column due to trauma chronic poor posture stress and other causes. Chiropractors call this spinal joint malfunction a subluxation, which basically means a breakdown in the normal functioning of one or more spinal joints. Subluxations can be painless, but if left on corrected long enough they will eventually lead to malfunction in the body or spine and present to symptoms.
Chiropractors Locate and Correct Interference
Doctors of chiropractic are the only healthcare professionals specifically trying to locate and correct subluxations. Correction is through manually unlock in the malfunctioning joints by adjustments or spinal manipulation usually done by the chiropractor’s hand. Once normal function is restored, the bodies full potential for nerve transmission is restored and your health will begin to return.
No two patients are the same. No two people have the same subluxations, therefore treatment type and duration depend on the individual case. Someone who sleeps wrong and wakes up with a stiff neck for the first time and has no previous history of neck problems, is going to be much easier to correct than someone who suffers a car accident injury and has torn spinal ligaments and nerve damage.
Chiropractic + More = Faster Pain Relief
Chiropractors may also use other modalities such as heat, cold, electricity, laser, exercise and nutritional supplementation to support their chiropractic treatments to get patients well faster and to care for injuries that are beyond the basic subluxation.
There you have it, a quick explanation of what chiropractic is in a nutshell.
If you’ve been suffering from headaches, neck pain, back pain or other joint aches and pains, you should consider seeing a chiropractor today. You may be surprised to find how quickly you’ll be feeling better once your chiropractor begins to correct your subluxations.
Dr. Barry Marks Chiropractor
1745 W Orangewood Ave #114
Orange, CA 92868