The basis for understanding how chiropractic treatment works is the delicate relation between the central nervous system and the spine. The nervous system is the control system that works for the body, and it is enclosed and protected within the spinal cord.
Since the spine-nervous system combination is so hypersensitive, the nervous system can easily be jeopardized by injury causing irritation. Through these injuries the irritation usually stems from some type of inflammation in the spine that affects the nervous system. In result, a damaged nervous system can cause pain and adversely affect other parts of the body.
With this knowledge, chiropractors do their work keeping the whole body in mind. Oftentimes pain in one part of the body has hidden causes that actually reside in different parts of the body. Here at Davis Chiropractic our doctors use their vast experience combined with the latest technology and practices to enhance overall well-being and create a personalized plan for you to stay on track
You may be wondering how the same chiropractic treatment effectively treats back pain and optimizes health? The answer can be found by looking into the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.
As you may already know, the nervous system is the master controller of all living cells, tissues, and organs, orchestrating and coordinating all cellular functions. The spinal column encases the nervous system (spinal cord and nerve roots) and is responsible for its protection.
Because of this intimate relationship, biomechanical and structural problems in the spinal column can irritate parts of the enclosed nervous system. This irritation can result from noxious inflammatory biomechanical released during tissue injury or may result from direct mechanical pressure. In either case, the functioning of the nervous system is negatively influenced by the functioning of the cells, tissues, and organs supplied by the affected nerve(s).
The resulting ailment(s) depends on the cells, tissues, and organs affected as well as the extent of nervous system compromise. In short, because the body’s innate recuperative powers are affected by and integrated through the nervous system, correcting spinal abnormalities that irritate the nervous system can lead to a number of favorable results in patients suffering from various, seemingly non-spinal health conditions.