Your central nervous system is made up of your brain, brainstem, and spinal cord, while your peripheral nervous system consists of the rest of your nerves that go to the organs, muscles, and blood vessels in the rest of your body. When your vertebrae, the bones that protect your spinal cord, are moved out of their optimal mechanical position, they can cause abnormally increased tension on your spinal cord, which then pulls on your brainstem and brain because they are all connected. When tension is applied to your nervous system, you can develop a wide range of symptoms because your nervous system controls everything in your body.
Some of these symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Numbness and tingling into your hands and feet (such as carpal tunnel)
- More difficulty breathing
- Decreased alertness / trouble focusing
- Low energy
- Decreased immune system
Although chiropractic is most known for alleviating pain, it can also help correct symptoms that are due to increased tension on your brain and other organs (such as your heart, lungs, and stomach). These are just some of the benefits of Chiropractic care. Many patients notice improvements in all aspects of their lives, not just their pain, and that is why they continue with care even when they no longer have pain. Would you stop treatment if that care is helping to keep you out of pain AND it is helping you to do the things you love in life that you thought you had lost forever due to the pain?