Your body is made up of numerous nerves that extend from the brain, the spinal cord, muscles, and various organs. Moreover, these nerves send and receive messages to and from your brain. Unfortunately, in the presence of any disorder, the relaying of these messages is delayed. Thus, it is difficult for your brain to obtain and send the best response necessary.
Chiropractic Care and Musculoskeletal Problems
When there are problems in the relaying of messages in the body, you may suffer from pains such as musculoskeletal issues. For most individuals, their initial response to eliminating this kind of pain is by applying ice or heat. Some people choose to take pain relievers or OTC medications prescribed by their doctor. However, these drugs are only intended to mask or conceal the pain instead of targeting the actual cause of the problem. By feeding your body with these medications, you are preventing the brain from initiating the right response that will encourage your body to heal naturally. This causes you to become more dependent on medications until your body starts being immune to their effects.
What chiropractors do is restore and ensure the correct alignment of the vertebral joints that protect and enclose your nerves. This way, your body can heal naturally at its own course. With pain that originates from your muscles, the natural means of your body to address this condition is through inflammation. This occurs when your vertebrae are no longer in the right position, which can lead to pressure or irritation of the nerves.
A chiropractor corrects this issue by spinal manipulation and by providing patients with an individualized treatment plan that suits their condition. Instead of relying on medications and invasive medical procedures, these health practitioners support the natural healing process of the body with safe and natural techniques. As a result, you can obtain better health and total relief from symptoms linked with musculoskeletal problems.
Dr. Katie Mercer
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