What does a Chiropractor do?
Chiropractors work with all of the body but especially with the nervous system and the bones and nerves of the spinal column and spinal cord, respectively.
Chiropractors spend years of highly specialised training in order to locate where poorly functioning spinal vertebrae are irritating or impinging the nerves which travel down the spinal cord and out through the spinal column to the muscles, organs and glands of the body.
These poorly functioning vertebrae are called Subluxations. The nerves of the body act like telephone cables through which the brain communicates it’s orders to all of your body’s parts. Vertebral Subluxation can interrupt these messages resulting in poor functioning of the body part supplied by the irritated nerve. This may be experienced as a body signal such as pain, numbness, tingling or often no pain is felt at all.
What Causes Subluxations?
Physical stresses – such as falls, traumas and accidents, lifting, poor posture, birth trauma.
Chemical stresses – eg. smoking, alchohol, pharmaceuticals, food additives, pesticides, pollution.
Emotional stresses – It is well known that what we think and feel can have huge impact on our health and even on specific organs within the body.
The first possible time to suffer a subluxation is at birth! This is one of the most physically traumatic events that a person experiences.
Anyone can become subluxated as a result of the stresses of daily work and life. Those with heavy physical work are often more likely to experience subluxations.