The nervous system is the controller of your entire body. Whether your sweating in the summer heat, making a refreshing drink to cool down and hydrate or stargazing at the summer skies; your nervous system is constantly responding to your environment and signaling these actions to occur.
The nervous system is made of your brain and spinal cord, they are protected by your cranium and vertebrae. Although our anatomy is great at protecting the nervous system, everyday stresses can take a toll on your body. When you think of stress you probably envision an angry, red-faced person, however, that is Emotional Stress which only encompasses one type. Physical Stress can also greatly affect your nervous system, posture is a key player in this category. Lastly we have Chemical Stress, which is not always as visible as the other two stressors, but just as powerful. Chemical Stress can come from various avenues, such as environmental chemical exposure or even poor food choice.
These everyday stresses, whether it’s creating muscle spasm when angry, enduring constant micro-trauma due to bad posture, or gaining weight due to food choice; they all affect your body, nervous system, and ability to function at full potential. These stressors can cause the vertebra, and every other joint in the body to become misaligned. The misalignments may not seem like a big deal and sometimes patients don't even feel symptoms. However, what this misalignment is creating is a restriction to the proper functionality of your nervous system. The restriction can present as muscle tension, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, sharp shooting sensations or even numbness and tingling. The symptoms vary for everyone, the key is to listen to your body and be aware of what your body is communicating to you through these unwanted and often painful symptoms.
This is where chiropractic care comes into play, a chiropractor undergoes extensive training to feel for these misalignments through palpation. Once the restrictions are identified they're corrected through a chiropractic adjustment. A chiropractic adjustment allows for the opportunity to restore proper nervous system function which can correct or diminish the various symptoms presented.
The adjustments used at Life Adjusted are different for everyone. From a two-day old newborn to an 87 year old geriatric gem, each adjustment will differ in intensity so that it is safe for everyone. The healing doesn't end there, at Life Adjusted the body is analyzed as a whole, therefore, we also offer muscle/fascial work, ergonomic suggestions, and therapeutic exercises to re-establish muscular balance and proper function.
In response to the very infamous question, “is chiropractic for me?” The answer is an astounding YES! Allow for the benefits of establishing and maintaining proper nervous system function, living at your full potential, and embarking on a practiced #WellnessJourney!