What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a holistic health discipline involving a series of hands-on adjustments, predominately focusing on the spine and pelvis. The philosophy behind Chiro is that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating system. Chiropractic also prioritises nutrition, exercise, wellness and healthy lifestyle modifications.
How can it help my spine?
The function of the spine includes movement, support, protection, coordination and control of your body—all essential components of living a healthy, happy and active life!
That’s why it’s absolutely vital to keep your spinal health in check. Chiropractic can help by identifying problematic areas and realigning your spine, neck and pelvis.
Why is spinal health important?
Did you know that your spine interconnects and protects many important internal systems, such as your central nervous system? The central nervous system controls the function of every single cell, tissue and organ in the body.
Additionally, the spine provides support for your head and neck. This is crucial, as your neck is involved in quick coordinating movements in day-to-day life. A healthy spine is vital for the central nervous system to function optimally via the spinal cord (which is housed within the spine).
A healthy spine, alongside a healthy nervous system, maintains and balances your overall health. Repeated physical stress, an accident or even psychological stress and lifestyle factors (such as poor nutrition and lack of exercise) can alter the spinal structure or spine. When this happens, your central nervous system becomes irritated, resulting in fatigue and potential illness.
Spinal stress or injury often impairs the nervous system’s ability to function as it should. This can result in weak muscles, degeneration of spinal discs and neck and back aches and pains. Other symptoms include headaches, jaw pain, chest pain, poor concentration, sleep disorders and even knee or foot problems.