Many of us remember the song "The Neck Bone is Connected to the Head Bone", so I want to take that deeper. There are actually seven bones in the neck and even more in the skull. How they attach is important because in many cases it can be a source of our pains.
riddle me this!
Without me, you'd fall apart. Even though I am the largest organ in your body, scientists only recently even noticed me. I memorize all the injuries that have ever happened to you dating back to your birth. Of the 37.2 trillion cells in your body, I notice, watch and influence them all. What am I? If you said, the nervous system, I'd give you huge points, but the answer is: FASCIA.
Take a look at the picture below. That crystalized spider web holds you together. When you get injured or just do the same repetitive motion, it alters your fascia and creates abnormal movement patters. So while you're at the office getting your nervous system checked, make sure to get your myofascial system check as well.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is the, art, science, and practice of correcting the cause of our pain and ailments. You'll notice we don't talk a lot about drugs and medication here at the office. That's because I follow a different philosophy toward health. Depression isn't caused by a lack of prozac, and pain isn't caused by a lack of pain killers. Medicines rarely, if ever, cure your problems. So what does the healing? The answer is: YOU DO! Imagine you get a cut on your hand. Neosporin doesn't heal you. Your own body heals the cut through clotting factors in your own blood. You do the healing. The same principle applies to your spine, muscles, fascia, and nerves.
Maintenance! So Important!
People get adjusted on a regular basis (weekly to monthly) because they see the value in it. It's the same reason we eat vegetables everyday. It's not one and done. Health never is. Health is a lifestyle of healthy food, healthy thoughts, healthy movement, and getting adjusted, aka getting your nervous system checked. That's the magic sauce: doing the right thing over and over.
Is it just for Pain?
Nope. It's for anyone with a body. That's athletes, babies, moms, dads...everyone. We all have bodies that need to be taken care of. I'm amazed when someone comes back to me after an adjustment and tells me about something unexpected happening to their body. My favorite story is that of a two week old little girl with colic who wouldn't latch to her mother for feeding. I adjusted her very gently, and two weeks later the mother reported that the baby had become a quiet, well-fed little angel. That's the power of a body healing with the guidance of Chiropractic.