How Can An Adjustment Affect “Everything”?

By Dr. Philip Cordova

January 29, 2016

Most people know that we are very successful with helping neck and back pain. But, have you ever heard of people getting help with other symptoms? Headaches, vertigo, stomach problems… just to name a few?

How can that be? How can an adjustment affect so many different systems?

The nervous system! The nervous system is the master system of the entire body. It controls everything. Anything and everything you want your body to do, consciously or unconsciously is controlled by your nervous system.

Everything that happens in your body starts as a nerve signal inside your brain.

That information travels down the spinal cord and out the nerves to the area that needs that information. If you want to move your arm, that’s your nervous system. Your nervous system is also controlling everything you don’t have to think about.

It’s your nervous system that regulates your blood pressure, keeps your heart beating, and takes your lunch and turns it into fuel. You don’t have to remember to breathe, to get rid of toxins, or even think about taking a step. Your brain and nervous system just take care of it for you.

As long as the flow of information travels unrestricted, you’re operating at full power.

Your nervous system is the first system in your body to form and it’s made up of the only cells in the body that do not regenerate. While you get new blood cells every 30 days and most other organs and systems replace themselves every year or so, you’re left with your same ol’ nervous system year after year — so you need to take care of it!

It only makes sense that keeping the nervous working at its peak capacity would be a good thing, since it can affect everything in your body.

So how does getting adjusted help so many different problems?

Chiropractic adjustments really only help one problem: the subluxation. A subluxation is when a vertebra moves out of its normal position and affects the nervous system. Depending on where in your spine the subluxation is located, it can lead to a lot of different symptoms. While a misalignment in the neck often leads to neck pain, a misalignment in the upper neck can lead to headaches, dizziness, and all manner of neurological symptoms.

In the the middle back, you can have misalignments that lead to heart, lungs, and digestive issues. The lower back misalignments can lead to intestinal problems and symptoms related to the reproductive organs.

Does that mean all problems are due to spinal misalignments?

If only it were that simple. Every symptom or problem in the body can be caused by a multitude of reasons. What we eat, our daily habits, genetic factors, and how much we exercise, just to name a few. However, I know that a healthy, fully functional nervous system is essential for good health.

This is the foundation of your health. Healthy lungs with no nerve innervation will slowly wither and die. A body that has full power has greater power to live out a full life, function at a high level, and avoid many painful and debilitating conditions.

I tend to think of it like a dimmer switch on the light. You don’t always see or understand how dark the room is getting until the light gets turned back on. Don’t wait for your health to go away, take actions that will help your body work the way it’s supposed to.

Can chiropractic help your problem?

We have no way of knowing unless we get a chance to do a consultation, examination, and sometimes, x-rays. If your misalignment areas line up with the symptoms that you’re having, there’s a good chance an adjustment will help. While most people visit us for headaches, neck pain, or back pain, they regularly report other symptom improvement — often symptoms they never told us about because they didn’t think we needed to know.

Is your nervous system working at 100%?

Dr. Philip Cordova

About the author

Dr. Philip Cordova is a chiropractor in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and decided to become a chiropractor after hurting his back as a teenager and getting help from chiropractic care. He is speaker on health & posture. Click Here To Read His Full Bio

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