When considering this, you can understand how a misaligned spine
could lead to problems in various parts of the body. Because the messages that are sent through the spinal cord
make their way to all parts of the body, a multitude of problems in the body could find their causation, totally or
partially, within the spinal cord itself.
The realignment of the spinal cord, such as that done through
chiropractic care, could serve to ameliorate or to reverse any conditions caused by this misalignment. A pain in
one part of the body may seem to be located solely in that part, but the affliction may actually find its cause in
the spinal cord. If the cause does indeed exist in the spinal cord then any other treatment that ignores this
causation could prove to be ineffective or may merely serve as a way to mask symptoms while allowing the true cause
to go untreated.
The specifics of this process may be best left to the
professionals, but this general overview allows you to imagine the extent to which the alignment of your spine may
be affecting your health.
Even if the spine is not causing a particular condition then the
natural action that your body would take to heal itself could be impeded by problems with or misalignment of your
spine. The body’s ability to heal depends upon these signals because that is another action that is carried out by
the body, albeit an often invisible one.
When the body is without its natural healing capabilities,
problems are bound to manifest, and conditions seem destined to deteriorate. To put it simply, spinal misalignment
places pressure on the nerves, disrupting signals and keeping the body from working and healing as it should.
On the other hand, a properly aligned spine sends signals quickly
and easily. The body functions at peak efficiency, and no problems result from poor spinal positioning. The body
can perform its duties, both seen and unseen, and can exercise its remarkable capacity to heal itself. The
importance of this clear communication and the resultant proper functioning of the body cannot be
The implications of this knowledge are far reaching. The domino
effect that could find its beginning in the spine makes this an important aspect of health care. A misaligned spine
could be creating problems in the body, and it may be preventing the body from effectively healing itself. This
would indicate that the need for outside measures could be created, and possibly eliminated, by a resolution of
these precipitating factors. The very cause of a problem may also be inhibiting the recovery from that problem. By
taking care of the cause, you may be speeding up recovery and preventing not only that problem but future problems
On the other hand, if signals sent from the brain are not received
or are not received as efficiently as they should be then the body cannot hope to operate at its best. This leaves
the body in a more vulnerable state and increases the chances that minor conditions will become major and that
major conditions will require extensive intervention from outside of the body.
Without its unencumbered capacity to protect itself, the body
becomes predisposed towards all manner of unfortunate conditions. More than that, without its ability to heal
itself, those unfortunate conditions become threats that the body is ill-equipped to deal with. The body can
progress to a state where it is just short of being defenseless.
The lesson that can be learned from this is that the health of the
spine can serve as an indication of the health of the entire body. Chiropractic care takes this knowledge and works
toward a resolution of not only immediate issues but also toward a restoration of overall proper spinal alignment.
The next logical question is how this is accomplished.
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