Chiropractic is all about changing maps in the brain. Chiropractors are experts at correcting joint dysfunction, also known as subluxation. Joint dysfunction, or subluxation, happens when the signal from the joint to the brain is dampened or diminished.
This signal is known as proprioception. In other words, your brain holds a map of your body through the nervous system, through which it easily communicates with all the joints and muscles.
Over time or with inactivity that map becomes less defined and communication becomes dampened or even lost. Muscles tighten to protect the spine.
The chiropractic adjustment restores motion to the joint allowing the brain to update its map of the joint and the surrounding muscles. This allows the tightened protective muscles to relax and enjoy better communication with the brain.
Benefits of Chiropractic Therapies
Better joint function
When joints move properly they stay healthy. When they stop moving they degenerate. Chiropractic restores motion to the joint which helps to lubricate the joint capsule.
Better Organ Function
Chiropractic adjustments can increase the nerve signal to the intestines, heart, lungs stomach and sex organs. This stimulates the organs to help improve their function.
Multiple studies have shown that those under chiropractic care have a far greater immune competence when compared to those people who had not received chiropractic care.
Many professional athletes utilize chiropractic care. One reason is because it can improve response time and muscle reflexes making them quicker and more explosive.
Chiropractic adjustment is an input to the brain, particularly the cerebellum which controls movement and coordination. When communication from the joints to the brain increases balance improves.
Research shows that chiropractic care can improve a person’s circulatory system, which is how blood flows through the body. This allows for better blood flow and improved oxygenation to the brain.
Reduced Recovery time
Recovery time from surgery, illness or injury can be reduced with regular chiropractic care. As nerves are stimulated and muscles relax, fluids in the body travel towards the area of injury, bringing with it oxygen and other essential nutrients that can promote healing.
Improved muscle tone
Muscle tone is the amount of stiffness or tension in a resting muscle as well as its adaptability. An adjustment can activate or switch on the internal stretch detectors of the muscle belly resulting in improved function of muscle fibers and therefore improved muscle control and tone.
Dr. Adams Explains Chiropractic
Chiropractic is about letting the body heal itself. The way to do that is to restore motion to fixated joints so the nerves, muscles and other tissues can function properly.