The basic premise of chiropractic is to allow the body to perform at its best, free of any form of interference. We've all heard that we have 206 bones, but have you ever thought of how many joints are in your body? 360. Those joints are maintained by different soft tissues, including the hundreds of muscles. Sometimes the 206 bones, 360 joints and hundreds of muscles are placed under more stress than they can handle. This overload diminishes your ability to perform and can result in injury. Keeping these interconnected parts working in unison is vital to your health. Whether you're just working on basic mobility or pushing for a record you have the same pieces working together.
Painful injuries can result from sudden movements or long-term overuse. When a misalignment occurs in any joint the body must adapt to perform the same movements and functions. Adaptations can be as simple as using the same muscles to a lesser/greater degree or as complex as recruiting other joints and muscles while shutting off others to accomplish an altered movement pattern. These maladaptations, if left untreated, can lead to degeneration of muscles, cartilage, joints and even bone. The nervous system is responsible for the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Maladaptations disrupt normal communication between the brain and the body. This further complicates the degeneration that can cause pain and dysfunction.
In many cases chiropractic can help alleviate pain and correct the biomechanical dysfunctions that cause it. However, it is your body and you are the one ultimately responsible for it. It takes an active role on your end to help retrain and heal your body. Unfortunately, there are instances that chiropractic is unable to provide the desired results. As your chiropractor, determining if chiropractic is going to be beneficial is one of my greatest responsibilities. It's assured that if my treatment is not going to achieve the results or that another professional would better serve you, I will assist you in finding that provider