What is Chiropractic?
Imagine your body as a series of joints methodically put together to achieve motion (mobility). The spine is the most complex structure in the human body comprised of more than 200 bones and over 650 muscles. The bones are connected by joints which are aligned a specific way to allow smooth, stable and controlled movement. Muscles attach above and below to those joints, which generate force to produce movement.
When there is an alteration in mobility or alignment of a joint that affects the ability to function normally, it is referred to as a subluxation.
A subluxation can also cause an imbalance in the nervous system. This creates symptoms, such as pain (local or radiating), numbness and tingling, or weakness to list a few examples.
Your nervous system controls movement, posture, balance, and it regulates all bodily functions. Which is why Chiropractic adjustments can affect digestion, for example.
Subluxations are typically caused by traumatic or repetitive use injuries, poor posture, lack of exercise, or some combination of these factors. Nutrition, stress, and genetic predisposition can also play a role.
Chiropractic treatment safely reduces subluxations and improves joint mobility and alignment with minimal stress to the joints and supportive soft tissues. This decreases the amount of biomechanical stress at the level of the joint which reduces dysfunction and pain.
If subluxations are not addressed properly, over time, these effects can lead to additional wear and tear to the joint and supportive soft tissues, resulting in joint inflammation, scar tissue formation, and imbalanced muscles and function.
Chiropractors are board certified and licensed.
What Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Treat?
Professional chiropractic adjustments can help treat:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Chronic stress (by releasing muscle tension)
- Injuries from car accidents
- Sports injuries
- Herniated disks
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure and its functional abilities. Our goal at Minneapolis Health and Wellness in Minneapolis is to both alleviate pain and improve or restore mobility, alignment, and stability, which leads to improved function and quality of life.
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