Chiropractic is one of the few forms of health care that encourages your body to function and perform at its best in a natural way. There is a common misconception that Chiropractic is solely used for back and neck pain however there are many other ways your body could be benefiting. Your Nervous System, housed by your spine, controls every movement, system, muscle and cell in your body and without it we simply could not survive. Often we challenge our Spine and Nervous System with physical, emotional and chemical stressors which can lead to subluxations (nerve interferences). It only takes the weight of a 10 cent coin to inhibit your nerve’s function by 60% - imagine that was the nerve to your heart, liver, stomach or reproductive organs? Our objective and purpose through a gentle and specific spinal adjustment is to remove that interference and allow your body to heal itself, perform better and systemically function at its best.
Chiropractic and natural health is not a quick fix for back pain, it is a lifelong commitment to letting you be the best that you can be. Chiropractic is for all ages, and many people are surprised that babies and children get Chiropractic care too. By ensuring a Nervous System that is free of interference right from the start, we are not only preventing problems later, but allowing their growing bodies to achieve the best start in life. Unfortunately our current paradigm of "sick care” only encourages people to take action when there is a problem. If maintenance was not important then there wouldn’t be any need for us to exercise, eat well, have our teeth checked or even have our cars serviced regularly. This is why athletes see Chiropractors, because they know that it is a way to ensure faster recovery, better performance and get the edge that their competitors may not have.
Chiropractic and your Immune system
Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York's Preventive Medicine Institute and professor in Environmental Health at New York University and his team measured 107 individuals who had received long-term Chiropractic care. The chiropractic patients were shown to have a 200% greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care, and a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer or serious diseases. Pero found no decline with the various age groups in the study demonstrating that the DNA repairing enzymes were just as present in long-term chiropractic senior groups as they were in the younger groups.
Chiropractic and Performance
True strength is not about the size of your muscles; you cannot gain muscle fibres without motor neurons being activated from signals from the brain. The more motor units (combination of a single neuron and its muscles fibres) that you can recruit, the more muscle fibres you can activate and in turn apply more force. More force = heavier weights. Without a clear pathway from your brain to those motor units (nerve interferences), the signals are not sent effectively, and therefore affect your gains.
Did you know that all 32 of the NFL Super Bowl teams 2016 had a Chiropractor on staff at each of their the games?