Your brain sends and receives messages to and from the rest
of your body, through your spinal cord. These messages are what tells your heart
how to beat, your lungs to breathe, your legs to walk. The spinal cord is surrounded
and protected by the 24 moving bones of the spinal column.
Everything from turning, twisting, bending and lifting, to slips, falls, or heavy
exertion can force the bones of the spine to kink or irritate the spinal cord and
spinal nerves. This makes it hard for the messages from your brain to be heard by
the rest of your body and can cause numbness, tingling and pain, not just in your
back, but in any and all parts of the body.
My job as a chiropractor is to gently move the bones of your spine back into their
correct position allowing your nervous system to return to normal function. This
adjustment can help eliminate the aches and pains you may be treating differently
or not at all.