medically accurate illustration - painful spine

The nervous system is the primary control mechanism of the body. Its relationship with the spine is the focus and center of the chiropractic discipline. The spine provides two primary functions:

  • Allows for freedom of movement
  • Houses and protects the spinal cord

When vertebrae of the spine become misaligned or fixed due to trauma or repetitive injury, two major consequences will result:

  • Range of motion becomes limited
  • Spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord become compromised

Loss of normal mobility and neurological compromise of the spinal cord can lead to:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Instability
  • Disability

Conversely, restoring motion to the spine and the removal of neurological interference has significant, long-lasting health benefits. Through chiropractic adjustments of the spine, the doctor of chiropractic focuses to restore normal spinal motion and nerve expression. The body is then able to respond appropriately to any imbalance in the system, thus relieving symptoms and restoring overall health.