Spinal Health is Important
Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with spinal health. Misalignments of the spine can have devastating effects on the human body, including issues with the spine, pelvis and joints. These misalignments are commonly referred to as subluxations and they can be responsible for a number of serious health problems.
The health issues caused by subluxations tend to get worse the longer they are left uncorrected. Subluxations and spinal trauma suffered as a child will often be responsible for problems that develop in adulthood. This is why maintaining proper spinal health
is vital from early childhood onward as we continue to age.
Residents of Etobicoke, Royal York and the Bloor West area have access to excellent chiropractic services. Residents who understand the importance of maintaining spinal health can take full advantage of the services offered by Etobicoke chiropractors. These people generally are able to lead healthier and more active lives as a result.
How Subluxations Negatively Affect Your Health
Our bodies are incredibly complex and are comprised of a number of important systems. The central nervous system is essentially the computer that communicates to the rest of the body and controls how the body performs. The central nervous system is comprised of the brain, the spine and a complex network of nerves. The brain is constantly sending and receiving messages from the rest of the body and these messages travel along the spinal cord across the network of nerves.
A subluxation is a blockage along the central nervous system that prevents the brain and spinal cord from properly sending or receiving messages. If a subluxation goes untreated it can cause additional stress on the spine leading to posture problems
and a shortening of muscles. Discomfort may be felt in the following areas as a result:
- Upper/lower back
Misaligned vertebrae often cause nerves to be pinched off. The pinched nerves communicate pain signals back to the brain. If the subluxation is not relieved at this point, it may prevent some internal organs from functioning at peak efficiency. The area of the subluxation will often become inflamed with swelling, making it tender and increasingly painful. The muscles in the surrounding area also become tighter leading to further pain and postural problems.
Uncorrected subluxations will gradually increase in size and this means additional pain and health issues as well. In some cases, subluxations can be responsible for arthritis and even organ malfunction.
Protecting Your Health
The good news is that a professional chiropractor can treat subluxations and reverse the negative results that they cause. If you have suffered a spinal trauma or have reason to believe you may have a subluxation it is important to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor
The chiropractor will be able to look at the complete medical history and perform a thorough assessment in order to determine a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Even if you are not currently experiencing pain or discomfort, you can still benefit greatly from a spinal check. It may point out potential concerns that could compromise your health in the future.
Don't take chances with your health; consult an Etobicoke chiropractor today for a spinal assessment.