30 Nov More than just Back Pain
When you hear the word Chiropractor, most people will immediately think of back pain and neck pain. Although it is true that Chiropractors can aid in the management of these ailments, the benefits of Chiropractic care go far deeper into ones overall health and wellbeing. My priority for my clients is to assess overall function, rather than only focusing on symptoms. You may have heard me say in clinic that pain isn’t always the best indicator of what’s going on for the body. Which is why we do a range of tests to assess overall function.
With the busy end of year season upon us, many people will naturally feel more run down and lethargic, as the stress begins to build. Although many people originally seek Chiropractic care because of back pain and other similar ailments, they may also find that with care their energy levels rise as their stress decreases. When you come for a consult with myself, I can also assess whether your pain is originated from a structural cause or if stress is having an impact. By using NET, we can decrease the physiology of the stress pattern occurring in your body, which may result in more long term relief from pain.
The function of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves), is to send messages to every muscle, organ and tissue in our body. It regulates the function of all the bodily systems. The role of the spine is not only to provide movement, but more importantly, to protect the delicate spinal cord from damage. When spinal misalignments (subluxations) put pressure on this system, the nerves can become “choked” or “pinched”. This may result in various symptoms, other than physical pain.
Spinal misalignments are commonly thought to be caused by only physical stress. The truth is that nutritional stress (fatty foods, sugars, preservatives); chemical stress (pollution, medications, alcohol, personal care products) and emotional stress can all affect our nervous system. I utilise muscle testing to help identify these causes, and to determine the best treatment approach for you.
We all tend to over indulge a little over the festive season, and our health can suffer as a result. Keeping up with your regular Chiropractic treatments can help your body better cope with the physical, nutritional, chemical and emotional stressors it may come across at this busy time of year. When we’re feeling our best we can get the most out of our holiday season!