Learn how chiropractic care will help relieve pain and restore communication in all areas of your body to promote overall wellness.
A Gonstead chiropractor like Dr. Martin can help you in two major ways.
First, chiropractic adjustments relieve pain.
Many people have come to expect that pain, especially back and neck pain, is just a part of life. It’s a common misperception that our backs just get tired over time. Arthritis happens to everyone, or so people think. Headaches are “normal.” Right? Well, yes and no. If you’re treating back pain in a conventional way (by soothing the symptoms and ignoring the cause), then yes: pain is going to be a part of your life.
But people interested in a holistic, wellness-based lifestyle know that pain is not normal. Chiropractic adjustments deal with the root causes, helping you kick the pain for good. Adjustments not only feel great, providing immediate relief, they help you maintain better posture and alignment in the long-term and give you a fighting chance against all the stiffness and strain associated with a misaligned spine.
Second, chiropractic adjustments clear up your body’s communication channels.
As you already know, the brain controls everything in the body. But what a lot of people forget is that the brain is connected to the rest of the body by way of the spinal cord. The spinal cord passes through the spine itself. When a person’s spine is out of alignment, it can choke off the messages the brain is trying to send throughout the body.
Imagine trying to water your garden with your car parked on top of your garden hose. Some water might trickle out, but if the plants don’t get all the water they need, what happens? They shrivel up and die.
It’s no different with our bodies. The brain needs to be able to “talk to” the rest of the body for optimal health. When a misaligned vertebra puts pressure on the nerves, the messages don’t get through. Chiropractic adjustments relieve the pressure and re-open the communication channels. That’s why a healthy, properly aligned spine has positive health effects throughout the entire body.
Chiropractic adjustments help people overcome a wide range of health problems, including vertigo/dizziness, headaches, migraines, tintinitus, constipation or other digestive issues, improved sex life and social life, reprieve from depression and disability, and more. Initially, these might not seem like concerns a chiropractor could help with. But when you understand that all the vital systems of the body are controlled via messages passing through the spinal cord, it makes perfect sense.
Misaligned spine = choked nerve = blocked message = health problems
Aligned spine = free nerve = messages passing through = healthy function
It’s not the chiropractic that heals the body. It’s really the body healing itself. And that is truly holistic wellness.