You have probably heard that chiropractic is great for many conditions. Migraine headaches, carpal tunnel, numbness and tingling in the limbs and many more. But what is it about chiropractic that allows it to benefit so many seemingly unrelated conditions?
Consider that when the body is first forming the FIRST organs to form are the brain and nerves. From this frame work all the other organs from the stomach to the liver are formed. This is because the nerves are how the brain sends electrical energy to the organs causing them to function.
The spinal vertebrae protect the nerves just like the skull protects the brain. No other organ is offered special protection like this. If damage occurs to the brain or nerves the muscle or organ that nerve goes to stops working well or may even not work at all. This is why spinal injuries can cause paralysis by the way.
This is where chiropractic enters the picture. It is a well known fact that spinal bones can get out of place and pinch the nerves exiting the spine. This is called a subluxation and is the root condition chiropractors treat. When a nerve is being pinched by misaligned bones in the spine the organ or muscle at the end of that nerve do not work properly because they are getting only a fraction of the message and power from the brain. Its very similar to how a light bulb functioning at 50% power emits less light that if it is receiving full power.
This is the #1 reason chiropractic improves health. Regular chiropractic care ensures the energy supply from the brain to the muscles and organs is as good as it can possibly be. You need this nerve flow to be as good as possible to make sure your body is reaching its full potential.