Your body is a system that depends on each part to work properly. When one part of your body is struggling, the rest of your body will also struggle to regulate itself and stay healthy. Think of when you have a tooth infection, your tooth has the ability to harm the rest of your body, and even has the ability to become fatal if it isn’t treated. The same goes for the rest of your body, to some degree or another. So, it makes sense that your digestive health is important as well, meaning it’s also important that you take care of it. But how can you maintain your digestive health, and can chiropractic care help your digestive system?
What Is a Subluxation
A subluxation is a term used, often in the chiropractic field, to describe what happens when one vertebrae in the spine moves out of it’s normal position. The world is derived from Latin words meaning slightly and to dislocate.
When subluxation occurs, the misaligned vertebrae create pressure and puts stress on the spinal nerves, the blood vessels, and the surrounding muscles. This pressure and stress can cause an imbalance of processes in the spinal column, and within the entire body. As time goes on, the untreated subluxation settles, and the damage to the nerves gets worse, with different stages of subluxation degeneration.
Subluxations can occur in a variety of ways, such as via a car accident, due to sports injuries, birth trauma, pregnancy, a fall or sudden force, or other trauma. Sometimes, improper sleeping position, poor posture, or even incorrect weightlifting can cause subluxations.
Our Chiropractors in Fort Lauderdale are skilled in correcting subluxations, as well as other misalignments. They are able to restore the position of the vertebrae, usually using a variety of hands-on techniques. In normal circumstances, these treatments are completely painless, however those with severe trauma may experience some discomfort and minor pain at first. These treatments are suitable for most adults, even those who are pregnant. Those who suffer from severe seizure disorders may wish to gain prior doctor approval before seeing a chiropractor.
How a Subluxation Can Interfere With The Signals From the Brain
Think of your spinal cord and column like a highway, this highway is crucial and connects your brain to your body. When something is wrong with a part of the highway, your brain may struggle to allow “traffic” to the rest of your body, and vice versa. If a nerve is damaged or is having issues, the electrical signals that take place may struggle to properly travel throughout the body, interfering with what reaches your brain and body, and how they correspond.
Healthy people need a healthy spinal column and cord, as it is one of the most important parts of your body. Without your spinal cord, you would die, and so taking care of your spinal area is extremely important to do. When your spinal column is struggling, the rest of your body is also going to struggle, especially as your neurons and nerves fail to process and send signals to your brain. Those with damage in this area may experience things like:
- Pains and numbness throughout the body
- Headaches & Migraines
- Mental fog and trouble understanding/concentrating
- Balance issues
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble walking and moving normally
- Troubles with speech
- Digestion and stomach problems
- Problems with sleeping
- Inability to retain information
- Troubles with remembering
- Issues with swallowing/eating
- Eyesight issues
- And more!
In fact, your brain and your spinal column are responsible for every single aspect of our body and your life. There isn’t a single thing that your body could do without your brain, and without your brain’s ability to communicate via the spinal column. When you have subluxation, this may severely damage your brain’s ability to communicate, due to the pathways being damaged and out of order. Because of this, failing to treat subluxation is debilitating and dangerous.
How A Properly Aligned Spine Keeps Your Nervous System Healthy
Your spinal column helps protect your most important “highway.” Your spinal cord is the most essential nerve you have in your entire body, and without it, you wouldn’t be able to live. Your spinal alignment helps keep your spinal column and cord protected and functioning properly. When your spine is misaligned, your nervous system will struggle to communicate and function properly.
When you visit your chiropractor, they’ll form an effective treatment plan that “opens up” your “highway” allowing your nerves to fire properly, as they should. When your spine is aligned properly, your nerves will have the space that they need to function as they should, without risk of any pinching or damage. However, if your spine is misaligned, you’ll likely suffer from plenty of nasty side effects, such as:
- Confusion and mental issues
- Trouble moving and walking
- Pain, tingling, and numbness
- Issues with gripping objects
- Vision problems
- Breathing problems
- Stability problems
- Mental health issues
- Digestive issues
- Sleeping issues
- Problems regulating your bladder and bowels
- Problems reading and focusing
And plenty more.
Your spine helps keep your nerves operating as they should, at least when it’s properly aligned. Your nerves control every aspect of your body, even your digestive system. Your digestive system relies heavily on signals from your brain to operate properly, and when these signals are obscured in some way, it will struggle to function and may cause plenty of issues. Your digestive system is heavily regulated by your digestive system, and when the nerves in your body can’t communicate or function, your stomach will struggle along with everything else.
Your chiropractor is able to use a toolbox of treatments and methods to help keep your spinal column aligned, your nerves properly firing, and your digestive system in top shape. The treatments employed are safe, effective, and non-invasive. Your chiropractor will discuss with you what you’re comfortable with, and will formulate a treatment plan to fit your wants, needs, and your health.
If you’re struggling with digestion issues, seeing a chiropractor may be just the thing that you need to return your digestive system to optimal health. A chiropractor can also help your nervous system function properly, usually through the way of proper spinal alignment. A chiropractor isn’t just good at helping your backache, they’re able to treat your entire body with safe effective treatments that are a fine solution for many ailments without the use of medications and invasive procedures. Your chiropractor is a trained professional, and chiropractic care is suitable for all types of people to help treat all sorts of ailments. Don’t let yourself stomach your issues any longer, contact your chiropractor today to hear more about the many treatment options available to you.