What’s the Connection?

In chiropractic, we teach the connection between the nerves in your spine and your overall health.  Without a healthy nervous system, it is impossible for your body to function optimally.  Yet we are trained to believe that nothing is wrong unless we feel pain.  And then we use a lotion, potion or pill to cover up the symptoms rather than correct the underlying cause.  Quite simply, this approach to health doesn’t work.

This is why Chiropractic care is not JUST for pain.

parts of the nerve:

SENSORY – AUTONOMIC – MOTOR

1.  Sensory

  • If a sensory nerve is irritated or compressed enough, it can elicit PAIN.  It may also create tingling, burning, or aching.

2.  Autonomic

  • The part of the nervous system that controls visceral functions (organ function), including heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, micturition (urination), sexual arousal, breathing and swallowing.
  • If this system is damaged or dampened, the overall health effects may be subtle or significant, but you will not experience pain.

3.  Motor

  • The nerves that carry signals from the spinal cord to the muscles to produce (effect) movement.
  • If these nerves are compressed, irritated or damaged they can cause muscles to atrophy (stop working and wither away), muscle spasms, or cause a stiffness or “tight” feeling in the muscles of our spine and even in our shoulders, arms, legs and pelvis.

Compromised nerve function in your NECK can contribute to:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Allergies
  • Shoulder issues
  • Heart conditions
  • Lung and breathing issues

Compromised nerve function in your MID BACK can contribute to:

  • Shoulder issues
  • Mid back issues
  • Heart conditions
  • Digestive issues
  • Heart burn
  • Kidney conditions

Compromised nerve function in your LOW BACK can contribute to:

  • Constipation
  • Sterility
  • Menstrual problems
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Leg swelling and cramps

DID YOU KNOW?  Studies show that pressure equivalent to the weight of a quarter can reduce nerve function by up to 60%?

Are your spine and nervous system functioning at an optimum level?

Dr. Ryan Doyle and the Backfit Team

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