According to Grey's Anatomy, the nervous system controls and coordinates every other system in the human body. The skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, immune system, endocrine system, waste removal system, and circulatory system, only function because of the nerves that communicate with these systems and connect them to our brains. These nerves run from our brain, through our spinal column, out to every organ in our bodies.
Imagine you are trying to water your garden. You turn on the hose, point the hose at your garden, and wait...but no water comes out. Then you realize there is a kink in the line, preventing the water from passing freely through the hose. You undo the kink and what happens? Water comes rocketing out the end. The same thing happens in our bodies when there is a "kink" in our spine. Chiropractors call these kinks, subluxations. When you have a subluxation, the vertebrae that are out of place are putting pressure on the nerves running past and stopping those nerves from sending and receiving the signals the brain needs to keep the body running optimally. These kinks could affect any number of our body's systems. When you undo the kinks, those nerves start to send the proper signals again and the systems those nerves were going to begin to heal and regulate the way they should.
The human body is designed to be self-regulating and self-healing. The part of the body responsible for the self-regulating and self-healing properties of the body is the nervous system. The spinal column is designed to protect the vital connection between the nervous system and the body. Therefore, an optimal functioning spine and nervous system equals optimal health.
Today in America our society has been taught that health is dictated by how a person feels. We also believe that when we don't feel good we need to go to the doctor, which typically results in medication. While modern medicine clearly has a time and place, it is our belief that we are a vastly overprescribed nation. Medication typically works by preventing symptoms rather than correcting problems at their source.
Here at NüVita Chiropractic, we use a very thorough analysis to find dysfunction in the body so we can correct it at the source. Once corrected, your body has the proper tools to adapt and heal over time without the need for drugs and surgery.