When was the last time you had your spine checked?
For many people, that answer is “never.” While it is commonplace to get your teeth checked by a dentist from childhood on, the majority of the people have yet to experience the benefits of a chiropractic check-up for their spine.
It’s unfortunate, since your spine protects the most important part of your body: Your Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS consists of your brain, spinal cord and 31 pairs of nerves that act as information cables which send signals to every system in the body. These nerves send signals to muscles, organs, tissues and tell your body how to function and most importantly, how to repair itself.
However, trauma, stress, and repetitive strains can cause the spine to move out of its normal alignment.These misalignments of the spine, also called subluxations, compress and irritate the delicate nerves and can cause these signals to be reduced and disrupted resulting in common secondary symptoms.
Some common symptoms and warning signs associated with subluxation:
Your chiropractor will perform complete case history and physical examination, which can include specialized diagnostic tests such as posture, X-ray and computerized assessment of the nerves.
Chiropractors are specially trained, with over 7 years of doctorate level schooling, to detect and gently correct spinal misalignments, without the side effects that come with drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic has been proven safe and effective for people of all ages. Patients under regular chiropractic care experience:
Have you had your spine checked by a chiropractor? What are you waiting for?
If you are in the Vancouver area, click here to book a consultation and examination with one of our doctors. You can also reach us at 604-620-9595.