Even as you read these very words… millions of nerve impulses are communicating in your body. Branching off your spinal cord are millions of nerves that spread throughout your entire body. These nerves make up the greatest and most complex communication system on earth. As I like to tell patients, “The greatest doctor in the world is your nervous system.”
Your nervous system is like an incredible orchestra conductor, keeping your heart beating, reminding you to sweat, monitoring your hydration, telling you when it’s time to go to the bathroom, eat, and sleep. How does all this work? The brain communicates these commands to the rest of the body through the spinal cord. It’s true that the world’s greatest doctor lives inside you! When the brain can communicate with the body, good health occurs. The problem is when the brain is blocked from communicating signals to the rest of the body, because the spinal cord isn’t functioning properly.
In studying the nervous system, B.J. Palmer asked, “How can this perfect system develop problems?” They found the answer in the spine. The spine is the gateway to great health. What B.J. Palmer discovered was that when the spine is at 100%, it seems the body can function at optimum health, without pain.
Pain occurs when a blockage occurs in the spine, i.e. blocking the brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body. The solution that is unique to chiropractors is called the chiropractic alignment. Chiropractic isn’t just for a pain free life. Chiropractic is about promoting good health, reducing disease, and enhancing personal energy. It’s true… that the world’s greatest doctor lives inside of you when your spine is working at 100%! The good news is that many of our patients have gotten completely out of pain and been able to avoid surgery through the power of chiropractic.
If you have questions, please call us at (309) 692-6800, we’re here to help!