Vertebrae (the bones in your back) fit together so that mental impulses (nerve supply) produced in your brain may filter down your spinal cord and out over your nerves. These messages are responsible for communicating information throughout your body so that growth, repair, and healing may take place. When vertebrae are out of their natural alignment, the potential for nerve interference is great.
Doctors of Chiropractic lay their hands on your back and gently re-line the vertebrae into their natural position. This process may take weeks or months depending on the amount of misalignment. As alignment is restored, the nerve supply more effectively communicates throughout your body, and healing may now take place. As your body heals, the symptoms begin to diminish.
Since all body functions are controlled by the brains sending and receiving of messages over nerves, when nerves become stretched or twisted (commonly referred to as a “pinched nerve”), this vital communication system is disrupted. These neurological disruptions are called subluxations.
Subluxations can cause abnormal posture, which applies tension on the vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This increased tension interferes with blood flow to vital organs. Lack of oxygen in cells, tissues, and organs cause dysfunction and disease. One or more parts of the body may begin to fail, as well as health in general. Subluxations can also foster the onset of sickness and disease as the body weakens.
Instead of treating the symptoms of the disease, the Doctor of Chiropractic corrects the subluxations, so that normal body function may take place.
The pushing, pulling, and twisting on the newborn’s neck and spine during birth commonly causes the small vertebrae to be pushed out of place. Subluxations at this early age may lead to problems with growth and internal organ function. Studies have indicated a connection with abnormal alignment of the bones in the neck and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Some of the nerves exiting the neck carry vital mental impulses to the diaphragm, which is responsible for proper breathing. Doctors of Chiropractic carefully check the newborn’s neck for nerve interference that could lead to respiratory problems.
Then, throughout life, falls, injuries, and stress commonly cause subluxations. Young children may fall down several times a day, a common occurrence that along with contact sustained sports activities may cause vertebrae to move out of their natural alignment. Also, auto accidents commonly cause a postural problem in the neck known as whiplash. This can lead to serious problems with nerve interference.
The chiropractic approach to health care is absolutely safe and all natural. It does not try to stimulate, inhibit, or mimic normal body function. Instead, the chiropractor addresses the very important relationship between the nervous system and disease. The systemic effect of vertebral subluxations is complex. Many illnesses may be manifested in your body due to abnormal body function caused by these subluxations. In light of this, your chiropractor may be the best doctor to help you and your family.
Charlotte Wellness Center is equipped with state of the art equipment in order to give you the best care possible. Dr. Gotro continually updates his knowledge, through classes and seminars, in order to always provide the most current and effective methods to help you with your specific health concerns. At Charlotte Wellness Center you will always be treated as an individual. It is our goal that our service and care be second to none!