4 Ways to Explain How Chiropractic Works

4 Ways to Explain How Chiropractic Works

Chiropractic Rochester MN How Chiropractic Works

The human body is amazingly complex! Even those who have spent years studying it haven’t unlocked all its mysteries. However, here’s a few simple analogies that help explain how chiropractic works.

How Chiropractic Works Like a Garden Hose

If you ever used a garden hose, you’ve probably experienced the annoyance of a kink as it curled when you pulled it. Or maybe your brother stepped on it, or it got caught under a gate. At any rate, some interfered with the flow of water.

It doesn’t matter whether the kink happens at the spigot or close to the end, it stopped water from out the end. It that hose was attached to a sprinkler, and no water was flowing, the grass would be affected and begin to wither.

The grass dying may be the first thing you notice about the water not flowing. But the kink was there and water was stopped long before it noticeably affected the grass.

If we compare this to your body, the water is like the flow of life-giving information between the brain and body that allows you to function and thrive innately.

When your spinal cord nerves (the hose) get interference and pressure from misaligned vertebrae, it stops or slows the flow of signals. We call this a subluxation.

Your symptoms may pop up like the dying grass, but the root cause may be anywhere along the nerves that lead to that organ, tissue or gland.

As chiropractors in Rochester MN, Dr. Ed and Dr. Stacy identify and remove that pressure so your innate intelligence can flow once more!

How Chiropractic Works Like a Safety Pin

Picture a closed safety pin. Your brain is like the large head, your brain like the circle at the base. When your spine is aligned, your nervous system can send messages from the brain to the body via the spinal cord and back up again.

Now picture the safety pin open. The circuit is interrupted. Messages can’t get through! The brain may not get a clear picture of what is going on with the digestive system, for example. Without instruction from the brain, the digestive system doesn’t function as well resulting in constipation, heartburn, IBS or other digestive issues.

A chiropractic adjustment reconnects the nervous system circuit between the brain and body by specifically moving vertebrae back into their optimal position.

How did the circuit get interrupted in the first place? Vertebrae shift out of place under stress. It could be physical stress, like trauma from a car wreck or a micro trauma from years of sitting with poor posture.

Subluxations also come from emotional stress - picture how tense you feel during an argument. Chemical stress comes from poor nutrition or toxins that rob bones of their nutrients.

Whatever the cause, it’s important to get your spine checked by a chiropractor!

How Chiropractic Works Like a Tree Branch

After a storm, phone and electric companies work hard to make sure all their lines are clear from branches. Why? Because they interfere with how well the signals go through!

By now you know what we’re going to say - subluxations are basically a tree branch on your nerves that needs to be found and removed.

At Vitality Chiropractic, Dr. Ed and Dr. Stacy do a thorough exam to identify where you are subluxated. Then we adjust the bones in the direction and angle that they need to move. There’s no one-size-fits-all! We adjust your body the way your body needs.

How Chiropractic Works Like Misaligned Tires

If you own a vehicle for any length of time, at some point you may be told that the tires need to be realigned. Now it won’t stop you from getting where you need to go; you could absolutely keep on driving on those misaligned tires.

But what will happen? Your tires (and other vehicle parts) will deteriorate faster and won’t drive as smoothly!

Yes, you can leave your subluxations unattended for years. But misaligned bones will also put pressure on your discs, leaving you at risk for bulging or herniated discs, deteriorated vertebrae and a whole lot of pain and trouble! (Not to mention all the effects to the nervous system that we’ve already mentioned.)

So get your spine realigned today! Come to Vitality Chiropractic, Rochester MN. Give us a call at (507) 208-4538 for an appointment, or get our new patient special.


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