Written by Dr. Lucas Bruflat, on behalf of Stucky Chiropractic
Technology in today’s world rules us in virtually every avenue. Just look around and count how many heads are buried in phones perusing the latest social media updates. We are constantly being inundated with information, yet sometimes there are still things that aren’t understood or even known about. One of those topics is chiropractic.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? I still hear people say it’s all about “cracking” or they only associate chiropractic with pain relief. While this is true, chiropractic isgreat at a variety of aspects regarding pain relief, but it has a much deeper value to us all. It is a means to allow the body to take care of itself, yet it deals with one of the most important and intricate systems of the body.
Think about all the tasks you do on a daily basis that you don’t even acknowledge but they get done. Your heart continues to beat, your lungs continue to provide you with the air you need, and your food is digested. All of this happens without us giving it a glimmer of thought. So how do we accomplish these things, and how does chiropractic help?
The nervous system is the primary control system of the body. It is the originator, regulator, coordinator, and perpetuator of all functional cellular activity of the body. The spinal cord and nerves are protected by your vertebrae. Your spinal joints have over 800,000 mechanoreceptors at each vertebral level. When a proper chiropractic adjustment is delivered to the vertebral unit, a neuronal connection occurs in the brain from the firing of spinal mechanoreceptors.
The ability of this process to occur uninhibited is paramount to the vital functions that are required for us to continue to eat, sleep, breathe, move, think, and react to what life throws us! This is why a chiropractic adjustment can impact a person’s blood pressure, bladder function, fertility issues, immune system as well as positively impact a child’s brain development and function. Chiropractic serves as a means to ensure these processes are allowed to occur without interruption. The adjustment is how we can encourage the body to do what it knows how to do best, and that is to take care of itself and adapt to its environment.