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The Science Behind the Chiropractic Adjustment

Female chiro adjusting woman's neckChiropractic care is based on your body and brain communicating through your nervous system to its best level. This is hindered when your spine is subluxated (when your spine is restricted in movement and interfering with your nerves). When you get your subluxations corrected, there are countless benefits to your bodies function, and your overall health and wellbeing. But what happens when we correct your subluxations?

When we adjust your subluxations (pushes and pulls into your spine) there is an immediate effect. More information is sent to your brain, therefore your brain has more knowledge about what is going on in your body. This makes it easier for your brain to adapt to the situation you are in.

For example, your brain can adapt and modify motor commands to create better and eventually perfect movements. This translates into a few different areas:

Improved Core Stability

Whenever you want to move a limb, your brain should send information to your core muscles to stabilise your body. Then you can move your limb in a safe and controlled manner. Subluxations can cause your brain the messages to get scramble as they are sent to the muscles in your core. This results in a lack of stability through your body which can cause and contribute to injury and dysfunction.

Other areas that research shows is directly linked to having your subluxations corrected are: quicker reaction times, enhanced muscle function and strength, improved balance, injury prevention and an improvement in your overall quality of life.

By making sure your body communicates accurately and quickly with your brain, your brain is better placed to deal with everything that you are doing in day to day life. As you can imagine, this is not something that occurs overnight.

If your spine has been subluxated for a long time (which is the case for most adults) then your brain is more familiar with a lack of sensory information from the body.

Unfortunately, this takes time for your brain and body to become used to. In the short term, your brain and body revert back to what it is more familiar with, rather than this new and updated version. Research shows that for these changes to occur and be long lasting, you must get your spine checked for those subluxations and corrected on a regular basis – just like learning to play the piano or riding a bike. This takes lots of practice before you are amazing at it. Time, repetition and consistency are key.

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