The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell.
Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine. Commonly used for pain relief though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture do so for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain. Acupuncture is rarely used alone but rather as an adjunct to other treatment modalities.
When considering a visit to the chiropractor, you may be asking friends and relatives for input about your options in seeking treatment. And although you may be provided with some helpful answers to your questions, beware of misinformed facts about chiropractic care that may influence your decision to look elsewhere. Like all practices, there are good and bad providers in every field, whether you go to see a medical doctor or a chiropractor. Here are 5 common myths about chiropractic, and why you should politely pass up advice from those who use them to justify skipping a trip to the clinic to see your local chiropractor.