We know that the brain receives information about the environment from the sensory organs like the eyes, ears and skin, but did you know that your muscles are also sensory organs?
As you move, your muscles stretch and send information to your brain telling it what your body is doing. You probably think of your biceps or triceps when we talk about muscles, but it is also true for those tiny, smaller muscles at the base of your spine and skull.
These small muscles play a very important role. They tell your brain what your spine or your core is doing. These small muscles attach to your 24 independent vertebrae, which allows your body to move, twist and bend through every motion of your busy day. Your vertebrae encase and help protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every muscle, tissue and organ of the body.
The nervous system is made of your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves.
The energy that flows through your nervous system in your body is like electricity. In order to have that electricity flow normally and freely, we need to have a well functioning spine.
If your spinal segments start to move in a dysfunctional way because of, for example, an accident or bad posture, the communication between your small muscles and your brain become distorted; that is what chiropractors refer to as a vertebral subluxation.
These subluxations are actually joint dysfunctions that can cause you to experience pain, discomfort, decreased mobility, or many other symptoms and conditions. Joint dysfunctions often go unnoticed and can cause miscommunication between your brain and body.
Joint dysfunctions in the spine may eventually lead to symptoms in other parts of the body as well. These symptoms are your body’s only way of letting you know something is wrong.
Unfortunately, the absence of pain is not an indication of health. By the time pain and symptoms appear, the problem may have been present for months, even years. The great news is that you can help prevent these types of symptoms and conditions with routine chiropractic care. By restoring healthy movements to the spinal segments, chiropractic adjustments help improve body and brain communication.
When your brain can accurately perceive what is going on inside and out, it can better control your body for this situation at hand and move muscles in the right order.
Benefits of chiropractic care may include any of the following:
- Improved nerve communication in the body
- Improved motion, coordination, physical function and performance
- Improved posture
- Improved sleep
- Relief from back and neck pain, headaches
- Relief from leg, knee, foot and ankle pain
- Relief from arm, wrist, shoulders or elbow pain
- Relief from stress and tension disorders
- Relief from chronic injuries
Everyone, from growing children to active seniors, can benefit from regular chiropractic care. Because we know that when communication is reestablished everything flows better.
By Sandra Genest-Boudreau | Christophe O. Alves
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Sandra Genest-Boudreau is French-Canadian, who graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990 before coming to the Algarve in 2002. She is passionate about adjusting all her patients, particularly children. Christophe Alves graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) UK, and has a special interest in Sport Chiropractic. Algarve Quiroprática clinic: EN125 in Pêra | 282 312 853 | 969 397 375
Licença da ERS n.º 17485/2019 de 11-06-2019