Hi. My name is Dr. Cheryl Humphrey D.C. I have been asked this question two or three times this week. I know that we typically think chiropractic will help pain. I hear people say, " I have back (or neck) pain. I need to call my chiropractor." That is a great time to see a chiropractor, but when you are in pain there is already changes made in your body that will take time to change back to normal or close to normal. Pain is your body telling you there is a problem and usually it has been going on a while before you ever feel the pain.
As a chiropractor, I check the spine to make sure the vertebra (bones of the spine) are moving like they were made to do. If one of them is not moving properly it causes inflammation in the muscles and nerves in that area. Nerves go from your brain down the spinal column and spread out to every part of the body. When there is inflammation it causes a disturbance in the flow of information from the brain to where that nerve is going. This causes the body to not be able to respond the way it needs too. Eventually this leads to dis-ease in that area. You may feel stiff or pain in the area. When we free up the vertebra the nerves are able to communicate with the brain and function the way it is suppose to. This increases your immune system, range of motion, and ability to do what you want to do in life.
Chiropractic is awesome to help you have and maintain a healthy, active life! Call your chiropractor today!
If you need a chiropractor and live in the San Angelo, TX region give me a call. I am here to help!