Corrective Care Mercer Island, WA

Chiropractic care is a manual healing method supported by the scientific fact that the human body is an autonomous, self-regulating, self-healing organism. The goal of corrective chiropractic care is:

  • To identify why the body’s natural healing abilities have been compromised, and
  • To return the body to its healthiest functioning state.

Many people consider chiropractic care when they suffer from neck pain, back pain, or headaches, but the pain is not the best gauge of the body’s health. Pain often does not appear until long after the body’s normal functioning and healing mechanisms suffered a breakdown. Treating just the pain would not resolve what initiated it, so relieving pain or other symptoms does not constitute healing.

Chiropractic Care promotes the healing of underlying conditions by restoring the optimal functioning of the nervous system without medication. This is vital to your body’s ability to function at its best. The nervous system is responsible for communicating information between the brain and every organ, tissue, and cell in the body, a healthy nervous system heightens the body’s ability to heal itself. Quality chiropractic care restores the body to its healthiest functioning before pain or symptoms are present.

Although the brain sits on top of your spinal column, it is actually at the center of the nervous system. Spinal nerves located between each vertebra of the spine relay information between the brain and the nerves, leading to all other systems of the body. When a vertebra is out of its proper alignment or not moving properly it is called a vertebral subluxation. When vertebrae are subluxated, they produce mechanical and chemical irritation on the spinal nerves. This irritation will manifest itself in several inter-related health issues and symptoms:

  • Organ dysfunction
  • Muscular tightness and spasms
  • Pain

Your spinal nerves and the signals they carry to and from the brain keep your entire system healthy and functioning similar to watering a healthy garden with a hose. If you were to turn down the water pressure on a garden hose, the amount of water coming out the end to nourish the garden would be decreased, much like how subluxations putting pressure on your spinal nerves will affect the quality of the signals being sent and received between your brain and all the organs, tissues and cells of your body. If the water in a particular part of your garden is continuously being affected, the garden will start to become weak and infected causing a strain on your garden as a whole. Irritation of spinal nerves will affect wherever those nerves are going as well as putting stress on the system as a whole. This overall stress may distract your system from taking care of even the simplest problem such as the common cold.

Chiropractors examine the spine to identify subluxations that impair the nervous system’s normal functioning, impede natural healing processes, and lead to other health issues and symptoms. Chiropractic care identifies subluxations you may not even realize you have — before pain or other symptoms occur.

Chiropractors correct subluxations so that the nervous system and all body systems rely on its function at their best. When restoring proper vertebral alignment, chiropractic care improves nerve flow and communication throughout the body. It will also correct compensatory malfunctions, related degeneration, and symptoms.

With appropriate chiropractic care, the body experiences healing of underlying conditions and benefits from long-lasting improvements in functioning.

  • Tight muscles relax
  • Blood flow improves
  • Pain levels decrease
  • Overall health and wellness improve.

The extent to which symptoms improve depends greatly on the severity and length of time that spinal and nervous tissues were irritated or under the effect of stressors. Like allowing a crooked tree in the yard to grow large before attempting to straighten it, subluxations that have been left untreated for a long time take considerably more chiropractic treatments to correct. Nevertheless, it is never too late for chiropractic care to improve your pain and health. The human body has tremendous regenerative capabilities, and with the proper support, it can do amazing things.