Our Truspine San Francisco clinic offers chiropractic care services designed to bring healing to the body without the use of medications or invasive surgical procedures.
Chiropractic Treatment We Offer
Chiropractic healthcare providers specialize in the health and function of the spine and nervous system. They use spinal manipulation and active release technique to bring the musculoskeletal structure into proper alignment, which could allow the body to begin to heal itself. Because of this focus on the spine, many people believe that chiropractors are only equipped to assist with issues such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches. In reality, chiropractic care is really about helping patients pursue total health and wellbeing, helping people to feel great and get the most out of life by functioning at their optimal potential.
Digging into the Spine and Central Nervous System
Chiropractic treatment focuses primarily on the spine. The spine is positioned to protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a part of a bigger system called the central nervous system. The spine is similar to a set of armor made up of segments that allow it to bend and move naturally with the rest of the body. A spinal segment consists of two vertebrae and the joints that connect them. In between each vertebra sits a spongey disc that acts as a cushion. Underneath our vertebral armor, a whole lot is happening. Our bodies send messages that travel up the spinal cord and into the brain. The brain processes these messages and sends replies back down the spinal cord to let the body know how to respond.
The central nervous system is a big information highway that carries vital messages to every part of the body. Sometimes the wear and tear of everyday life can impact the spine and cause spinal segments to get restricted or fixated incorrectly. This type of wear and tear can happen gradually, such as from bad posture, or it can occur suddenly, such as a result of sports injuries.
Because of the close relationship between the spine and the nervous system, everyday strains can impact the flow of information and communication between the brain and the body. This can cause messages to be delivered inaccurately or to go undelivered altogether. When abnormal movement in the spine causes this type of miscommunication, it is known as a vertebral subluxation or an intersegmental dysfunction. By making quick, gentle adjustments to the spine, chiropractors can restore the natural movement and functioning.
Are You Ready To Supercharge Your Engine?
If the central nervous system is like the engine of your body, a chiropractor acts like a mechanic performing a tune-up. Please keep in mind that as you are adjusted you may hear a popping sound. This is normal and completely harmless. It’s just the release of gas from between your spinal segments, and it’s no more significant than any other release of gas from the body. So, are you ready to supercharge your engine? Schedule your appointment with our San Francisco Chiropractor today.