Chiropractic is about ADAPTATION.
How well are you adapting to the environment around you? Do you struggle with allergies, headaches, frequent colds, etc?
If so, how are you dealing with these symptoms? Are you simply covering up the symptom with medication, or are you searching for the cause?
At Discover Chiropractic & Wellness, we focus on you as a whole. We want to know how you are functioning, and how you are adapting! The cause of many of the symptoms listed above is due to our body's inability to properly adapt to constantly changing outside and inside factors. For example, allergies are a result of your immune system recognizing an irritant and mistaking it as harmful. The inability to adapt and heal properly may be directly related to how much stress your body is in, miscommunication between your brain and other body systems, or other underlying issues caused by physical, chemical, and emotional stress. You may have heard the term 'homeostasis' before, which is defined as a state of equilibrium within our body's internal environment-- a state in which we are functioning at 100%. We are taught in school that homeostasis is what we want to achieve, but in the chiropractic world, we should really be aiming for allostasis. Allostasis is the process by which we maintain homeostasis through CHANGE, and many times as chiropractors we see that our allostatic load is inversely related to how our immune system and other body systems function. If our allostatic load, also known as all of the external and internal stresses we experience, gets too great, we see a decrease in how our body functions and it's ability to fight off infection or heal from injuries, etc. Our external environment is constantly changing due to physical or chemical stress, therefore our internal environment is always needing to adapt to keep us healthy. Chiropractic care can assist your body's nervous system in maintaining allostasis, and boost your ability to adapt to your external and internal environment consistently and optimally.
After reading all of this, you might still have the question as to how chiropractic care can get you out of chronic back pain or neck pain, off of medications, boost your energy, and give you a whole new lease on life. It's honestly quite simple- if your brain is not able to communicate to your body using electronic impulses sent out through the nervous system to every organ, tissue, and cell in your body, you will not be able to heal or function at 100%. As a chiropractor, I am trained to look for interferences in your nervous system-- also known as subluxations. Once a subluxation is detected and corrected under chiropractic care, your body's internal communication system has the ability to flow naturally, and a positive outcome of that process is better health!