Our brain controls everything. From how we perceive and respond to the world to our emotions to the healing process, not to mention it’s responsible for the function of every single cell, tissue, and organ in the body. For example, if you smoke cigarettes, the smoke breaks down the lungs creating inflammation, creating disease within the lungs. The brain is responsible for trying to heal the lungs from the damage of the cigarettes. It’s the brain’s job to regulate healing, maintain homeostasis, coordinate function, and allow the body to continue to adapt to environmental changes and stresses, like toxins, traumas, and our thoughts.
The way the brain does this is through the nervous system – the body’s electrical system. Just like the lights don’t go on without the electrical system in your home, nothing in your body animates, moves, or works, without your nervous system. The spinal cord, encased in the spinal bones, acts like an electrical wire that connects the brain to the rest of the body. Anytime the brain wants to control a function in the body, adapt, reduce inflammation, or initiate the healing process, it sends an electrical impulse through the spinal cord to traverse the network of nerves throughout the body.
From the day we’re born, we encounter stress that causes a condition of the spine known as subluxation. Subluxation is the misalignment of spinal bones that stresses the nervous system, diminishing the nerve impulse’s velocity. Whatever cell, tissue, organ, or gland is at the end of that nerve, if it’s not getting full, high-velocity nerve supply, it begins to break down. This causes inflammation. Chronic inflammation results in disease.
Chiropractors identify subluxations and correct them. We have a scientific, methodical, measurable way to locate subluxations. At Healing hands, we use a thorough examination and X-rays to locate subluxations. X-rays also allow us to measure the results of chiropractic care. This allows our results to be reproducible from patient to patient. Once we find the subluxation, we use a chiropractic adjustment to move the spine back into alignment. This relaxes the spinal cordand the nerves that exit the spine making it a better conductor of electricity. The information from the brain can now more easily flow through the nervous system reaching vital areas and organs, reducing inflammation, and allowing the body to adapt and heal from chronic illness and disease.
Most chiropractors only do this work at segmental levels of the spine. At Healing Hands of Manahawkin, we work with advancements and technology in spinal biomechanics, allowing us to correct the spine’s structure globally. This approach is a more permanent correction in the reduction of subluxations, so patients aren’t always on the treadmill of getting an adjustment, feeling better, feeling worse, getting an adjustment, feeling better, feeling worse.