1. : a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body structures (such as the spinal column)
This is according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The human body is designed to function with ease. This is accomplished every moment of the day as long as there is no interference to the messages that are sent from the brain down the spinal cord and out the individual nerves to all of the muscles, cells, tissues and organs of the body. In most cases this interference occurs at the spinal column. When the individual vertebra in your spine become misaligned (subluxated, a term chiropractors use to describe the misalignment and subsequent nerve interference) it creates a state of dis-ease in the human body.
Now this is not something we hear every day is it? We know about disease. Many of us are intimately familiar with conditions like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. These are the top three killers in our society today. But the state of dis-ease is not a widely discussed topic. This simply means the lack of ease or harmony within the body and its functions. Cumming Chiropractors know that the human body was designed to function in a state homeostasis, which is the tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes. A simple example of homeostasis is the body's ability to maintain an internal temperature around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, whatever the temperature outside.
Dis-ease occurs when for any reason the Innate Intelligence of the body is not able to carry out its functions to its optimal capacity, homeostasis becomes disrupted. This would obviously occur whenever there is interference in the transmission of mental impulses from the brain, down the spinal cord and out the spinal nerves. The end organs and tissues that should be receiving this information uninterrupted are now being interfered with. As a result, the nervous system is working less than at 100% and the function of the body decreases. There are several causes of Dis-ease in the human body. The most obvious would of course be a misalignment of a spinal vertebra interfering with the transmission of mental impulses or commands by way of the Nervous System.
While our Cumming Chiropractors take care of many people with a wide variety different complaints and ailments it is extremely common for them to hear stories of health issues being reduced or cleared up as a result of removing the interferences from their nervous systems. This is done thru a thorough examination of the spinal column and the associated injury transmitted to the nervous system. Once the interference is removed from the nerve system through proper spinal alignment homeostasis is reintroduced to that body and its functions. It is common to hear that digestion improves, there is an increase in energy, sense of smell increases, taste is restored, hearing improves, strength increases, proper posture is restored, and people breathe easier. In almost all cases these were not a part of the main reason a person sought out help initially. This is a great example of the ease and harmony that the human body was designed to function. We have seen this on many different occasions.
One instance involved a family of four. The dad had originally come into the office for neck and shoulder pain. After having his condition resolved he started his entire family under care. He had read the information he was handed on what true health and wellness was and relayed the story of many years of doctors bills because of his children's sicknesses. Through time he noticed that his children were less sick and missed less school. After one year he shared with me that his family medical expenses were less than half of the year before. Our Cumming Chiropractors have the honor of helping people every day to overcome their ailments and to increase the function of their body, improving their lives. To the patient much of this is an unexpected health bonus because they may have been going thru life with what they thought was normal or that they would just have to live with.
Whether you have a specific condition you are suffering with, you are looking to get healthier and have more energy, or you just don't feel right and have no idea why we invite you to come and meet the Cumming Chiropractors at Thrive Health Systems. They would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and offer suggestions to improve your present health concerns. We are located on Atlanta Highway in Alpharetta and our number is 770.667.0099.