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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is focused on restoring the function of the entire nervous system. Contrary to common perceptions of chiropractic, the focus is not on the bones of the spine, but rather on the nervous system. This is extremely important to understand because the nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. Through restoring nervous system function, many clients see positive health changes throughout their body including their immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, musculoskeletal system, going beyond solely symptom relief.

Components to Poor Health

If the vertebrae in your spine subluxates (misaligns), blood and cerebral spinal fluid flow to the brain and spinal nerves can be altered; from the effects of gravity your body also us subject to physical changes which affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs and bones and how they function. The most serious consequence from a poorly aligned spine is (due to any or all of the above factors) the healthy nerve signals from your brain get disturbed and the nerve system gets compromised.

The compromised nerve system (the subluxation) is the precursor to the body malfunctioning. Rather than the body having the ability to heal and regenerate and maintain you in good health it starts to break down and degenerate (age). This may be firstly evident through loss of normal function in the body. With time (sometimes years later) symptoms and signs of poor health become more evident and the result can be disease like processes.

Symptoms and Cause

While it is common to base your health on how you feeling, it is actually a poor indicator of your health.  A more accurate way would be to measure the internal functions of the body, just as we use blood pressure to measure how your cardiovascular system is function. In the same way as high blood pressure predicts the risk of future problems, other like tests can very accurately reveal your current health status, and predict future health problems. We could summarize this by saying “function determines feeling”. This is why in your initial consultation the focus is on the relationship between the state of the nervous system and spine (function) and your current health, rather than just your symptoms (feeling).

Cause verses Effect

We live in a world of cause and effect. The same laws that apply to the external world also apply to our internal world. Symptoms therefore, are very often not the real problem. They are signs that point to a cause. At Marbella Chiropractic we do not treat symptoms. Our focus is on the restoration of health through addressing the disturbances in your nervous system and spine called subluxations. Subluxations alter how your body is functioning and contribute to poor health and disease type states. We work to restore nerve function so your body can start to work as was originally intended. As your body starts to heal your health will start to return.

Benefits

Your body has an amazing ability to heal and restore health

Whiplash

Whiplash

93% of patients with chronic whiplash pain who failed medical and physical therapy care improve significantly with chiropractic adjustments.
(Injury, 1996)
Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain

Chronic Low Back and Leg Pain

Chiropractic spinal adjusting can essentially fix 81% of disabled patients suffering from chronic low back and leg pain, even when other treatment approaches had failed.
(Canadian Family Physician, 1985)
Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Manipulative therapy for the treatment of neck pain has been shown to be significantly superior to pain medicines and to exercise.
(Annals of Internal Medicine, 2002)
Colic

Colic

In infants with colic, 94% of the children who received chiropractic adjustments showed a satisfactory response in a very short period of time. 51% of the infants had undergone prior unsuccessful treatment before receiving chiropractic adjustments
(J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1989)
Pregnancy

Pregnancy

84% of patients receiving spinal manipulative therapy reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood of back labor when spinal manipulative therapy was administered during pregnancy.
(J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1991)
Vertigo

Vertigo

Treatment of spinal dyfunctions with mobilisations and adjustments resulted in 77.4% of patients reporting an improvement in their chief symptom of vertigo.
(European Spine Journal 1998)