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.