AUGUST 7, 2014
This is an article I wrote for a local magazine. I wanted to share it with you. I wrote it for people who work in the service industry but it really applies to all of us. Dr. Scott Timpanelli
What Can Chiropractic Do for You?
Picture this. You get to work around 4 P.M. on a Friday night. You know it’s going to be busy tonight. And then it starts. Here come the customers. You are moving fast, non-stop, serving customers, dealing with the kitchen, etc. But at two A.M. when the night is finished, you realize you’ve been on your feet for ten hours! You haven’t eaten anything, and you’ve been breathing secondhand smoke all night. Sound familiar?
Would you agree that you have experienced some STRESS? Stress on your spine, your legs, your feet. Stress from the customers, your boss, etc. Sound familiar?
So, what can chiropractic do for you?
Let me first explain how your body works. Your brain and spinal cord control every single function in your body. Billions of fine wires called nerves run down your spinal column and out to every organ, cell, and gland of your body. These nerves control your digestion, your breathing, your ability to fight disease, your ability to do your job, your ability to fully get the most out of LIFE! That’s right, chiropractic is about LIFE!
“But Dr. Scott, my back hurts, my feet hurt, and I am exhausted! Can chiropractic really help me?” YES. Chiropractic is based upon the premise that your body is a self-regulating and self-healing organism. There are 24 bones of the spine called vertebrae. Their job is to protect your spinal cord, keep you upright, and help you move in many ways. The nerves from the brain exit out of holes on the sides of the spine. Due to everyday stress, one or more of these vertebrae can misalign. We call these misalignments – subluxations. These subluxations cause nerve interference between the brain and the body. In other words, nerve messages from the brain to the body are interfered with or altered in some way. You may not even feel them because most of your nerves are not for pain, they’re for function. You don’t know what your liver is doing right now, but it’s performing hundreds of functions without your conscious control or awareness.
Now, back to these subluxations. They are caused by everyday STRESS – standing or sitting all day, everyday worries, or toxins in the air and food just to name a few. There’s really no avoiding them. You can take steps to reduce these stressors, but life goes on and we can’t stop living. So, the chiropractic approach to life and health is to build power in the body. We simply check your spine for these misalignments and then provide a gentle push called an adjustment.
The adjustment helps correct these misalignments and several AWESOME things may happen. You may start to feel better; your range of motion and movement may increase; your muscles may relax; and you may just be in a better mood. But some of the greatest benefits are within and not felt outwardly. The adjustment removes nerve interference which allows your nervous system to work BETTER! Organ function and systems can improve. You may sleep better and feel less stressed. Your digestion may work better. Your exercise activity may improve, etc, etc. I cannot make individual claims, but one thing I do know is that your body will function BETTER without nerve interference caused by subluxations.
As you can see, chiropractic can do a lot for you and for your family. It can open up another world for your health; and most importantly, it can add to your LIFE. A well adjusted life starts with a well adjusted body.