Chiropractors are to the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and skeleton) what dentists are to teeth. Back, neck and joint pain, headaches, sciatica, poor posture or balance, arthritis, and sports injuries are some of the common issues that chiropractic treats. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. At Ellerslie Chiropractic, we use chiropractic care to accomplish whole-body health and wellness.
Chiropractors specialise in how your nervous system connects with the rest of your body. For example, when your brain sends signals to tell your stomach to digest food, your liver to filter your blood, or your legs to walk, it’s sending these signals along the various pathways of nerves that extend from your brain, down your spine and branching out to the rest of your body.
However, over time, day to day activities can create a change in your spinal alignment, and how well these signals occur. This means the continual communication passing between your brain and the rest of your body can become less accurate and less responsive. Imagine a phone call where the reception is poor. Slow and frustrating at best and just too difficult so you give up at worst. You can imagine that’s not an ideal scenario for healthy brain-body communication!
Now, this can happen for many reasons, but often it comes down to a build-up of stress and tension in your spine. Whenever you experience stress (and it’s not just physical stress, it can also be mental, emotional or chemical) your body reacts and adapts. The stress that your body can’t dissipate gets stored and over time accumulates, and so do the layers of adaptions. So years down the track your body has created a change in spinal alignment and a change in your level of functioning.
At Ellerslie Chiropractic we want to help your body in removing stress. This clears up the communication between your brain, your body and your internal environment so that you can accurately perceive what’s going on and respond appropriately. Leading to your optimal happiness, health and wellness.