Another day at the office is complete. As you stand to gather your things for the trip home, you notice once again that irritating uncomfortable feeling in your lower back. You try to remember the last time you did not have that feeling of tightness and discomfort. A visit to a nearby chiropractor can explain what is happening and likely relieve the pain in one visit.
The engineering marvel that we so casually refer to as our body is truly amazing. In all the time we have had and with all the advanced information about structures, material and lubricants, no one has ever come close to reproducing the human body. Robotic technology has made some terrific advances, but at best they are timid approximations of human movement.
The irony is that most of us take our body so much for granted that we take little caution in our responsibility for its maintenance, we simply expect it to last and work no matter what we do to it. This approach usually leads to a reduction in the performance of this magnificent machine. It is resilient however, and can take a lot of punishment, even those of us who try to take care find the aging process rife with aches and pain.
Anything that gets in the way of the body from its natural means of directing a response to an invading body will ultimate result in a deterioration of well being. This innate intelligence is at the center of chiropractic, and a part of traditional medicine as well. Without it the body could never recover from the invasive and traumatic procedures traditional medicine imparts.
As with any system, the accumulated imperfections caused by overuse or misuse combine to create an end state. If we do not keep the system working well, it is less able to respond to stresses. In the case of our physical self, this affects our ability to bounce back from maladies. If we are disciplined about eating well, exercising in moderation and heeding caution, as we go about our daily lives, we will have a superbly functioning machine for a long time.
The inception of the chiropractic discipline holds, at its core, the process by which we can regenerate and repair tissue and deflect, defeat, or eliminate foreign matter and attacking bodies. Since the founding of the first school of chiropractic in 1897 the study based on sound anatomy and physiology has sought the means to keep the body in proper alignment so it can operate on its own to ensure wellness.
The command center for this innate intelligence is the brain and spinal cord, the essential elements of the central nervous system. Preventing anything from degrading the performance of this nerve network will ensure the body has all its power to heal when faced with injury or disease. Our backbone is intricately designed to be strong and support our upright weight, flexible to aid in complex movement, and tough to protect the spinal cord housed within. A chiropractor can make sure your spine is properly aligned to allow your nervous system to keep you well, and get rid of that lower back pain is a first step.