When you think about it, it makes sense, chiropractors keep your spine in good working order and your spine is connected to your central nervous system (CNS). Your CNS is responsible for sending and receiving messages throughout your body.
When the messages flow easily, everything goes well. Your body works like it’s supposed to and you feel good. When it doesn’t, it’s kind of like when your internet buffers. You notice it and it’s irritating.
If you’re in chronic pain, it nags at your central nervous system all the time and often triggers something called “central sensitization” which means you’re more sensitive than you were before. In other words, chronic pain intensity might mean you move up the pain scale from a 3 to a 7 or an 8 quicker than before.
Why Do You Have Chronic Pain?
Pain is a warning. It may stem from an injury or a poor posture or overuse of certain muscles (like carpal tunnel). Yet, it’s all connected to your spine and your spine is connected to your brain where the messages originate.
There are 33 bones in the spinal column, plus nerves, muscles, and tissue. From there, everything else in your body is connected. There’s a reason we call chiropractic care an “adjustment.” We adjust your bones, muscles, and tissue and make sure your body is re-aligned.
That way, if your chronic neck pain, for example, originates from the way you jut your head forward from long hours at the computer (it’s a subtle jutting – no one would notice – but it puts a ton of pressure on your body), then your adjustment, realigns your neck and takes the pressure off the nearby nerves.
At McQuaite Chiropractic in Doylestown, your first visit starts with X-rays of the painful area. That gives me insight into what’s causing your pain and how to best treat you. It’s not surprising you’re in pain. Your bones are pushing into the nearby tissue and often the nerve. They can literally be “on your nerves.”
When you get the bones off the nerves, you feel relief.
It makes sense when I put it like that doesn’t it?
If you have chronic pain, you deserve to feel better. If you’re in Central Bucks, stop in and see us. We accept walk-in’s, crawl-in’s and various insurance.