Corrective Chiropractic: Your Spine and Sciatica

Corrective Chiropractic care goes beyond structural support and spinal realignment.

The spine is the highway of open nerve communication. When there is nerve interference, due to postural abuse or otherwise, it can cut off the lines of dialogue between important nerve endings and proper pain-free movement. Sciatica is a common example of subluxation, nerve impact and unfortunate pain.

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body, running from the spinal column (near the pelvis) completely down both legs. Each sciatic nerve is composed of smaller branches of nerves that run all the way down to the feet. When a patient experiences sciatica, pain can radiate throughout the leg – originating near the pelvis deep in the gluteus muscle. This pain commonly occurs when the nerve is inflamed, compressed or irritated. A numbness or chronic weakness can also occur in the lower extremities – causing unbearable discomfort for days or even weeks.

Sciatica is a debilitating condition that can be treated through Chiropractic BioPhysics. It is said that pelvis misalignment or a misaligned lower spine is the cause. In some circumstances, a slipped or even herniated disc can cause sciatic nerve pain. Structural misalignment, when treated with corrective chiropractic care, can alleviate sciatica and resume proper nerve flow to the lower extremities.

Chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics addresses the source of the nerve blockage by realigning the spine back to its normal curvature, and taking unnecessary pressure off of the nerves. This results in eliminating pain and restoring normal nerve flow to the rest of your body.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Correlation Between Heart Health and Your Spine

Heart disease continues to plague our nation, straining our healthcare system and silently taking numerous victims. While family history and genetics play a pivotal role in the development of heart disease, there are lifestyle variables and choices that also play a part.

Heart disease prevention methods have focused on weight control, nutritional choices, exercise and even prescription medications. But did you know that chiropractic care helps improve overall heart health?

Even if every nerve in your chest were disconnected, your heart would continue to beat. This is because a small node of heart muscle rhythmically contracts and relaxes on its own, setting the pace for your heartbeat.

This natural pacemaker is called the “sinoatrial node.” In the average adult, the sinoatrial node maintains a rhythm of approximately 70 beats per minute.

While this “natural pacemaker” keeps your heart consistently working, nerves that accelerate and decelerate the heart (your sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves) can affect your sinoatrial node and affect your heartbeat.

The sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves are located in your thoracic and upper cervical spine, respectively. With corrective chiropractic care, spinal misalignments, pressures, and restrictions in these regions can be properly alleviated, and therefore normalizing your cardiac rhythm and heart rate.

Corrective care of the cervical spine also helps in lowering blood pressure, taking unnecessary stress off the cardiovascular system. So if you or a loved one’s heart health is important, please contact your local chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics® today.

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