What Do Adjustments Do?

What Do Adjustments Do?

Specific chiropractic adjustments can reduce pressure on your trillions of delicate nerves.

Your nervous system is the control center of your body, and it is not without weaknesses.

Nerves and nerve bundles are soft tissue. They don't function well under physical pressure. In fact it has been shown that inflammation, a bulging disc, or fragment floating around can interfere with proper nerve conduction. A stuck joint as discussed previously can also physically be stuck pressing on a nerve, or could be causing inflammation that is pressing on the nerve, or could just be moving in a way that rubs the nerve. In any case, the adjustment can cause a relief of this health robbing pressure through movement of the joint to the correct position, or motion.

Adjustments provide improved nutrient supply. This is huge when you're talking about being healthy. The cartilage and other structures inside of a joint have virtually NO blood supply. These structures get their nutrients through movement and motion. The blood supply goes to the outside of the joint and nutrients move into the synovial fluid of the joint. Joint motion moves this fluid around thus providing "fresh" nutrients to all parts of the joint, as well as removing waste. If a joint becomes locked down by muscle spasm, scar tissue, a cast, or any other means, for a prolonged period of time the joint begins to feel "stiff." You know the feeling of needing to stretch after sitting in the car for a long time. That's why it's so important to be adjusted on a regular basis. If you don't, you're going to get areas in your body that get 'stuck'. Not a good thing and your body will suffer for this.

Don't wait until you have symptoms.  Contact the team at Bowman Chiropractic Associates today!

By Ryan Bowman

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