What is Chiropractic?

What is Chiropractic?

Adjustment by Bellingham ChiropractorChiropractic is based on the understanding that the body has the innate ability to heal itself — as long as the nervous system is functioning without interference. Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) controls and coordinates everything in your body and mind. It is the master control system. When nerve energy flows correctly, without obstruction, your body and mind are 100% self-healing, self-regulating and robust. Inability to handle life’s major stressors, physical, emotional, and biochemical, can lead to vertebral misalignments in the spine known as subluxations. Subluxations interfere with the function of the nervous system, and if left uncorrected can have devastating effects on human health and well being leading to break down and malfunction of the nervous system and ultimately lead to disease.

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Detect and Correct

At Noble Chiropractic we identify subluxations using the Insight Subluxation Station, and correct them through chiropractic adjustments allowing your body to express its optimum ability to self-heal and self-regulate. This ability is what helps move your body and mind toward optimum health. Dr. Noble uses gentle manual adjusting techniques, as well as instrument-assisted adjustments using the Arthrostim and Activator. Our ultimate goal is to correct subluxations, identify their causes, and provide our patients with the tools necessary to stop recreating them.

Subluxations: The Sources Of Back Pain

This is where the importance of subluxations comes in. Subluxations are the specific areas of the body that contribute to pain from spinal injuries, each of which play a different role in relaying pain to and from different parts of the body. These are the primary, secondary, and tertiary subluxations.

Primary subluxations are almost never felt by the patient, but they are ultimately the cause of most pain experienced by the patient. The pain itself is felt instead in the secondary and tertiary subluxations, which are connected to and thus directly affected by the primary subluxation.

Treating Subluxations With Torque Release

The goal of torque release is to briefly “excite” the neurons at the location of the primary subluxation so that the nervous system’s electrical balance is temporarily adjusted back to normal. This is accomplished by stimulating the physical location of the subluxation on your body with a small tool, in such a way that it sends a burst of electrical energy from that location throughout the central nervous system – briefly restoring the original balance of electricity that was present before the injury.

Because the cause of the pain is essentially an electrical imbalance, the change induced by torque release can be felt almost immediately. The chiropractor will stimulate the subluxation several times over the course of an adjustment, and the repeated rebalancing of electricity throughout the nervous system helps ease the pain in other areas of the body suffering from reduced electrical flow, such as the muscles in your neck, back, and legs.

It takes time for this process to completely take hold – the body is resilient, and will preserve the unbalanced system it has already adapted to for some time – but through repeated stimulation of the subluxation over the course of a treatment plan, the normal balance of electricity will be restored in your nervous system and the pain felt in other areas of the body will subside. For many patients, this is a permanent solution to their chronic back pain.

Spinal problems rarely get better on their own. Begin care today by contacting us for an appointment.