“Dr. Maxwell has been caring for our whole family for years and we always look forward to getting “powered on”. Regular chiropractic helps keep us out of the ‘regular’ doctor’s office. It helps us by maintaining health. ” -Heidi M
Maintaining Health is the best way to protect your health. Have you heard the saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Or the saying “Health is easy, Disease is complicated”? Both these quotes point to an approach to health focused on maintaining health, not waiting to develop a disease that you later need an invasive procedure or intervention to cure or correct.
Having a healthy body is normal. By design your body should heal, repair, adapt, and self regulate. Your nervous system controls every function in your body. If your body is having trouble healing, repairing, adapting and self regulating stress to your nervous system is a part of what may be causing your problems. Your nervous system is made up of your Central Nervous System (CNS: brain, brain stem, spinal cord) and your Peripheral Nervous System (PNS: the pair of nerve roots that exist between each of the vertebra/bones of the spine to control muscle, organs and glands. Your Chiropractic care corrects nerve interference called Subluxations. Subluxations are caused by one of three stresses that every human (child and adult) is exposed to, which fall in the categories of Physical stress, Emotional Stress, and Chemical stress. These stresses can accumulate, and “short out” your nerve system efficiency and patterning and cause Vertebral Subluxation (dysfunctional mechanics in your spinal bones affecting movement and alignment; as well as affect your nerve communication to your viscera (organs in your body). When you are subluxated it starts with poor posture, poor movement. Overtime this can turn into pain, numbness, tingling, headaches, degeneration, disc issues, organ failure and/or extremity wear and tear (TMD, shoulders, hips, knees). Chiropractors detect and correct subluxations. The medicine of Chiropractic is the specific, drug free adjustment to correct subluxations. Checks for subluxation should happen routinely, as your exposure to stress is constant and dynamic. Routine is the way to keep your approach focused on maintaining health through early detection and prevention.