What is Chiropractic Care
The spine plays a key role in protecting an essential part of the nervous system. In addition to helping keep us upright, the most critical function of the spinal column is to encase and protect the spinal cord and the multitude of nerve roots. As the spinal cord descends from the brain, ‘nerve roots’ branch away from the spinal cord at each vertebral level, exiting through an opening in the respective vertebrae, before leading off to the various organs and other parts the body. When there is an interference or irritation to a nerve, the messages or nerve impulses travelling along that nerve can get interrupted or confused.
Some signals become only slightly altered, while others may completely fail to reach their destination. Such interference or irritation can easily be seen to occur when one or more of the vertebrae are even just slightly out of alignment. Also the misalignment of any other bones in the body can result in discomfort and/or malfunction.