When we are born, our bodies automatically know how to keep us healthy. Impulses control our breathing, heart rate, digestion and metabolism as well as give us indications when something is wrong. In school we learned that these impulses from our brain pass down the spinal column to our bodies. If something disrupts or distorts these signals then we have symptoms like indigestion, back pain or headaches.
As a society we are very fond of taking pills for everything that is wrong with us. If we can't sleep, we take a pill. If we are irregular or nauseated, we take a pill. There are pills for weight loss, pain management, stress, allergies, headaches-just about anything you can think of. There is a problem with pills, however. They don't cure anything.
If you're driving your car and the oil light comes do you drive to the nearest service station and refill your oil tank or do you unplug the light in the dashboard so that you can't see the warning? Taking a pain reliever for a headache is like unplugging the light; it alleviates the warning but does nothing for the underlying problem. It is an example of standard medical care. We at Wellness Solutions practice wellness care.
Wellness care seeks to turn on the body's own natural maintenance systems by removing anything which would interfere with them. Many of these interferences are caused by vertebral subluxations. Standard medical care treats health problems by bringing in outside influences-medication or surgery-to attempt to fix the symptoms of a problem.
Vertebral subluxations are spinal misalignments that cause interferences in your body's normal functions. A chiropractor uses hand pressure, manual manipulation and massage to adjust the vertebrae in the spinal column. This relieves pressure on the nerves, allowing them to communicate properly with the rest of the body. In addition to spinal adjustments we can use X-rays, muscle massage, soft tissue manipulation and physical examinations to diagnose your health concerns.