I must admit I cringe a bit every time I introduce myself as a chiropractor and someone says, "I love getting my back cracked."
The reason it is so disappointing is that "joint mobilization" (aka cracking) is the most insignificant part of what we do. In fact, the only reason that anyone should receive a chiropractic adjustment is if there is pressure on their nerve system.
Why? Because the nervous system controls and coordinates every aspect of your body. The millions of messages are transported from your brain down your spine, out to your organs, tissues and cells. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to clear any interference in that pathway.
Just this month, we have had reports of an infertile couple conceiving, depression lifting, painkillers being thrown out, better sleep, numbness and tingling gone, sinus infections eliminated, improved digestion and better breathing. This doesn't happen by "cracking a back." This only happens when pressure comes off the central nervous system and the body begins to heal itself.
It's also important to create an environment where you can be encouraged to be your best. Reactive health care is failing and we are seeing more degenerative disease (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis) than ever before. We must be pro-active and optimize our health so that we too don't follow that path.
Research tells us that genetics accounts for only about one-third of how long and well we live -- the rest is under our control. In other words, our state of health is a result of how much we do to be healthy.
Drugs and surgery aren't designed for health. They are for sickness and disease. Health is built by lifestyle choices -- day in and day out. Chiropractic adjustments, exercise, nutrition, stress reduction, de-toxification -- these all lead to optimum function and less chance of disease.
We want you at your best. Engage with us (read our blog, like our Facebook page for health tips and articles, check out the list of recommended sites) and we will walk you down the path to your best life. It is only getting better and better.