Your Spinal Column and You
The spinal column is a complex structure of joints, muscles, and ligaments that supports your body weight and is interconnected with your nervous system. Millions of nerves travel throughout the human frame to control the function and physiology of your body. The nervous system controls your whole body! When irritated, these nerves alert your brain that something is wrong. The symptoms that result usually include pain that can impact your whole body. Nerve signals are sent to your muscles to stabilize and protect the area, which may make you feel stiff, sore, and tired as a result. These symptoms are the body’s “check engine light.”
How Chiropractic Care Works
As opposed to taking prescription drugs that simply mask the pain, which can be dangerous to your health, chiropractic care seeks to locate the biomechanical or structural source of your symptoms and address the underlying cause, so the problem doesn’t keep occurring. By focusing our treatments on the spine, we help create an environment in the body that supports its natural, powerful healing mechanisms.
Injuries to the spinal column usually impact other parts of the body. Even digestion and blood pressure may be affected. spinal misalignments can lead to pain radiating down the legs (sciatica) or into the neck and shoulders. They can cause pain and difficulty performing daily activities. Chiropractic care has been shown to decrease chronic pain. This relief helps not only the back but also the neck, legs, and other parts of the body.
Conditions Commonly Treated by Chiropractic Care
Here are some of the conditions that have been shown to benefit from chiropractic care.
- Chronic lower back pain, neck pain, and joint pain
- Herniated discs and bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sciatica pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Digestion problems
- High blood pressure
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Whiplash injuries
- Pregnancy aches and pains
- Ear infections
If you have a condition that may benefit from chiropractic care, please call Revlis Medical at 803.548.2310 for an appointment or to discuss any aspect of chiropractic treatments. We offer free consultations!