The Chiropractic Safety Pin: Are You Open Or Closed?

13 January 2017
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The safety pin. They hold things together: diapers, straps, hems. It's the crux of one of the chiropractor handbook's oldest analogies. Think of the clasp as your brain and the bottom of the pin as your body. The sides of the safety pin are the nerves that emanate from your spine that connect your brain and body and tell it to work well together. When the safety pin is closed, your brain connects optimally with your body's internal organs and neural pathways. They communicate and a body that communicates keeps you healthy and out of pain. When you are feeling out of sorts, that safety pin isn't communicating. It's open and can stick you where it hurts. Your body feels tackled and not working the way it should be.

It's Subluxation Throwing You Into Disharmony

Subluxation means that your spine is stressed out. Vertebral stress means that your back is out of alignment due to a number of reasons, including accidents and overuse. When you're out of alignment, your nerves don't communicate with your body the way they should. It doesn't take much subluxation to open that safety pin. But if you don't catch subluxations early, they can worsen and the rest of your body is soon affected. Once you call nerve interference, consider your safety pin open.

Chiropractic Care Closes That Safety Pin

Chiropractors adjust subluxations. What happens during an adjustment? Do chiropractors simply "pop" your back into alignment? It depends on how severe the subluxations are and how long you have been suffering from them. You may need more than one adjustment to get your safety pin back to the closed position. Some patients have pain in their arms and legs. Some just feel like nothing works right in their body. Some have serious range of motion issues due to accidents or pinched nerves. You begin to feel better once your chiropractor manipulates those joints back into structural alignment, benching nerve interference. When this happens, consider your safety pin closing.

There Is Help In Healing

Your chiropractor may ask you to use heat or ice on your back or to utilize physical or massage therapy. They may recommend certain exercises to help keep you in alignment or that you lose weight to take stress off your joints. Chiropractors are specialists. But they need your cooperation after you leave the office to help you heal so subluxations and pain are held at bay.

For more information, contact local professionals like Dils Chiropractic.