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How Chiropractic Uplifts Nervous System Function

By Dr. Sadie Laronde, B.A., D.C.,
Chiropractor.


Have you ever had to think about all the things your brain and nerves are doing in a moment? If your answer is no, then you’ve benefited as you should by this amazing human body system. The nervous system is the master control system of the body, it maintains, heals, and coordinates all functions in your body. If we had to think about all of this, we may not get anything done!

This understanding of the nervous system founded chiropractic care. By assessing the spine and nervous system, a chiropractor will find areas that aren’t functioning as designed. They deliver adjustments for the nervous system to improve brain-body connection.

The spine is comprised of 33 movable vertebrae designed to adapt and be flexible with your body, while protecting your spinal cord. If the spine isn’t moving, it doesn’t deliver accurate or consistent information to the brain and the spine is responsible for 90% of body awareness information.1

Common reasons for spinal misalignment fall into three different types of traumas and impacts. Physical; chronic sitting, sleeping position, car accidents, for example. Chemical; food, pharmaceuticals, air quality. Emotional; childhood trauma, neglect, abuse.

Our bodies are intelligent and resilient, but sometimes these traumas can build-up over time or be unrelenting and our body makes maladaptations. Maladaptations are adaptations with negative effects, impacting the quality of the messages being passed through the nerves to the brain.

 

When to see a chiropractor

You might see a chiropractor if you want to maintain the function of your nervous system, if you have unrelenting symptoms, or if you want to heal faster after a recent injury. Your nervous system is always adapting and it can be greatly beneficial to see a chiropractor during big transitions; after birth, pre-natal, post-natal, developmental milestones (sitting, standing, crawling, walking), career or activity change, retirement, new diagnosis, and post-surgery.

With the modern epidemic of technology, many people come for care with headaches, neck pain, eye strain, jaw pain/TMJD, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, inability to focus/ADHD, poor balance, decreased range of motion, osteoarthritis, low back pain, shoulder pain, and more! Sitting and technology focus has had a huge impact on our collectives’ nervous system health.2


Techniques I use

There are many ways to take care of the spine and nervous system, what is most important to me is that you are comfortable and that we do a thorough assessment so we’re taking care of you as safe and effectively as possible. Here are a listed and a short description of the techniques I primarily use.

  • Diversified:  Manual chiropractic adjustments effective for joint mobility and function. May or may not make “cracking” noise, this sound is gas releasing between the spinal joint fluid.
  • Activator:  Instrument assisted care, allows for adjustment without bringing joints past normal range of motion.
  • Webster’s:  Natural way to improve balance of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and joints in pregnant mothers. Can also be helpful for those trying to conceive or with menstrual strain Upper Cervical. Highly specific and gentle technique addressing occiput and first two spinal vertebrae.
  • Thompson:  Gentle technique that uses drops on the table to assist adjustment.
  • Neuro-Emotional Technique: Identifying mind-body connection of traumatic events, gentle way to neutralize harmful cycles that can be stored in the nervous system.
  • Cranial Adjusting:  The bones and joints in the skull have slight range of motion, when misaligned can impact sinus function, headaches, TMJ, eye tension, and nervous system tone.


Author: Dr. Sadie Laronde, B.A., D.C.

I am an a indigenous-dutch woman, who loves to connect with people, nature, and her cultural roots. Adopting a holistic bottom-up approach and shedding light on layered stress factors has proven to be profoundly effective and I am passionate to support more people experience life to it’s fullest.

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1. Dr. Roger Sperry, a Nobel Prize recipient, stated that “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine”
2. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00140130701711000


Self -Perpetuating Cycle Diagram:  Dr. Heidi Haavik Chiros Academy BS1.02 – 04 – The evidence for the brain model of the adjustment

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