Chiropractic Care in Northfield, MN
Realign Your Nervous System through Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments have been helping people regain their health for more than 100 years. Come in today for chiropractic adjustments at Cannon Pointe Chiropractic in Northfield, MN. While chiropractors have recently gained fame for their ability to help with back pain and headaches, chiropractic adjustment has profound effects on physiology and can help almost any problem.
How Does Chiropractic Adjustment Work?
The chiropractic adjustments help the nervous system, which, in turn, helps the body function better. The nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves and is the master control system of the body. It runs every organ, tissue, and cell in our body. A constant feedback system runs through the nerves, relaying messages to the brain. Proper mechanoreception coming from the joints is vital for proper brain function, and thus adequate body function. Chiropractic adjustments stimulate these mechanoreceptors in the spine and other joints to keep the nervous system healthy.
Can Chiropractic Help Decrease Pain?
Mechanoreception stimulates a chemical in and around the nerve called GABA to inhibit the release of inflammatory and a pain-promoting a chemical called substance P. Therefore, a side effect of chiropractic adjustments is naturally decreasing pain in the body.
At Cannon Pointe Chiropractic, Dr. Conway assesses his patients for any dysfunction in the body's joints, especially in the spine. Chiropractic adjustments in these areas correct the dysfunction and normalize the nervous system input.
Can chiropractic help depression?
Physiology certainly supports this. While serotonin has stolen many of the headlines about depression, in neurology, depression is defined as "decreased firing of the frontal lobe of the brain."
This means the nerve cells in the brain are not as active in a person suffering from depression. The following apparent questions are, "Why aren't these cells active, what do they need to be active, and what could be blocking them from doing their job?" Significant inputs to the frontal lobe of the cortex cells that need to be active are messages from the cerebellum and input from mechanoreceptors from joints. A chiropractor can ensure a healthier nervous system by examining the joints (mainly the spine).
Although chiropractic is not intended to treat depression, physiology shows that chiropractic care can undoubtedly be great adjunctive care.
Is Chiropractic Care Right for You?
Chiropractic is effective in treating many conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and so much more!