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What Do Adjustments Do?

The most common question I get asked on a daily basis is:

What Do Adjustments Do?

The Short Answer is:

Specific chiropractic adjustments can reduce pressure on your trillions of delicate nerves.

The Long (but not too long) Answer is:

   Your nervous system is the control center of your body, and it is not without its weaknesses.

   Nerves and nerve bundles are soft tissue. They don’t function well under physical pressure.  In fact it has been shown that inflammation, a bulging disc, or fragment floating around can interfere with proper nerve conduction. The stuck joint can also physically be stuck pressing on a nerve, or could be causing inflammation that is pressing on the nerve, or could just be moving in a way that rubs the nerve. In any case, the adjustment can cause a relief of this health robbing pressure through movement of the joint to the correct position, or motion.

   Adjustments provide improved nutrient supply through normal motion.

This is huge when you’re talking about being healthy. The cartilage and other structures inside of a joint have NO blood supply. NONE! These structures get their nutrients through movement and motion. The blood supply goes to the outside of the joint and nutrients move or diffuse into the synovial fluid of the joint. Joint motion moves this fluid around thus providing “fresh” nutrients to all parts of the joint, as well as removing waste. If a joint becomes locked down by muscle spasm, scar tissue, a cast, or any other means, for a prolonged period of time the joint begins to feel “stiff.” You know the feeling of needing to stretch after sitting in the car for a long time. That’s why it’s so important to be adjusted on a regular basis. If you don’t, you’re going to get areas in your body that get ‘stuck’. Not a good thing and your body will suffer for this.

  My recommendation is don’t wait until you have symptoms. Make sure you’re tuned up and ready for life. If you’re not, things can go wrong fast. Call our office at 336-243-8000 if you’re ready to get checked or you have some friend or family member that would like to get a check up to keep in shape

Yours in health,

Dr. Philip A. Mahan, D.C., C.C.E.P.

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