Proper nerve supply
Imagine a lightbulb in a lamp. Now, in your mind try to trace the power cord going from the lightbulb, first inside the wall meeting other cords on the way and going all the way to the switch by the door. The power turned by a switch comes to your house from a local power station. This very simplified example is quite similar to what’s happening in your body. Your brain is a power generating station. Your organs are the lightbulbs – in order for them to work properly, they need a constant power supply from the brain. This is how your bowels move, your heart beats and all your other organs function. Power cords are the nerves that branch out of your spinal cord and supply the organs, and the switch is in your spine. In a perfect circumstances for all human beings that switch should always be “on”. It means, your organs need to be supplied by your nervous system at any given moment in order for your body to function properly.
Unfortunately, a lot of people nowadays put their spines under a lot of physical stress due to their sedentary lifestyle, accidents, birth traumas, scoliosis and any other types of uncorrected spinal subluxations. Any type of subluxation causes the nerve being pinched, sometimes in more severe cases it can even be left dysfunctioning. How do you think will your bowels or other organs work if they can’t be properly supplied because of the nerves pinched by a subluxation in your spine? I will tell you, not too bright… A good thing is, that it can all be corrected by a corrective chiropractor and regular exercise. Make sure you give your spine some TLC and enjoy the amazing results!
- Nervous system controls every function of the body
- Neurological imbalance leads to disruption of endocrine function
- Chiropractic care is essential to stimulate the nervous system to promote healing and normal function
“76% of those patients reported a mental/emotional improvement, as well as positive changes in stress and life enjoyment over a period of several months following the chiropractic care.”
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, 2013
Benefits of Chiropractic Care*
- Relieves nerve compression
- Corrects spinal misalignments
- Reshapes spinal structure
- Regenerates intervertebral discs
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Alleviates pain
- Boosts productivity
- Improves quality of life
- Improves cognitive function
- Reduces dependency on medications
- Improves quality of sleep
- Reduces stress
- Boosts your immunity
* according to:
The Spine Journal
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Before and after photos of
Dr. Bergman’s patients:
Not all chiropractors are good
Unfortunately, not every chiropractor really knows what they’re doing. Real corrective chiropractic is not about cracking your back when it hurts. It’s about restoring a shape of your spine allowing the nervous system to work properly. Of course, easing the pain is a nice “side effect”, however it should not be the only mission of your doctor.
Dr. Bergman’s recommendation? Before you choose your chiropractor make sure you ask them the 7 simple questions listed below to make sure you’re in good hands. There are fantastic doctors out there who know what they’re doing and these 7 questions will help you find them. If your chiropractor answers positive to 6 or 7 of them, you know they’re good.
7 questions to ask your chiropractor
- Do you take x-rays? (essential to find the subluxations)
- Do you get listings off of x-rays? (shows where to adjust)
- Do you take post x-rays to document structural changes made?
- Are your treatment goals to reshape and restore the natural curves?
- Are you familiar with correcting disc injuries?
- Do you work on post surgical patients?
- Can you reverse arthritis?
Author: Karolina Krauz-Bergman
Reviewed by: Dr. John Bergman