The nervous system is the master controller of our body and if its communication channels become fuzzy, distorted or damaged then we experience all sorts of communication errors. For babies and children, this ineffective communication may play out as colic or irritability, an inability to suckle and breastfeed, poor sleep, developmental delays, digestion issues, asthma, behavioral problems, low energy, inability to concentrate, headaches, etc - the list is endless. In fact, regardless of what the end result or symptom may be, all roads to "optimal health" lead back to the body's ability to self-regulate, self-heal and function at peak level. While chiropractic may be able to help with a number of health issues, our focus is not treating or curing ailments; our focus is ensuring the nervous system has every opportunity to work efficiently and effectively.
Can you cook with the lights out?
For example, imagine your nervous system is like the lighting system in your home. If the lights start to dim, you might not be able to cook dinner very well, you may start banging into furniture, you may trip or hurt yourself, you may feel frightened. How the dim lights influence you precisely will vary but the issue is still the same - there is a communication problem between the wiring and the light globe which needs detecting and fixing. In the same way, chiropractors spend years studying the nervous system to be able to detect and correct these "communication errors" (subluxations) in the body.
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