How does a misalignment affect you and your health? & What’s the role of your structural chiropractor in all this?
Here’s all you need to know about what misalignment is and does to the body and what a properly trained structural chiropractor can do about it.
When a bone is misaligned, it doesn’t have the proper motion and movement that it normally should have. Why is this important and what can a structural chiropractor do to improve your health? Well without a properly functioning joint, the muscles that surround that joint become useless, they also lose nerve connection to your brain. How? Let’s look at a couple of analogies to understand this.
- What happens to the muscles when you break a bone and have to put a cast around it to wait for the bone to repair? The muscles waste away right? They get smaller and weaker. Why? Because without joint activity and movement, muscles don’t need to do anything.
So this is how muscles around a misaligned joint that don’t move properly lose their strength. They become weak and are therefore less support for your structure, creating abnormalities in your structure
and posture and without the muscle support, you will damage joints, bursas, capsules, discs, nerves, and all that’s within them.
- Muscles and joints have mechano-receptors that send information up to your brain (via your nerves) so that your brain can alter its control of the body / make it more appropriate and better.
Without joint motion and muscle activity, these receptors also don’t work therefore the brain doesn’t have accurate information from the body therefore it does not control the body the best possible way. It’s use it or lose it for the brain, once it’s had a while of lack of proper connection to a part of your body, it will become more and more confused and creates more compensations in your body which causes tightness and stiffness in your muscles which can cause pain. Your pain may also be coming from repetitive trauma on your joints and all the structures within the joint because of lack of muscular support.
How can a structural chiropractor help?
With all that jazz happening… you end up with all these weak spots deep inside your body, and all these tightnesses and impingements on the surface which can feel better with some stretching, rolling, massage or any technique that releases tight muscles… but the weaknesses are left to cause more havoc inside your body for years to come until you see a structural chiropractor who not only just “cracks” your joints, they will adjust your entire structure and body to support your spine as well as give you specific structural corrective rehabilitation to help your muscles and ligament actually remodel and get stronger and only then you have addressed the real cause of your imbalances and injuries.
Chiropractic & Breastfeeding
For many mum and babies breastfeeding can be a real challenge.
We know that about 80-90% of mum try to breastfeed at birth but by one week of age as few as half of mums are still exclusively breastfeeding. This figure continues to drop with only about 1% of mum exclusively breastfeeding when baby is 6 months old, which is the recommended time we should exclusively breastfeed for.
There are of course many reasons why mums give up on breastfeeding, from sore nipples to inadequate milk supply, or baby having issues with latching to suckling. All too often these problems lead to too much pain, or even breast infection and ultimately and understandably mum giving up on breastfeeding because it just gets too hard.
This is a real shame, because we know that breastfeeding is really important for babies health. We know that babies who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from ear infections and tummy bugs, they’re even less likely to develop asthma and other conditions that can be life threatening.
It just goes without saying that nature knows best and that breastfeeding is the optimal form of nutrition for infants.
So if someone is having issues with breastfeeding, what can they do about it? luckily help is available.
-Lactation consultants and other health professionals can really help mums and babies to overcome the breastfeeding issues.
-One health care profession that many mums turn to for help is their family chiropractor.
But why might a chiropractor help with breastfeeding? Well the answer is really simple. Chiropractors see babies to help improve the way their body and nervous system functions so that they can get the best possible start in life.
Revolution Chiropractic – Pregnancy & Child Chiropractors
To Schedule Your Appointment at Revolution Call 09 418 3718. You can also book online.
46 Lake Road, Northcote, Auckland