Back to Basics: What IS Chiropractic?

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Back to Basics: What IS Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a healing modality used in many countries around the world as a safe and effective way to boost and improve health, relieve pain, and restore nervous system function.

Why is the Nervous System Important?

The nervous system is important because it controls every organ in the body. The central nervous system is comprised of the spinal cord and brain. Nerves then branch out from the spinal cord to reach each organ and cell transmitting information vital to movement, regeneration, and health.

Because of the information carried back and forth between the body and the brain, your health is dependent on the nervous system. If you sustain an injury anywhere along the spine – perhaps you throw out your back or neck, causing restricted movement, the currents along the nerves are also compromised.

When a vertebra is out of alignment it is called a subluxation. A subluxation (or misalignment) within the spine causes pain and discomfort and can make other parts of your body work harder to make up for the injury.

If left untreated the joints can become damaged and swollen. They then release inflammatory chemicals causing localized and potentially system-wise inflammation. It can even result in compression or herniation of a spinal nerve or disc.

Subluxations may cause:

  • No noticeable symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Restricted movement
  • Inflammation
  • Sciatica

Because the nerves communicate with other organs of the body if left untreated it may eventually manifest as other health problems including diseases.

Chiropractic helps to identify where subluxations exist and gently and effectively get them back in place so you can live pain-free, halting that chance of further disease progression.

Interested to see if chiropractic could be right for you?

We would love to talk with you and see you in our office for a consultation.
Give us a call to schedule at 239-332-2555 if you are in the greater Southwest Florida / Fort Myers, Florida area.

Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.


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