Friday, May 3, 2013

How Does Chiropractic Work?-May 2013

May 2013

Hi Everybody Dr. Norris Here. 

In the 35 years I've been treating patients one of the most common questions I hear is "How does chiropractic work?"  The answer can be stated in scientific language which makes it very complicated. The answer that follows is perhaps the best example I have heard yet.  So here goes.

Chiropractic is the art and science of relieving pressure that misaligned bones can cause on soft tissues.  Envision in your mind a hose with a sprinkler which waters a patch of lawn.  As long as there is plenty of water, sunlight and nutrients the lawn stays health and lush.  Now if someone happens to put a large rock on top of the hose... pressure will slow or stop the water flow.  Then the lawn will start to brown.  The home owner can fertilize the lawn, he can mow it, he can keep weeds and pests away... but until he removes the pressure of the rock from the hose the lawn won't get enough water.  Eventually what was once a beautiful lush green lawn will become brown and lifeless.

This is what happens when a misaligned bone puts pressure on a nerve.  This can happen wherever a nerve passes next to a bone... but it especially occurs in the spine where nerves and bones are right next to each other.  The vertebrae bones of our spine (like a rock) can easily misalign and put pressure on a nerve (like a water hose) causing a decreased electrical flow (like water) causing pain, muscle spasm and tingling (like a dry lawn).  If the pressure is left on long enough nerve damage can be permanent (like a dead lawn).

Thankfully there are therapeutic techniques which can remove pressure and restore function to most bones, nerves, muscles and other tissues.  Chiropractic doctors are specialists trained to find and realign misplaced bones, remove nerve pressure and restore function.

So if you or someone you care about is suffering (like a brown lawn)... have them contact me for a consultation... I will do everything I can to get them out of pain fast.

“Because nobody has time for pain!”

Dr. Michael Norris

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There are over 300 bones in the human body; and over 600 muscles and thousands of nerves.  These nerves control and regulate most of our bodily functions including blood flow, digestion and muscle movements.  Guyton Physiology Test


“Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means poor health is the deadliest.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson (1938-2008), American writer.