How Chiropractic Services Help You

Do you need a chiropractor for lower back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain? Do you have ringing in your ears or severe allergies that haven’t responded to treatment? Chiropractic care can help you. If you need chiropractic services in Columbus, Ohio, call Ability Chiropractic today.

Because chiropractic treats the spine—the thoroughfare of nerves and information between your brain and your body—our services can help with most health concerns. If you have had trouble with treatments for your health issues in the past, call us to discuss how chiropractic services in Columbus, Ohio can help you. Our doctors pride themselves on developing personal relationships with their patients. Our chiropractic practice not only offers adjustments and alignments, but also x-rays and nutrition counseling.

Our chiropractic center in Columbus, Ohio is the only one to offer the latest in functional neurology and chiropractic neurology services. Our vast knowledge of all areas of health allows us to help you on your way to wellness. If you are looking for chiropractic services in Columbus, Ohio, contact Ability Chiropractic today.


Chiropractic Treats More Than Just Back Pain

There is a misconception that chiropractic is meant to treat only neck pain, low back pain, and headaches. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Chiropractic was developed to correct any health issues by using spinal adjustments to correct misalignments (aka subluxations) and restore normal neurological functioning.

For example, the University of Chicago Medical Center study of hypertension (high blood pressure) showed that chiropractic realignment of just one vertebra in the cervical spine brought a 17-point drop in blood pressure and was more effective than two different medications used in combination.

The benefits of chiropractic care aren’t a recent health discovery. Almost 100 years ago, a Philadelphia medical doctor named Henry Windsor was fascinated by patients who reported improvement in their health using chiropractic. Within 75 human and 22 cat cadavers, he discovered a total of 221 diseased organs. Of these, 212 diseased organs (those known to be the cause of death) corresponded with segments in the spine where vertebrae were misaligned and had resulted in nerve damage.

For example, all 20 cases of heart conditions showed misalignments in the upper five thoracic vertebrae—exactly the part of the spine where nerves controlling the heart emerge. Also, 26 cases of spinal misalignments in the upper thoracic spine had lung disease; again, the part of the spine with nerves controlling the respiratory system.


Your Spine is Important

Your spine is much more than just a structural support for the body; it is a critical conduit through which the brain— the body’s control center—transmits information via nerves to every part of the body. In turn, every part of the body, down to the tissues and individual cells, transmits information back to the brain. Think of it as a fuse box. Just like a fuse box monitors and controls electricity, the brain constantly monitors all parts of the body and sends messages to correct imbalances or problems.

That is, unless blockages along critical nerve pathways keep this from happening. If the breakers (or in this case, vertebrae) are in correct position, all is well. But if vertebrae get out of place or misaligned, it will cause a loss of mobility, the formation of scar tissue, and eventually bone spurs and arthritis. This is known as spinal degeneration.

As scar tissue develops, nerve pathways become blocked. Because the 57 major nerves leading out from the spine carry information that controls everything in your body, illness will eventually result when nerve function is impaired. Chiropractic adjustments are used to restore proper structure and function to the spine, nervous system, and brain so that your body can function at 100% efficiency and potential.


Why Do I Need Chiropractic Services?

Unless there is pain—which often occurs after a spinal injury—most people have no idea about the current condition of their spine. This is why a check-up at Ability Chiropractic is so important. We perform a thorough exam, including x-rays, to show you the status of your spine and give you insight and explanations as to why you might be experiencing your health issues. Better health doesn’t come from a bottle or pill. It comes from your body being able to function at 100% so it can maintain its ability to operate, regulate, and repair itself. Explore our chiropractic services in Columbus, Ohio today!