Frequently, doctors look at headache, neck pain, back pain and any other aches and pains that might bring you to their offices as a separate and distinct health problem. There are some doctors that work exclusively on headaches and neck pain. Then you have others who specialize in carpal tunnel pain or sciatica and disc pain. Once again, they are trying to separate the disease processes in the human body, many times offering different treatments for carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, headache, low back pain and sciatica. But the truth is, many of the treatments in medicine are to alleviate the symptoms to bring about comfort and ultimately thinking the body is once again well. This, however, is “outside-in” thinking. Doctors think each individual health problem is a distinct one and therefore treated with a different solution. This process is a very archaic way of thinking.
Our research has proven that the human body is not individual pieces, but actually one entity. The answer to all aches and pains lies in the nervous system. The only way a headache, neck pain, back pain or carpal tunnel pain can be felt is through the nerves. We have learned through our research that all pain must travel and be identified through a nerve. We are finding that the answer to the correction of this ache or pain is literally to restore the function of the nervous system, which will bring about ease in the nerve. This will bring about healing of the tissue, ultimately repairing the area by bringing about ease and harmony, which is lack of pain. If one takes a pill for the low back pain and it comes back, the healing process has not occurred.
The chiropractic approach to all issues that we have discussed is that there must be one main source of interference to these nerves that then creates the inflammation break down of our tissue cells and, ultimately, pain. Many people think pain is the problem. We have found that the 24 vertebrae in the spinal column will shift out of position at times, creating pressure on a nerve that branches off to literally thousands. At times, this pressure can bring about pain not only to the low back, but also to the leg and maybe the big toe.
By identifying the misalignment at the source — the spinal cord — taking pressure off the nerve at that point could bring back function to nerves, which ultimately brings about the healing to that area. Chiropractic has found the one cause to all disease process in the malfunction of the nervous system and immune system. Once the vertebrae in the spinal column are restored to normal, harmony exists and, ultimately, health. So when you think of taking that pill, lotion or potion for that pain, what must cross your mind is that there is a cause and major source of irritation to the nerve that is bringing about that ache or pain. A chiropractic adjustment restores the proper nerve flow to allow healing.