Understanding Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. With The Life House you will become empowered about your well being with increased function and vitality.

Anatomical Understanding of Chiropractic

Stacked on top of one another in the spine are more than 30 bones, the vertebrae, which together form the spine. Because of the dynamic movement of humans, as well as the stress we put on ourselves, it is very easy for the vertebrae to become slightly displaced. All the nerves exiting the brain form our spinal cord which passes through the narrow channel in the center of the spine. The spinal cord itself only attaches to the vertebrae at certain levels. This is where Torque Release Chiropractic gets its uniqueness and specificity. We are able to analyze precisely where and how the spine mis-aligns to cause ill health and a lack of full function and balance in the body. Through gentle, specific, Torque Release Chiropractic adjustments, we are able to restore the proper alignment and tension on the spine and spinal cord without popping, twisting, or cracking the neck.

Numerous conditions stem from misalignment of the spine as spinal cord tension results, effecting different parts of the body and body functions based on the specific nerves compromised.

The spinal cord is divided into segments similar to the corresponding vertebrae: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal. The cord also has nerve roots and rootlets which form branch-like appendages. Along the dorsal root are the cells of the dorsal root ganglia, which are critical in the transmission of “pain” messages from the cord to the brain. Here is where injury, damage, and trauma become pain.

The loss of structural integrity from the misaligned spine results in distress in the nervous system and may be affecting the brain, the brain stem, the spinal cord and/or the peripheral nerves. This is how spinal misalignment can be impacting your health outside of just the pain you may be experiencing.

Between the vertebrae are round, spongy pads of cartilage called discs that act like shock absorbers. In many cases, degeneration or pressure from overexertion can cause a disc to shift or protrude and bulge, causing pressure on a nerve and resultant pain. When this happens, the condition is called a slipped, bulging, herniated or ruptured disc, and can result in nerve damage.