Chiropractic and General Health

There is much controversy surrounding the question of whether chiropractic or other professional can alleviate or cure certain diseases of internal organs through spinal manipulation. Although one of the guiding principles of chiropractic is that no treatment is given with the intent to cure any pathology per se directly, many chiropractors, if not most, almost anecdotally report that many of their patients with different organic conditions generally improve while you are under their care.

The most compelling reason to continue to believe that there is a relationship between spinal injuries and internal functions (or rather, the organic changes) remains the clinical evidence from stories and anecdotes about the advent of improvements in different conditions as a result of therapeutic reason designed to treat spinal injuries.

The structure governs function is also basic axiom of osteopathy, would mean that any functional impairment is determined by a structural alteration.The structure is not only important, but it is the key to treatment. Therefore, it can solve correcting organ dysfunction.

To understand this mechanism we must speak of the autonomic nervous system, we could say that the nervous system is divided into a part that reflects the will and conscience and another machine that runs continuously which gives the body orders for the proper functioning of organs and systems.

The autonomic nervous system is then part of the central and peripheral nervous system that is responsible for regulating involuntary body functions, the maintenance of internal balance and responses adapt to changes in the external and internal environment.

Helps control, among other functions, the pressure arterial, digestive secretions and motility broadcast urine, sweating and body temperature.Some of these functions are fully controlled by the system autonomic nervous, while others are partially.

This automatism is regulated by the autonomic nervous system and this is divided into a sympathetic and parasympathetic another, going up or down the activity of each organ as sensors distributed throughout the body.

The sympathetic nervous system can be activated in bulk; this occurs when the hypothalamus is activated by a particular event such as a very intense painful or emotional stimuli and thus a generalized reaction throughout the body, known as alarm reaction or stress, also called the fight-or-flight response occurs.

With the massive sympathetic discharge the body starts to perform an activity vigorous muscular; increases blood pressure, increases blood flow to active muscles and decreases in unnecessary organs for a quick activity, widespread increases cellular metabolism, muscle glycolysis, muscle strength, and mental activity. This allows strenuous activities.

Contrary to what happens with the sympathetic nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system is related to relaxation processes, and its activation is oriented to energy saving.

Thus, parasympathetic activation causes a decrease in heart rate, bronchial smooth muscle constriction, miosis, etc. Signs of parasympathetic discharge are nausea, vomiting, increased intestinal peristalsis, and defecation enuresis. Also leads to increased secretions.

The vertebral subluxation then in addition to generating local pain symptoms or irradiated generates conduction disturbance stimuli of the autonomic nervous system leading to impaired function of internal systems and organs, so it is very common in our clinic, the comment of patients about improvements in health that are not commonly associated with the origin of the query, as examples include decreased gastritis, dyspepsia, recovery of smell, loss of ringing in the ears, decreased menstrual cramps, voltage stabilization blood etc.

Although these changes are likely to occur, chiropractors we do not propose to solve such diseases occur in the body’s ability to heal itself when interference to the nerve conduction disappear by aligning the spine, however suggest that any such symptoms should be controlled by the appropriate specialist.