A Chiropractor is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders through treatment by means of manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine and the musculoskeletal system, this has far-reaching implications for one’s general health.
A healthy spine and a healthy nervous system – a symbiosis
Whilst the spine forms the core of one’s skeletal framework, thereby maintaining body rigidity, it is also responsible for housing and protecting the central nervous system and the maintenance of correct posture and balance. Its importance, therefore, in terms of general health, cannot be over-emphasised.
The general state of health of the central nervous system has a significant knock-on effect on the health of the general nervous system which extends to all the body’s muscles and organs. It is not uncommon, then, to discover root causes for many maladies being manifested in spinal or other skeletal conditions.
In terms of nutrition, the “other half” of “whole-body” health, it isn’t sufficient to merely take care of the musculoskeletal and nervous structures as singular entities. It is important to also pay attention to the building blocks and the nourishment of these systems. And this is derived from what one eats – you are, after all, what you eat. This falls to a specialised branch of Chiropractic practice focussing on nutrition in an endeavour to expand the healing reach of the Chiropractor.
Areas covered include identification of nutritional needs in patients, the recommendation of diets and dietary supplements as well as detoxification processes and toxin-reducing dietary recommendations.