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The primary focus of chiropractic is the overall function of the body. As you move throughout the day dozens of joints all move in a brilliant harmony being pulled on by dozens of muscles firing in a specific pattern. Additionally our bodies are under various stresses at any given moment. We often think of mechanical stresses, but there is also emotional stress, environmental stress, and other versions, as well. All of these motions in the joints under the various stresses can cause misalignments to occur in any joint in the body. Chiropractic care identifies and corrects these misalignments to restore proper function to the body as a whole.

Chiropractic primarily focuses on correcting the misalignments that occur in the spine. The spine is made up of 33 individual bones (24 of which individually move) and houses the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the information highway for the body. The communication signals that govern and control the body travel to and from the brain via nerves that travel through the spinal cord. When misalignments occur in the vertebrae, known as vertebral subluxations, irritation can occur to the spinal nerves. This irritation can impede the Brain-Body communication. This is often referred to as a “pinched nerve”. This irritation isn’t as much a bone pinching or entrapping the nerve, but rather swelling and cell byproducts building up around the spinal nerve irritating and impeding it. It is similar to road construction on a highway. As lanes are closed due to the interference of the construction traffic is slowed and hindered; sometimes the roads are closed altogether. Similarly, as nerves are irritated and impinged signal pathways in the nerves are reduced and sometimes blocked. As this happens the communication in the body is slowed, interrupted, and potentially stopped. Chiropractic care identifies and corrects these vertebral subluxations to restore proper communication and function to the body.

Additionally, chiropractic can identify misalignments in the extremities (feet, legs, arms, etc) to maintain proper biomechanics and function of the entire body. Maintaining an optimal level of function, including the Brain-Body communication, which is paramount to maintaining health, wellness, and an active lifestyle.

At Active Lifestyle we adjust these misalignments using very gentle techniques. Most of the time the adjustments are comfortable and painless.