What Can Chiropractors Do?

By Keith Giaquinto | Posted OnMarch 12, 2024

Chiropractors can do a lot for you and your family’s health.  Chiropractic care focuses on removing subluxations by performing spinal manipulation to restore and strengthen your body.  A strong and balanced body can easily express health.  Chiropractors can do a lot more than just adjusting your spine.  Let’s unpack all Chiropractic care can do for you.

Body Dysfunction and Symptoms
When your body is out of balance and dysfunctional, it will express symptoms to let you know.  It is important to understand the basics of how the body works so you know where to put your focus when you are symptomatic.  There is a priority sequencing that occurs for our body to become sick and to heal.  When you put all of your energy into chasing and managing symptoms, no healing takes place.  Healing only takes place when normal function is restored and the body is back in balance, not just becoming asymptomatic.  You can be asymptomatic, still have dysfunction and the body can exist in a weakened state.  It doesn’t mean you are healthy, just asymptomatic.

The Importance of Nervous System and Brain Health
The brain is the main computer of the body and is responsible for monitoring, coordinating, regulating and directing every organ, gland, tissue and cell in the entire body.  The spine has a very intimate connection to your brain.  Your spine is the gateway between your brain and every organ, gland, tissue and cell in the body.  Your nervous system is a two lane highway of information. There needs to be proper and accurate brain body communication through the nervous system for the internal balance to be maintained (homeostasis).  When homeostasis is balanced the body is able to fully express health.  When this balance is disrupted due to Mechanical, Emotional and/or Nutritional (M.E.N.) stress on the body, it causes subluxations in the spine.   A subluxation is a restricted or misaligned vertebrae that causes stress in your nervous system and disrupts brain body communication.  Subluxations disrupts the autonomic nervous system, which can negatively influence organ function, cause hormone imbalance, increase inflammation, cause muscle contraction and weakens immunity.

Negative Effects of Stress on Your Body
Stress is the cause of all disease and M.E.N. are the cause of all stress.   Your spine acts like a circuit breaker for your nervous system.  When there is high stress in your life, (it can be one kind of stress or a combination of the three – M.E.N.), prolonged stress in your life or you mismanage your stress, subluxations occur in your spine.  A subluxation is your body’s response to stress.  Subluxations weaken the body and cause dysfunction.  Your body expresses this dysfunction through symptoms and health challenges.

The Principles of Chiropractic

The principles of Chiropractic can be summed up in one sentence.  The power that made the body, heals the body.  Chiropractic calls on the recuperative powers of the body (Innate Intelligence) to do all the healing.  This power (Innate) is expressed through the nervous system.  Chiropractors manipulate subluxated vertebrae to restores motion in the spine.   This restores brain body communication in the nervous system and balances the autonomic nervous system, which can then positively influence organ function, help to balance hormones, decrease inflammation, relax muscles and strengthens immunity.

Chiropractic Care is Holistic
Chiropractors have a more holistic approach to health.  Adjusting the spine is not the only one thing they can do.  Chiropractors can also adjust extremities, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles.  They can do postural rehab offering stretches and strengthening exercises to strengthen your spine.  A stronger spine can hold the proper alignment longer and keep you healthy.  They can recommend a certain diet and nutritional supplements as well as stress management tools.  Going to a chiropractor is not just about getting your back manipulated.  Chiropractic care is holistic in nature and offers so much more than neck and back pain relief.

Chiropractic Care is About Brain Health and Nervous System Balance
When you think about going to a chiropractor, the first thing I want you to think about is brain health.  Chiropractic is all about brain health.   Our approach to this is through the spine which balances the nervous system.  Next I want you to think about balanced organs and hormones and strong immunity.  Chiropractic does not add or remove anything from the body.  The body’s natural state is health and well-being. (Read that again)  We do a great job of abusing our body mechanically, emotionally and nutritionally to the point our body can no longer compensate and has to break down.  Our body lets us know it is out of balance and dysfuncitonal by expressing symptoms or a health challenge.

Simply put, when the body is subluxated, dysfunctional, organs and tissues are malnourished and our immunity is weakened, the body HAS to express illness.  It doesn’t have a choice.   The opposite also rings true.  When the spine is properly aligned, organs and tissues are well fed and your immunity is strong, the body HAS to express health.  It is what the body was designed to do.

Chiropractic Specialties
Chiropractors are licensed and board certified physicians.   Chiropractors can have specialties just like medical doctors.  Chiropractor can specialize in sport medicine, radiology, neurology, pregnancy and infant care, internal health, rehab, etc.  Even though there are many specialties, the basis and philosophy of chiropractic remains the same regardless of their specialty.

What Chiropractors Can Treat
Chiropractors are known to help people with neck, mid, low back pain and headaches.  Chiropractic care is great for these conditions.  But going to a chiropractor for neck, back pain or headaches is limiting what chiropractic can do for your overall health.  Going to a chiropractor for neck/back pain is like getting a new smart phone and only using it for the calculator.  You can use the calculator and have great results with using just that app. But is the calculator the only thing a smart phone was made for?  No.  Neither is chiropractic.

Chiropractors can treat an array of conditions.  They can treat musculoskeletal conditions like neck/back pain, stiff sore joints, chronic pain, sprains/strains, muscle spasms, headaches, sports injuries, herniated discs, numbness tingling, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, extremities injuries, sciatica and pregnancy related symptoms to name a few.   Find a chiropractor with a specialty in Internal Health, like Dr. Keith Giaquinto, and they can treat conditions like digestion difficulties, immune imbalances, hormone imbalances, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety/depression, lymphatic congestion, swelling/edema, ADHD, autism, bedwetting, urinary frequency, weight loss, brain fog, PMS and menopausal symptoms to name a few.

Dr. Keith Giaquinto’s Specialty
Dr. Keith Giaquinto specializes in Internal Health and practices in Naperville, IL.  He utilizes chiropractic adjustments, posture rehab, dietary recommendations, prescribes supplements, emotional support, patient education and offers lifestyle guidance to help his patient heal themselves.  The more you understand how your body works and what you can do to heal yourself, the faster you will heal.  Healing is not a spectator sport.

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