Chiropractic care has been used for centuries to help people relieve and even eliminate various pains, from neck pain to back pain to sciatica (pain that starts in your lower back and radiates down your leg) and more. Most of these types of conditions are caused by an issue with a disc or vertebrae and almost all of them can be resolved by engaging in regular care with your Sunnyvale and San Francisco chiropractor. However, chiropractic care isn’t just about pain relief; it is also about overall health.
Your spinal column contains all of the nerves that extend from your brain to the rest of your body. That makes it responsible for making sure all of the messages are accurately relayed because when they’re not, that is when things go wrong – sometimes causing pain but, a lot of the times, giving off no indication of a problem whatsoever for years down the road.
Think of it like a garden hose. As long as the hose is straight and nothing impinges on it, everything is fine. The water flows freely and you’re able to hydrate your garden or wash your car. Life is good.
However, make one wrong move and the water stops. Not only does this mean that there is an immediate issue (no water coming from the nozzle) but, if you don’t correct it, there may be long-term consequences as well. Your garden will sizzle in the sun and die without producing any sort of vegetation, or your vehicle will begin to rust under the layers of dirt and dust, allowing it to fall apart more quickly.
This is exactly what happens if your spinal column gets, and remains, out of place. Your immediate consequences may be pain and discomfort, but the long-term concerns are often of greater value. Therefore, if you don’t take care of any kinks or misalignments, you may find yourself with issues that are much larger, simply because they weren’t rectified when they happened.
As your Sunnyvale and San Francisco chiropractor, Dr. Stern is committed to finding and correcting any spinal issues that may be affecting your overall health and wellness so that you can enjoy a long and happy life. Don’t wait until your problems are larger and more complicated.