The Link Between Spine Alignment and Holistic Health

The Link Between Spine Alignment and Holistic Health

Of the 35 million Americans who seek treatment from a chiropractor each year, each person comes for a slightly different reason. Patients may come to treat back pain, sciatica, or even to manage scoliosis.

Despite the specific condition or situation that drives them to seek chiropractic care, the common thread that connects them all is that they want to live a full and productive life. Being liberated from physical pain is definitely a good reason to seek chiropractic care, but that’s just scratching the surface.

In this blog, John Hunt, DC, at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora shares his thoughts on how maintaining a healthy spinal alignment is connected to holistic health

Holistic health explained

Holistic health is an approach to healing that’s based on the premise that in order for one to get and maintain optimal health, all of the interdependent parts must work well together. And holistic health doesn’t simply look at “physical” parts, such as the arms, liver, or heart.

Instead, holistic health maintains that the body, mind, spirit, and emotions make up a whole person, and so they need to be addressed as a whole. If a part of the body needs healing, it should be addressed as part of the whole and not isolated and treated independently.

Looking beyond the symptoms

Much like chiropractic care, holistic medicine looks well beyond treating symptoms as an ultimate health goal. It carefully examines the interrelationships of the parts of the body and looks for imbalances that could be causing pain or disease.

Holistic health care aims to provide healing and, at the same time, prevent problems from occurring in the future, so you can live a full and productive life. 

The link between spinal health and overall health

A core belief in chiropractic care is that proper spinal alignment is key to having a healthy body.

Foundation for health 

At Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora, our practitioners are especially trained and certified to use an advanced level of corrective chiropractic care called Chiropractic BioPhysics®, also known as the Ideal Spine protocol.

This advanced discipline maintains that the spine is the starting point for the diagnosis of most maladies in the body, whether they’re physical or mental. The spine is the literal and figurative crossroad of the central nervous system and musculoskeletal system. If your spine is in proper alignment, then this should help your overall health as well.

Imbalance issues

If you incur an injury or your spine comes out of alignment for another reason, this can have ramifications throughout your body. A misaligned spine can trigger:

This is only a partial list, but as you can see, a spine that is out of alignment can cause a host of health issues.

Nerve energy

Perhaps the simplest way to think about the connection between spinal alignment and holistic health is that a spine that is properly aligned can allow energy to flow freely.

Regular chiropractic care can restore and maintain healthy spinal alignment, which can allow your nerve energy to communicate effectively with all of the systems in your body. This, in turn, can help your body and mind function at an optimal level.

If you’d like to learn more about the Ideal Spine protocol and holistic health, book an appointment over the phone with Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora today. Our experienced team of practitioners can help you on your journey to overall health and wellness.

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