Breaking Down Ailments, One Vertebrae at a Time
When people get a stomach ache, pain behind their eyes, fierce allergies, or breathing issues, their first thought isn’t about their spine. If anything, they’ll visit a GP in search of a diagnosis. If these issues come out of nowhere and continue to be chronic, however, you might consider visiting a chiropractor as well. There’s a chance they could link your chronic problems to misaligned vertebrae.
Nerve interruption by way of spinal subluxation is one of the most common ailments chiropractors deal with. More than just back or neck pain, subluxations affecting nerves can cause a slew of wellness problems throughout the body. Without the expertise of a chiropractor, it can be hard to make the specific connection.
The chiropractic team at Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID is familiar with interruptions to the central nervous system. Through a full spine assessment, we may be able to locate the vertebrae that’s giving you trouble, putting an end to your chronic condition.
The cervical spine
Dealing with blurred vision? Hearing loss? Migraines? Subluxations or nerve issues in the cervical spine may be to blame. This small segment of spine is home to nerve pathways for some of your body’s most vital systems – including everything from the neck up. Nerve interruptions in this region could be responsible for:
- Eye problems including blurred vision, dry eyes, and double vision;
- Headaches, dizziness, and mental fog, along with fatigue and stuffiness;
- Ear issues that may include hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and vertigo;
- Thyroid problems including hair loss, metabolic issues, insomnia, and fatigue.
Nerves flowing through C1-C7 can go unnoticed or present as localized symptoms (neck pain). If you’re experiencing neck or shoulder pain in conjunction with any of the above issues, chiropractic could offer solutions.
The thoracic spine
The largest segment of the spine can also be the source of numerous wellness issues if alignment issues come into play. T1-T12 subluxations can present in a wide range of symptoms that include:
- Heart problems that include cardiac pain, hypertension, and heart palpitations;
- Stomach problems including acid reflux, indigestion, ulcers, or GERD;
- Breathing issues such as lower lung capacity, coughing, asthmatic attacks, and more;
- Adrenal gland trouble resulting in hormonal imbalances;
- Pancreatic problems such as blood sugar inconsistency or mood swings;
- Liver trouble taking many forms, including being unable to function at full capacity.
The thoracic spine subluxations can be easily recognized by a trained chiropractor. Going for routine spinal adjustments could be a simple way to proactively treat conditions like those listed above.
The lumbar spine
L1-L7 encompass the lumbar vertebrae, which are home to nerve pathways for systems residing in the lower regions of the body. Compressed nerves in this region of the spine can result in:
- Intestinal distress presenting in diarrhea, constipation, IBS, bloating, and more;
- Kidney issues in the form of kidney stones, nephritis, and more;
- Sex organ dysfunction including impotence, infertility, and more;
- Bladder trouble, commonly presenting is incontinence.
Often grouped in with this region is the sacral spine, which can contribute issues with the hips and buttocks to the equation. All of these problems may not appear to have roots in the spine, which makes it all the more important to consult with a chiropractor if they present alongside localized back pain.
Under duress, the central nervous system can quickly deteriorate a person’s health and wellbeing. The problem is, symptoms are rarely localized. Instead, it’s important to pay attention to spine health as a catalyst for nervous system problems.
The chiropractic experts at Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID use Chiropractic BioPhysics to accurately map the spine of each patient. This ensures any nerve compression can be accurately pinpointed and approached. If you’re experiencing a chronic condition that’s seemingly a mystery, visit us for a free chiropractic consultation, to see if your central nervous system may be playing a role.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.