This may be the understatement of the year, but believe it or not, your spine is pretty damn important.
Our spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows our body to move, twist and bend through every motion within our busy day. It also encases our spinal cord, the delicate nerve tissue that carries and controls all communication between our brain and our body (aka the nervous system). When these vertebrae are not sitting on top of each other correctly, and there is pressure being placed on the nerve, communication can be affected. Imagine for a moment a kink in a garden hose, and how that pressure can affect the flow of water. The flow of energy from the brain to the body, and vice versa, can be affected similarly. As in every other aspect of life, communication is key. Getting your 'spine checked' is a way of removing that theoretical kink from the garden hose, allowing your body to experience the most ideal communication and function for optimal health and wellbeing.
It is the spinal misalignments at the foundation of our core that can contribute to body imbalances (one shoulder or one hip being higher than the other for example), resulting in symptoms of pain, discomfort, tension, and decreased mobility in the body. Unfortunately, by the time pain and symptoms appear, the problem may have been present for awhile (months, even years) allowing scar tissue to form and muscle compensation patterns to develop. But no worries, there's something that we can do about that.
Muscle connects to bone and bone connects to muscle, but fascia is intertwined within all of it, so it is important that all of these components are addressed. This is why our sessions include a variety of massage techniques, myofascial therapies, and therapeutic stretches, in addition to the chiropractic adjustment.
Body Alignment Therapy is a uniquely integrated, drug-free approach to improving alignment and restoring balance within the ENTIRE body.