Chiropractic Care in Keokuk IA
Everyone thinks of a chiropractic doctor when they have back or neck pain, but not many people think of them when they are suffering from allergies, disc problems, headaches or fibromyalgia. Our Keokuk chiropractic team at James Healthcare & Associates Inc. is here to help you recover quickly. By offering patients multiple options we are able to provide the highest quality care.
Unlike an anti-histamine, chiropractic care gives the body strength to fight allergies. An allergy occurs when the body detects foreign substances and perceives it as harmful such as dust, pollen, animal dander, etc. Your immune system reacts to these foreign substances by causing sneezing, congestion, rashes, hives and coughing with the goal of expelling them from the body. In severe cases, an allergen can cause seizures or even anaphylactic shock. This occurs due to histamines created by the immune system in an effort to protect your body.
What Conditions Can Chiropractic Care Help?
So what conditions can chiropractic care help? To understand that question it is important to know that your spine is what protects your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is how your body communicates between the brain and every system. If there is a vertebra that is misaligned, it may be impinging on a nerve. This is important because it has been found that the nervous system plays a key role in how your immune system functions. Therefore, if your nervous system is being compromised, your immune system may be compromised and malfunctioning. A chiropractor is a specially trained doctor that works with the nervous system by relieving pressure off of the nerves. By doing this, it allows your body to function at its max potential and not overreact to allergens, fight infections quicker as well as decrease to likelihood of contracting illness such as colds and flus.
There is marshmallow like pads between your vertebrae called intervertebral discs. These discs house nerves inside a jelly like solution, surrounded by a cartilage. They are very important for numerous reasons. These discs proved movement in the spine. When these discs start to degenerate, the spine will become less mobile and may eventually start fuse together. Intervertebral discs are also creating space between the vertebrae. This is important because nerves pass through these spaces and if the space becomes compromised then the nerve may be pinched or become stressed. Discs also act as a shock absorbers. When movement occurs, the jelly solution gives the disc the ability to expand and compress. If a spine becomes misaligned, a disc can become herniated, bulged, slipped, or if it’s bad enough it could even rupture. A misalignment is not the only cause for these conditions. Age can also cause the disc to become weak. Not only will these conditions put pressure on the nerves, it can also cause pain.
If you are suffering from these conditions call James Healthcare & Associates Inc. in Keokuk for a no obligation consultation. Surgery is expensive, risky, time consuming and potentially has side effects. The majority of people heal naturally through chiropractic adjustments and you can too.
There are many conditions that have been discussed that chiropractic care can help. Not only can chiropractic adjustments help alleviate pain and help conditions, but it can also prevent conditions through maintenance care. Regularly scheduled visits help maintain proper structure and mobility. Keeping your nervous system functioning helps keep your immune system, reproductive system, respiratory system, circulatory system and much more functioning at its max potential!
Call us today at James Healthcare & Associates Inc. in Keokuk for your no obligation consultation and get your body functioning at its highest potential! Imagine the possibilities!