What is chiropractic?


Your spine has twenty four individual moving vertebrae which protect the spinal cord and nerves. This is the information superhighway of the body providing your muscles with strength, your body with movement, and your brain with coordination. It is important to understand that a healthy spine is the foundation for optimal musculoskeletal health and good posture.

Due to the intimate relationship between your spine and your nervous system spinal joint dysfunction (known as misalignments) often manifests as back pain. However, if you click on the picture to your right you can see how the nerves travel to and from your spine. Chiropractors often find that pressure on these nerves cause back pain and physical symptoms elsewhere in the body. Chiropractic is unique in recognising that many health conditions are caused by this spinal and nerve dysfunction.

Pain, stiffness, numbness, dizziness, headaches and muscle weakness could be indicators that it’s time for a chiropractic check-up.

Most chiropractors are are not only concerned with spines, bones, joints and nerves. Whilst old bumps and knocks and poor spinal posture can cause misalignments, poor diet and unresolved negative emotions cause stress to your nervous system. If left unaddressed these can eventually physically manifest as a deterioration in your overall health and wellbeing.

Through identifying areas of stress and helping to improve the function of your spine, joints and nervous system, chiropractic can help you get out of pain and improve your quality of life.

To find out if Mark Walles, your Woking chiropractor can help you, call 01483 722388.