Hospital Drive Chiropractic

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Cause and Effect

To see how chiropractic treatments helps disorders that seem unrelated to the spine, consider the man injures his back while lifting a heavy object. His injury may result in pressure being exerted on the spinal cord, which may cause a pinched nerve. Whether the injury results in pain (only some nerves in the spinal column transmit feeling) or loss of feeling, the nerve's function is affected. And, since this nerve may be part of the autonomic nervous system that controls such involuntary actions as breathing and digestion, a pinched nerve could cause digestive or breathing problems. Chiropractic strives to remove blockages of nerve impulses that may adversely impact the autonomic functions of the body and cause disease.

PS In addition to the spine, the chiropractor may make adjustments to other joints.