The Brain is like a Muscle: Use It or Lose It
What is Neurology?
Neurology is the study of the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves that come out of the spinal cord. At Jones Chiropractic, we understand the brain has the ability to change (neuroplasticity) through growth and reorganization. Using the ideas of neuroplasticity allows us to help neurological problems, reduce neurological degeneration, and optimize neurological performance to improve the quality of life through chiropractic care and neurological exercises.
Who can Benefit?
Everyone! Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) train for many years specializing in the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
At Jones Chiropractic we can help patients with many neurological complaints through neurological exercises, muscle testing, and laser therapy.
Common conditions that we can help with include:
- Bell's Palsy
Epilepsy and Seizures
What Causes Neurological Problems?
The brain is like a muscle; if you do not use it, you will lose it. At Jones Chiropractic we believe there are 4 causes of interference that can prevent your brain from functioning optimally:
1. Physical Interference
Cause: Concussion, Spinal Misalignment, Primitive Reflexes
2. Emotional Interference
Cause: Stress, Negative Thoughts & Traumas
3. Chemical Interference
Cause: Poor Diet, Heavy Metals, & Environmental Toxins
4. Electromagnetic Interference
Cause: Wi-Fi & Cell Phones
What is the "popping" noise heard when I get adjusted?"The “popping” noise from a chiropractic adjustment comes from gas escaping the joint. Most joints of your body have a capsule filled with fluid and gas. When the capsule is stretched, the air is released creating a “popping” sound (like opening a bottle of soda pop). No harm to the body occurs when this happens, but just the opposite. The nervous system is enhanced and can perform at a more optimal state.
Does it hurt to get adjusted?Most people find chiropractic adjustments relieving instead of painful. People who have not been to a chiropractor before have a preconception that a chiropractic adjustment will hurt due to the "popping" or "cracking" sound. This is rarely the case. On rare occasions people can experience mild pain, but most people experience a relieving sensation after a chiropractic adjustment.
Can infants/children recieve chiropractic care?Chiropractic is safe for all ages including infants and children. At Jones Chiropractic, we believe starting infants/children with preventitive chiropractic care early in life will set them up for a lifetime of health and well-being.
Is chiropractic safe for expecting mothers?Chiropractic care is safe for expecting mothers. Flexible spinal and pelvic joints allow the woman to better adapt to the rapid changes of her body while the baby is developing and preparing for the birth process.
How often do I need to go to the chiropractor?It depends upon the patient. Patient's that come in with an injury need to realize one appointment may help relieve the pain, but the tissue that was injured has not yet healed. So patients with an injury may need to see a chiropractor more frequently at the start of care. At Jones Chiropractic, we believe every human being, no matter the age, needs to get his/her spine checked on a regular basis, like taking your car to the mechanic. The goal of taking your car to the mechanic is for the mechanic to keep your car in working order and fix minor problems before any major issues arise. This is the same goal you should have when you make a regular appointment with a chiropractor.