St. Peters, Missouri
7472 Mexico Rd
Saint Peters, MO 63376
(636) 279-1400

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work? September 28, 2017

St. Peters, St. Charles
How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?, St. Peters, Missouri

Many people associate chiropractors with back pain. However, the main goal of chiropractic treatment is to deal with nervous system issues throughout the body; it does not necessarily require a specific medical condition. Below, Mid Rivers Chiropractic in St. Peters, MO, explains more about how chiropractic treatment works so you have a better understanding and can assess whether you may benefit from making an appointment.

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?

Chiropractors don’t just treat back and neck pain. These wellness professionals address issues within the nervous system, which is made up of three parts.

Central Nervous System

chiropractic treatmentThe central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal chord, and it controls the body’s movements. Chiropractic treatment involves manipulating the spine to provide pain relief and improve overall wellness. To treat a herniated disc, for example, a chiropractor may address the issue by massaging the area around the spine, using temperature therapy, or employing other methods that don’t involve medication.

Peripheral Nervous System

The peripheral nervous system triggers reflexes throughout the body by sending information from the digits and limbs to the brain. This means it affects the legs, feet, toes, arms, hands, and fingers. Diabetes is one condition that may disrupt this communication, requiring chiropractic treatment to restimulate the nerves and encourage blood flow to affected areas.

Autonomic Nervous System

Finally, the third component is called the autonomic nervous system. It controls the body motions you don’t think about, like digestion, hormone output, heart rate, and breathing. When your spine is out of alignment or nerves aren’t functioning properly, it can adversely affect your whole body, including these areas. Through spinal manipulation, massage, stretches, and other methods, chiropractic treatment will get your body back in sync, thus bringing improvements like lower blood pressure and improved lung function.

Through non-drug methods like nutritional counseling, massage, and electrotherapy, chiropractors will treat your entire body and address problems at their source. If chiropractic treatment would benefit you, make an appointment with Mid Rivers Chiropractic by calling (636) 279-1400. Visit their website to learn about their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Mid Rivers Chiropractic
St. Peters Experts Explain How Acupuncture Works, St. Peters, Missouri
Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that originated in China. Practitioners use heat, needles, and sometimes herbs (in the larger context of Traditional Chinese medicine) more
4 Easy Exercises to Relieve Neck, Back & Spinal Pain at Work, St. Peters, Missouri
Whether your work is labor-intensive or mostly sedentary, you may experience neck, back, and spinal pain as a result of sitting and standing for long periods. Pain is not just more
Can a Chiropractor Help Treat Headaches?, St. Peters, Missouri
Whether regular headaches are a slight inconvenience or they stop you from functioning normally for the entire day, they can have a severe impact on your quality of life. Regardless more
3 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident, St. Peters, Missouri
A car accident can leave you with immediate injuries, some of which can be debilitating. In other cases, there may be subtler, long-term issues that manifest later. Even if you don’ more
Chiropractor's 5 Tips for Staying Healthy at the Office, St. Peters, Missouri
Long days at the office can take their toll on the body, causing everything from blurry vision to carpal tunnel’s syndrome. For instance, lower back pain is one common complaint more