Stress is like an iceberg. Sometimes we can see the tip, but we don't always see or know how deep it goes. We all have it, we all need it
to grow, but too much or the wrong kind of stress can make us sick.
Stress is all around us. It's in our head, it’s in our heart, it’s in
our breath, it’s in our diet…it even keeps us attached to earth by way
of gravity. So, as stress is unavoidable and always there, it is
what you do to be ready for it, or how you handle it when you're experiencing it, that makes you stronger.
Who should go to a chiropractor? The short answer is anyone
with a spine and nervous system. The spine is a remarkable stack of
funny shaped bones (vertebrae) separated by these little cushions called discs.
Through the center of the spine runs the spinal cord. Basically the
spine acts as our circuit board connecting our brain and body.
People have unique points of view based on how chiropractic has
changed their lives, and everyone can benefit from it. From infants all the way up the age range, including the mom who no longer deals with daily
migraine headaches to the grade-schooler who no longer wets the bed (and
can now enjoy sleepovers) to the construction foreman who was spared
from back surgery.
What exactly is a pinched nerve? That question usually brings a lot of
thoughts to mind because if you've ever had a "pinched nerve," you've felt misery. Sharp and intense shooting pain-- that doesn’t cease-- is the
main symptom that first comes up. Other symptoms like burning, tingling, or numbness
are associated with a “pinched nerve."
In actuality, rarely are nerves truly “pinched." More often, they're compressed, or pressed by tissues like ligaments or bones.