Problems of… Spinal Column

The state of your health is closely linked to your nervous system. Its proper functioning depends on your spine’s balance.

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The Spine, The Nervous System and Chiropractic

The reason the spine is also known as “the tree of life” is because in its interior it houses the key piece of our organism, the nervous system.

Said system, whose central element is the spinal cord – accompanied by nerves branching out from it and coming out from each of the vertebrae – allows us to move, be sensitive to our environment, but above all it keeps us alive.

The autonomic nervous system, situated along and to the sides of the spine, it’s made up of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and it is responsible for vital and unconscious functions of the body like breathing, digestion, circulation, etc. This system controls the body’s phases of activity and rest and regulates each of the organs of our body for optimal performance and to achieve wellness.

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Through the nervous system

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It has recently been discovered that the nerves also play an important role in nutrition of the tissues that they reach.

Through the nervous system, the nerve information circulates from the brain towards all the organs of the body. The nervous flow passes through the spinal cord first, protected by the spinal column, and then by the nerve roots, that emerges between the vertebrae through the vertebral foramen and they branch all over the body.


When the vertebrae that makes up the spinal column loses its normal alignment, they can compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. This phenomenon, called subluxation, creates neurological interferences.

If they are not treated in time, the subluxations can in the long run lead to serious disorders, such as asthma, digestive problems, gynecological problems, nervousness, hypersensitivity to stress or to depression, predisposition to fibromyalgia; without forgetting, of course, herniated discs, back pain, grips, etc.

Subluxations have multiple causes, bad posture habits; in daily life, at work, sleeping, accidents, falls, or even cervical trauma produced during childbirth. The aging factor is also a factor of subluxations.


Step by step treatment

The Chiropractic Doctor’s mission is to detect and correct subluxations. When restoring the vertebrae to their natural position, interference is eliminated and the nervous system recovers its correct function. Therefore, the pains and disorders of the spinal column will disappear and the entire body as well as overall health is improved. In addition, the power and speed of the body’s reaction time in front of various physical and mental aggressions will improve remarkably.


In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.

During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.


During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.

Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.


Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.

Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.


The set appointments must be respected.

They have been established to obtain the best results.


The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.

After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.

You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.

Links of interest

  • Gray H., Gray’s Anatomy. The Anatomical Basis of Medicine and Surgery, 38th Edition, edited by Peter L. Williams, D.Sc., M.A., M.B., B.Chir., F.R.C.S., Churchill Livingston, 1995

  • Hadelman S., D.C., M.D., Principles and Practice of Chiropractic, Appelton-Lange, 1991.

  • Netter, Ciba Collections: The Nervous System, Volume 1, Part 1, Anatomy and Physiology, 1986.


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