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How Chiropractic Care affects your Brain!

Tight Nerves = Tight Muscles?

When you think of muscles, you probably think of your biceps and triceps. You won’t necessarily think of the small muscles close to your spine and skull. These small muscles do in fact play a very important role – they tell your brain what your spine is doing, which represents what the core of your body is doing.

Spinal Dysfunction

If your spinal segments aren’t moving correctly it may cause background noise for your brain, or your brain might not get adequate information about what’s happening in your body, and will therefore have to fill in the blanks. When your brain can accurately perceive what is going on inside and out, it can better control your body for the situation at hand.

Rebooting the Brain like a computer!

A chiropractor will gently adjust any dysfunctional spinal segments, or what they call vertebral subluxations, to restore healthy movement. This can improve the communication between your brain, your body and the environment. It is a lot like rebooting a computer.

Could your Brain use a Reboot?

We all need stress in life! It’s what makes us stronger and more resilient. But when our nervous system is overwhelmed and can’t keep up, this is when our bodies tend to break down. At Launch WC, we focus on measuring how well your nervous system is functioning to understand what your body needs to overcome its health challenges. If you’re looking to Launch your health to new levels, then we’d love to see if our approach is right for you. Book yourself a Free Health Conversation Today!

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