Our bodies have an ability to heal themselves. Think about it, you don't have to tell your heart to beat or your lungs to breathe. If you get a bruise or a cut, in a few days you won't even see them anymore. This healing is done by our Central Nervous System. So what does this have to do with your spine? Your Nervous System is made up of the brain and spinal cord which are protected within your spine. Nerves exit between each vertebrae of the spine to receive and send information to each and every cell, tissue, and organ in the body so we function properly. Misalignment of the spine, also known as Subluxation, can cause interference to this system, and therefore, dysfunction. Long term, this can lead to a plethora of health issues and dis-ease. By maintaining the spine, not only can we move our best and prevent nagging neck and back pain, but we can promote overall well being by allowing the brain to communicate properly with the body.
Functional Health addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Functional health addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease. In this way, functional health supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.