Indirectly chiropractic can influence organ function. Dr. Henry Widsor, MD performed a medical experiment in 1921 and concluded that degenerated and misaligned spines have high correlation with disease process not only of musculoskeletal structure but organs too. Organ function can be influenced by chiropractic treatment.
How can chiropractic influence organ function?
spinal nerves and organ function
There is an indirect connection between your spine and your internal organs. Internal organs are connected to the brain via the spinal cord and through nerve ganglia and plexuses (we may call those smaller brains that directly affect the organs). Without the right signals from the brain however our organs cannot function at their optimum. Keeping the spine free of nerve interference as well as restoring the proper curves in the spine is what chiropractors do. Chiropractic adjustments correct miss alignments in the spine, thus preventing degeneration and slowing disease processes in bone, muscle and organs.
How subluxation can influence organ function?
When a subluxation is present musculoskeletal factors interfere with the normal function of the nerves. Examples of musculoskeletal factors are: misalignment of adjacent vertebra, spasm of muscles over the misalignment site, inflammation of tendons, and swelling of the joint capsule which all cause nerve irritation and nerve interference. This nerve interference affects the nerve ability to transmit information directly to the bones, muscles and skin and indirectly through the ganglia to the organs.
Symptoms associated with specific nerve roots. (Curtsey of Dr. Edward Burt, DC)
26 nerve levels provide neurological supply to vital organs and musculoskeletal system. Here are the symptoms associated with each nerve root.
C1– blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, brain, face, middle ear and sympathetic nervous system. PossibleSymptoms: headaches, insomnia, head colds, ear infections, dizziness or vertigo.