When you started working out did you expect that you would be fit or strong after one session at the gym? No! In fact, you might have felt worse. Maybe sore, fatigued, etc.

Just like anything in life, time and repetition is what gets you from point A to point B. Trust the process. Hard work pays off.

Chiropractic care can help you get to the root cause of your health issues and begin to heal better.

While all chiropractic care focuses on healing the body through the spine, neurologically-based chiropractic is different in that it operates solely on a model designed to maintain and preserve optimal, lifelong health. It does not just seek to correct the current condition and symptoms, but to enhance healing throughout the life.

While most chiropractic methods provide effective temporary relief, true correction has lifelong benefits. We believe that our society operates and depends too much on a “sick care” model, which treats symptoms after they arise. Dr. Andrew at Steadfast Chiropractic in Saline, MI recommends regular preventative care to maintain spinal health for years.

Would you wait until you have a cavity before you start brushing your teeth? Of course not! The same applies to the health of your spine. Do not wait for pain or injury—practice routine maintenance instead!

According to a recent study, researchers in Japan say there is a possible link between Crohn’s disease and interference to the nervous system from spinal misalignments.

The research was published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and grew out of a previous study involving more than 3,000 patients with allergic diseases and over 1,000 non-allergic patients. It focused on the relationship between immune function, spinal displacements called vertebral subluxations, and how reducing those displacements resulted in improvement, and in some cases complete remission, of symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation causes pain and makes the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.

There are many theories about what causes Crohn’s disease but none has been proven. The most popular theory is that the body’s immune system reacts to a virus or a bacterium by causing ongoing inflammation in the intestine.

Treatment for Crohn’s disease includes corticosteroids to control inflammation but while these drugs are considered the most effective for active Crohn’s disease, they can cause serious side effects, including greater susceptibility to infection. Immune suppressing drugs are also used to treat Crohn’s disease.

According to Dr. Yasuhiko Takeda, a chiropractor and lead author of the study: “This is why it is so important to develop other means of dealing with this terrible disease. If we can find treatments that enhance the function of the immune and nervous systems perhaps we can help millions of people with this disease without the harmful side effects of drugs.”

Beginning in 1992, the focus of Takeda’s research has been on the relationship between subluxation, allergic disease, asthma, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel disorder and ulcerative colitis. He became interested in this after observing common patterns of spinal distortions and subluxation in patients presenting with these problems. He observed that many of these people got better following chiropractic care. This convinced him that chiropractic care was the answer to these health problems and that he needed to look into it in more detail.

As Takeda pointed out, “Allergic diseases are a large group of disorders that include: pollinosis, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, hay fever, bronchial asthma, drug allergies, Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. In Japan alone these diseases affect tens of millions of people. It affects their quality of life in terms of physical strength, immune deficiency, and autonomic imbalance. It doesn’t stop there as it affects their social well-being, schoolwork and on the job productivity. You must also consider the terrible side effects of the steroid medications and immunosuppresants that are given to treat these patients.”

While the results are exciting, more research is needed, according to Dr. Matthew McCoy, Editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. “Clearly the results of Dr. Takeda’s study are something to be excited about and they are not surprising considering other research that shows improved immune and nervous system function following chiropractic care,” stated Dr. McCoy.

Chiropractors correct misalignments and related problems of the spine that interfere with how the nerves work. These problems in the spine are called vertebral subluxations and can be corrected by chiropractors with painless adjustments to the affected spinal bones.
The specialization of Steadfast Chiropractic is neurologically-based chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, holistic and all-natural healthcare approach. A chiropractor looks at a person’s well-being in terms of their entire body, rather than just the area where symptoms manifest. Your nervous system controls and coordinates all of the cells, tissues, muscles and organs in your body. Small misalignments in the spine can affect the nervous system’s performance, greatly reducing your quality of life. If left uncorrected for long enough periods of time, those small misalignments can contribute to or cause numerous health issues.

The focus in our office is to locate and correct any nerve interference that you may have. Nerve interference, also referred to as a vertebral subluxation complex, is commonly the underlying issue of many bodily dysfunctions, ranging from neuromuscular to cellular conditions. In almost all cases, the body needs no help, just no interference! It is Dr. Andrew’s job to identify any neurospinal dysfunction, make any necessary adjustments, then give your body time to heal. Chiropractic is not the treatment of a condition, it is the correction of the root cause. Chiropractic works to actively correct these issues by conducting complete and thorough analysis, often followed by gentle, specific adjustments of the spine. 

The ultimate goal is to restore the incredible natural healing abilities of the human body. This is accomplished by getting all of the systems in your body working together properly, all of which are controlled and coordinated by the central nervous system!