The musculoskeletal structure should be viewed as part of the whole body and subject to the same intensive evaluation as any other system in the body. The musculoskeletal system is elaborate in so many alterations of function that it demands such consideration and should not be removed from consideration in evaluation , even when the initial problem appears removed from the musculoskeletal system.
furthermore, the human musculoskeletal system report for more than half of the body’s mass and is its biggest energy user. The large amounts of energy required by the musculoskeletal system must be given through the other systems in the body. If the musculoskeletal system raise its activity, and raise demand is placed on all the other body systems to meet the new, higher energy demands.
Chiropractic notes that the presence of dis-ease or dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system may interfere with the ability of the musculoskeletal system to act efficiently, which in turn requires greater work from the other systems within the body.
An important principle of chiropractic is that because the nervous system is highly developed in the human being and influences all other systems in the body, it therefore plays a significant role in health and disease. Although the exact nature of the relationship between dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and changes in neurological input to other body systems is not known, an enduring basic principle of chiropractic is that aberrations in structure or function can have an effect on health the body’s sense of well-being. The nervous system’s effects on the body’s ability to fight disease through the immune response demonstrate this concept.
The nervous system also communicates with the endocrine system to maintain a state of homeostasis (Balance), defined simply as physiologic stability. This tendency of the body to maintain a steady state or to seek equilibrium despite external changes, referred to as ponos by Hippocrates, is the underlying theme in Chiropractic original concept of innate intelligence influencing health.
Manual procedures and, specifically, the adjustment are applied to address local musculoskeletal system disorders and to improve musculoskeletal system function. A consequence of improved musculoskeletal system function may be improvement in the body’s ability to self-regulate, thereby allowing the body to seek homeostasis and improved health.
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