Chiropractie Natuurlijk

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body).

Nervous system
The nervous system of the human body is responsible for sending, receiving, and processing nerve impulses throughout the body. All the organs and muscles inside your body rely upon these nerve impulses to function. It could be considered as the master control unit inside your body. Sense organs provide the nervous system with information about the environment by means of such senses as sight, hearing, smell, taste, tough, pressure, and pain. Nerves are connected throughout the whole body to the brain. They carry the information throughout the body in the form of electrochemical signals called impulses. These impulses travel from the brain and spinal cord to the nerves located throughout the body.

The spine
The spine is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae. Each vertebra has the general shape of a ring. The rings are stacked one on top of another forming a vertical tunnel. The brain controls the whole body through the spinal cord. Every function under the neck is controlled by the spinal cord, muscle function, breathing, your heart, digestion, sense of touch and immune function, are just a few things controlled by the spinal cord. That's why it's important to keep your spine healthy.

The delicate spinal cord is suspended from the brain and extends down through the tunnel formed by the vertebrae. At each vertebral level there are openings called foramen. The nerve emerge in pairs, one to the right and one to the left. There are thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves. Each nerve controls a specific area of the body.

When the spinal column is in proper alignment, the nerves pass unimpeded through the foramen. These vertebrae can become misaligned; causing what is called a subluxation. A subluxation can be caused by several things in life: accidents, poor posture, repetitive movements, sports injuries, or poor work ergonomics. When a subluxation occurs, it puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves coming out of it. When there is pressure on these nerves it causes pain to that area, and possibly muscle spasm and inflammation. Pressure on these nerves can also cut off nerve transmission to vital organs inside the body.

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Chiropractor of the year 2010

Dr. Shamim Khorsand On 18 september 2010 was Shamim Khorsand chosen by members of the Dutch Chiropractic Federation (DCF) as chiropractor of the year.

"His dedication, expertise, efforts to organize the Chiropractie week and commitment to chiropractic led no doubt for members of DCF to choose him as chiropractor of the year. "

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