Have you ever wondered why your Chiropractor adjusts you from the bottom up? Why is it important for them to look at your feet or legs first instead of where it hurts?
Chiropractors check posture from the feet up because your feet or legs could project a postural problem that is higher up. So they always start from the bottom and work their way up. It’s also best to stimulate the body from the bottom up because the pelvis stabilizes the body in gravity. Chiropractors want to make sure that they start there.
They will then move up the body to the atlas, which is the reset button for the body. There are a lot of nerve endings in the atlas, which is right below your skull. That adjustment tells your body’s nervous system to remember that this is the new posture that we want and to please remember it.
Do you have other questions about how the Doctor goes about adjusting your spine and why? Ask Dr. B at [email protected]