Educational Chiropractic Information

Spinal Misalignment & Chiropractic Care in St. Petersburg

Chiropractic Educational Information

Nervous System 101: Keeping your spine aligned will help you feel better.

The spine houses and protects the spinal cord through which nerve fibers pass from the brain to the rest of the body. Every organ, tissue, and cell is controlled by nerve impulses traveling from the brain to all parts of the body. Connected to your spine, nerves transmit sensations to the brain including sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. The nervous system, your brain and spinal cord, is the most important system in the body. Your nervous system controls each system in your body such as the respiratory, circulatory, glandular, digestive, eliminative, and reproductive systems.

Nerves exit from the spinal cord through openings between the moveable vertebrae. Misalignments of the vertebrae interfere with the normal functioning of the nerves. These misalignments result from any single or combination of physical, chemical or emotional stresses such as accidents, injuries, falls, bad posture, poor sleeping habits, gravity, stress, and even the birth process, for both mother and child.


Technically, a spinal misalignment is referred to as a “subluxation.” Subluxations may cause and exist with or without pain as well as lead to nervous system malfunctions altering physical characteristics like posture, range of motion, and strength. If subluxations remain undetected or uncorrected, spinal degeneration rapidly increases. This degeneration often leads to a ripple effect of health issues throughout the body.

Chiropractors work directly and indirectly with the nervous system. Subluxations are the primary source of nervous system issues and resulting discomfort. Fittingly, the main objective of chiropractic care is to detect and correct subluxations. Detection with Dr. Brill at Sea Change Chiropractic in St. Petersburg involves a thorough patient-to-chiropractor consultation, comprehensive head-to-toe clinical examination, and x-rays to measure the degree of spinal misalignment. With gentle, specific, chiropractic adjustments of the vertebrae, the nervous system is freed from interference. This chiropractic release, movement and realignment allows the body to heal and reach optimal health naturally.

As a chiropractor, Dr. Brill, feels educating his patients is equally as important to the actual chiropractic adjustments for patients to achieve full wellness. Chiropractics is a team effort. Both you and the chiropractor need to work together with your body to achieve your optimal health. For some new patients understanding the concept of wellness requires a sea change in thought. By understanding the whats, whys, and hows surrounding subluxations and chiropractic adjustments you will begin to embrace a positive and healthy mindset. Expanding your health knowledge leads to healthier lifestyle decisions and actions. This mindset will further enable your body to hold adjustments longer and ultimately to live a healthier happier you.

Symptoms from Subluxations

The human body’s profound interconnectedness communicates your body’s health story to chiropractors like the doctors at Sea Change Chiropractic in St. Petersburg. Think of your spine as the mother switchboard or central fuse box to your body’s functions. When a light goes out at your home, one of the first steps you take is to check to see if the fuse went out. Flipping the switch corrects the problem and the light returns. To a chiropractor, body symptoms symbolically represent a light going out. Certain symptoms in specific body areas relate to particular vertebrae and nerve points. Adjusting the vertebral segment releases the nerve pressure, opens up the nervous system pathway and returns the power to your body. The following list presents some possible symptoms of subluxations a chiropractor from Sea Change Chiropractic in will help you with:

  • Whiplash / Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder / Arm Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Neck Pain
  • Tension/Spasms
  • Muscle Tightness
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Problems
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Poor Posture
  • Low Back Pain
  • Leg / Hip Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Painful joints
  • Stiffness
  • Orthotics
  • Herniated Discs
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis

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