Neurologically Based Chiropractic

Practitioner: Dr Steven Hawkins

You might be surprised to find that as a Neurologically Based Chiropractor I am more interested in your brain function, rather than your back or neck pain. And that’s because your brain controls the rest of your body through your nervous system.

The best way to explain this is through an understanding of the three systems of the body:

1. The Passive System

The passive system includes your bones, ligaments and tendons. These help protect organs, provide structure and support to help you stand in gravity.

2. The Active System

The active system includes your heart, lungs, muscles, digestive system, and all the other systems that do something to keep you healthy and functioning. Obviously, these are essential too.

3. The Control System

The control system includes your brain and nervous system and all the signals that pass between them. This is the most important system in the body, but is so often overlooked. Without proper control the rest of your body can’t function at its peak.

The nervous system has a direct impact on the stress hormones released in your body – adrenalinand cortisol. These are inflammatory in nature and we know that inflammation is implicated in many of the more serious health conditions.

So if you’ve got health issues or just feel stuck in a rut, it might well be that your control system is not functioning very well. My job as a Neurologically Based Chiropractor is to help you to get better control and achieve a higher function.

I love working with children! Be assured, the approaches I use are gentle. Often the first visit or two are “getting to know” one another – I find happy children respond much better.

Working with Children
I have 3 children of my own, one with some extra needs, and I have checked how well their nervous systems are working from birth. Obviously the approaches I use with children are different from those I might choose with adults – after all children have different needs and work very differently to grown-ups. One thing we have in common is that our nervous systems run how we work – our internal communication system. It is important your child’s nervous system is operating effectively..
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