Health & Happiness: The benefits of spinal manipulation

By Dr. Bryen Bell

It is common knowledge that back and neck pain is a symptom that the average American chronically experiences in their day to day life. Let me ask you this, how much does simply ignoring the pain and living with it actually affect our over-all health on the grander scheme?

It’s no secret that living with chronic pain only adds to the stress and difficulty of daily life. What would life look like if our bodies just simply self-healed?

Have you ever had a deep cut in your thumb, but then come to notice (some three weeks later), that the cut is gone? Where blood and torn flesh once was, now lays smooth, unbroken skin. Simple grade-school-anatomy teaches us that the body is a self-healing organism.

The brain is the control center of the body. It communicates with the rest of the body through the spinal cord and nerves. The health of this connection is essential; without a healthy connection, we are guaranteed problems, disorder, and pain.

The common misconception today is that back pain is simply a normal part of life. The truth of the matter is that back pain is an indication of an underlying problem. It is a sign that there is an interference with the body’s ability to self-heal. And this is where a licensed chiropractor can help.

What is Chiropractic?

According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.”

For more information about the benefits of spinal manipulation, visit Dr. Bryen A. Bell is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with 20 years of professional experience. He practices with his wife and operates True Potential Chiropractic, a professionally endorsed, award-winning family care facility. Questions regarding any information in this article please contact 503-574-4872. Or visit them online at

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