The chiropractic lifestyle
July 2, 2012 | 11:00 am
(Updated: February 25, 2013 | 12:49 pm)
By Brandon Williamson, DC
Some people are going through life merely surviving, whether it be their job, their relationships or their symptoms. It doesn’t have to be that way! We were designed as intelligent beings who should not only be living life to the fullest, but elevating others to do the same.
How you ask? It’s pretty simple. Free the body from interference. The brain and body communicate via the nervous system. Practically every message sent from the brain to the body and back travels through nerves that have to pass through the spinal cord. The spinal cord is surrounded by 24 independently movable bones called vertebrae that make up the spinal column. If one or more of these vertebrae moves out of place and puts pressure on the spinal cord, then that misalignment, which Chiropractors call a subluxation, interferes with the message that is being conveyed between the brain and body and vise versa.
This interference may be obvious with symptoms of low back pain, neck and shoulder pain and even tingling in the fingers. However, most interference is not so obvious and most people may not realize they are even suffering from a lack of communication.
Most of the body does not have pain receptors. So things can be going wrong long before the obvious pain symptoms arrive. For example, subluxations can cause interference with the nerves that communicate with the intestines. The Intestinal system is where you get your immunity. Therefore if you get sick a lot, or can’t seem to shake off a cold or virus, it could be due to a subluxation that is causing a depression of your immune system. To take this a step further, your immune system has special defenses that eliminate irregular mutations to your genetic DNA, which is what cancer is. The more healthy the immune system, the more likely your body will find these mutations and eliminate them.
So not only should you seek Chiropractic care for the treatment of back pain and headaches, which we have great success with, you should also seek Chiropractic care for a healthier defense system. Lots of research has indicated that not only can Chiropractic care help with many musculoskeletal issues, it also helps with immunity and neurotransmission. Many people seek Chiropractors for help with their allergies, depression, shingles, energy level, posture and even as a way to boost their CD4 count.
Chiropractic care will make your body more efficient. Your body will spend less time on eliminating disease and more time on creating a stronger, healthier individual. Imagine being the only one in your office who doesn’t catch that awful virus this year. Imagine having more energy and stamina without needing a caffeine fix every few hours. We can help improve your life, not just your pain. The human body is an amazing creation which when working properly, without interference, can perform some pretty amazing feats. Challenge your body not only to be free of sickness and disease, challenge your body to create a better world.