Whenever people hear that I am a chiropractor, they will either do one of two things.
They will usually grab their neck or back and say something like, “Man, I really need to see you,” or, “I’ve never had to see a chiropractor but if I had the need I would definitely try it.”
Both situations are far removed from how society should actually be utilizing chiropractic care.
Like brushing your teeth, seeing a chiropractor for periodic checkups is a healthy thing to do. We don’t eat well for one day and expect to be healthy our whole lives. Similarly, we also don’t exercise a couple times and expect to be physically fit.
The optimal movement of our spine and that impact on our nervous system and global health represents one of the key secrets to experiencing optimal health and function.
In a previous article I went into how important structure is to function. Every scientist, contractor and engineer recognizes that structure necessarily affects function. When our structure (spinal column) becomes misaligned, it causes irritation of the delicate nerve fibers that travel through it. Considering that Dr. Chang Ha Suh, a spinal biomechanics expert from the University of Colorado discovered that just the weight of a dime could alter nerve function up to 60%, chiropractic care becomes part of a healthy lifestyle to promote and maintain good health.
Vertebral subluxations are one of the most common and overlooked forms of altered structure and nerve function. Dr. Suh determined that, “Subluxation is very real. We have documented it to the extent that no one can dispute its existence. Vertebral subluxations change the entire health of the body by causing structural dysfunction of the spine and nerve interference. The weight of a dime on a spinal nerve will reduce nerve transmission by as much as 60%.”
So like brushing our teeth to maintain good health and prevent decay, regular checkups by a chiropractor are essential to maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system.
Considering that only approximately 10% of our nervous system is actually dedicated to how we feel while the rest is dedicated to how we function, don’t you think it would be a good idea for yourself and family to actually understand how well it is working and to remove any stress from it so that you can experience optimal health and function?
We do too.
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