Why Chiropractic is So Important

The function of you spine and nervous system are central to your quality of life. Get your spine checked for dysfunction and be sure you are living your own optimal experience.

Why is regular Chiropractic care such a powerful modality for optimizing health and wellness? Chiropractic directly improves your connection to life because it improves the quality and condition of your spine and nervous system. The spine is not only the structural support of your body, neck, and head; it is also the covering and control panel for your spinal cord, brain and nerve system.

Think about it, every memory, experience, action, thought, and feeling you ever have is only possible because of the connection made by the nervous system from your body to your amazingly complex brain! Not only is your brain responsible for all the things you do, think, and feel but also for all the automatic functions of your body that happen on their own. Things like your heartbeat, blood pressure, digestion, energy and alertness, breathing, detoxification, and biochemistry are also coordinated by the brain and nervous system.

How does Chiropractic affect the quality of the brain by working with the spine? This is possible because the material that makes up your body has a property called “piezo-elecricity”. What “piezo-electricity” means is that there is a relationship between the shape or pressure on something and its electrical charge. Due to the fact that shape and pressure affect the electric properties of your body parts things like posture and abnormal motion in the spine can negatively affect the spinal cord and brain.

If the spine is hunched, twisted, stiff, or tense it will change the signals going up the spinal cord from the brain to the body. What is more, the joints in the spine and the other joints of your body have a direct impact input to your brainstem and other automatic parts of your brain. This is why it is very important to keep your spine in the best possible condition for as long as possible. The shape, tension, and tone of your spine dictates the shape, tension, and tone of your life!

If your spine is not it is likely that your brain and nervous system are in an altered, sub-optimal state. If this is true then your digestion, movements, recovery, and many other vital functions are also in an altered, sub-optimal state! Without the best possible condition of your brain and nervous system you cannot be at your best no matter what kind of nutrition, exercise, or other therapies you receive. The quality of your brain and nervous system directly predict the quality of your life.

Defense or Expansion?

Defense strategies like a stiff spine, hunched posture, and a tight jaw help keep us steady in the face of challenges. When they come to dominate our daily life they have a drastically negative impact on our overall health, well-being, and enjoyment of life.

The ability to live well is innate to each on of us. The true nature of a human being is to feel good, express love, and be excited for life. Unfortunately, physical tension and mental or emotional stress frequently work together to block us from experiencing the abundance in life. Did you know that muscular tension, negative feelings or emotions, as well as stooped, bent, or hunched posture are all defense strategies? What is a defense strategy and how does it affect your health?

Every living thing is lives every moment in one of two ways. One way is with defense strategies which create self protection. Examples of defense strategies from nature are animals that freeze motionless in place to avaoid being seen and eaten, animals that arch up their backs and act aggressively to scare perceived threats, and creatures that carry armor with them in the form of shells like a snail. The other way of living is a state of openness and it provides us with healing, rest, growth, connection, learning, and development. Defense strategies can help us survive in emergencies but they stop every other function that is essential for living well. A snail will be safe inside of its shell but it will not be able to move around, eat food, or have any kind of relationships with other snails as long as it stays closed up inside its shell.

From various stressful experiences in life we develop defensive thoughts, defensive feelings, defensive behaviours, and defensive postures which close us off from the potential to live truly well. Like the snail, when we pull our shoulders forward and our head down we reinforce our sense of self but we lose our connection to the good life. In fact, with your head down to look at your cellular phone the spinal cord lengthens by up to 5 centimeters. In this position you are pulling on the brainstem and restriciting the vital flow of blood to the front part of your spinal cord. In this way, a person normally exists in a state of chronic stress, with defense strategies keeping them away from their own natural state of health and well-being. At Chiropractica Universale the goal is to help you to shift from defense to openness and growth. Not just for a quick dose of relief but for a real change from the inside of each person that creates permanent improvement in alignment with your unique nature.