Spinal Misalignment and Weapons of Miscommunication
Breaking news: The earth is flat. The earth is the center of the universe. And chiropractors only deal with back pain.
With apologies to Kyrie Irving, we can probably all agree that the earth is round. Same goes for the earth not being the center of the universe. But when it comes to chiropractic care, people still have a wild misunderstanding about what it’s really about.
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
In the 1970’s, Dr. Chung Ha Suh, and his colleagues at the University of Colorado, performed studies involving nerve pressure. What they discovered was that just 10mmHG of pressure on your nerves, the same as the weight of a dime, could cause a 40-60% decrease in nervous system transmission, also known as interference.
After translating that into English, it simply means that brain to body communication was disrupted. But making it easier to understand, doesn’t make it any less dangerous.
You nervous system is a combination of your brain, spinal chord, and nerves. It’s basically your internal computer and all the wiring, as it monitors and controls all of your body’s functions. It’s also how your brain communicates with the rest of your body, including your organs, your tissues, and each and every one of your cells. If miscommunication or interference occurs, it could potentially cause problems anywhere in your body.
Which means that your back problem, is actually a brain problem. Mind blown, right?
In that study, it was proven that brain to body communication could be disrupted by just a tiny bit of pressure. And because your spine and spinal nerves are intertwined, it’s easy for the spine to cause a bit of pressure on the nerves. So what causes that pressure, you ask? That’s a great question, and we appreciate your inquisitiveness. But first …
Interference doesn’t sound all that harmful, and there should probably be a better way to express just how dangerous this is. Let’s use your heart as an example. If communication between your brain and heart is diminished by 40- 60%, the same as the study’s findings, this can result in tissue loss, poor circulation, high blood pressure, palpitations, or even worse.
What makes this interference even more disastrous, is that you may not experience any symptoms for years, or even decades. You see, only 10% of your nerves are pain nerves. Which means you could experience a 90% decrease in nervous system transmission, and not even know it.
Which is why really smart people that went to college for 10 years like to say, if you could see your nervous system, you’d take much better care of it.
Alert: If you CAN see your nervous system, please call 911!
Real Chiropractic Care is About a Healthy Nervous System
OK, so let’s get back to that pressure, aka – the cause of this interference. You probably know that spinal misalignment is a bad thing, and something a chiropractor can help you with. You probably see that misalignment, also known as subluxation, as the source of your back or neck pain. And you’d most likely be right.
But the reason for this is because that subluxation is putting undue pressure on your nerves, and thus on your nervous system, which causes the interference.
And what compounds the problem even more is that this interference can lead to nerve damage, and this is something that cannot be reversed.
On a side note, if you’re taking medications to “solve” a problem you’re experiencing, you should know that the problem still exists. The medication’s job is only to mask the symptoms. And, of course, to create more symptoms (called side effects) which will require more medications to mask. Round and round we go.
Chiropractic Care is Preventative Care
To conclude, spinal misalignment can cause interference that may not be noticeable for many, many years, and until it’s gotten to the point of bodily dysfunction or disease. And if you’re taking medications, your symptoms could remain hidden even longer. Unfortunately, once you realize it, it may be past the point of no return.
Chiropractic care is about keeping your nervous system healthy, and the communication between brain and body uninterrupted and strong. But if there is a problem due to pressure on the nervous system, restoring that communication could be as simple as a spinal adjustment.
It wasn’t all that long ago that chiropractors were thought of as quacks, rather than the providers of preventative care they actually are. However, that’s beginning to seem like another “earth is flat” gross miscalculation. And one we simply can no longer afford to make.
The nervous system is the most important system in the body because it controls and regulates every system in your body. It does this by allowing your brain to send specific messages to every cell, tissue, organ, muscle and joint in your entire body. When this communication becomes interfered your body will not function as it should and left untreated will lead to symptoms and disease. TRUCHIROs locate and correct these interferences allowing your brain to communicate properly so your body can heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. For more information about TRUCHIROPRACTIC or where you can find a TRUCHIRO please visit us at www.truchiro.org
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