Your Spine is the Switchboard for Your Body
The most important system in the body is your nervous system. The nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal cord, and all of the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord to supply every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. Our nerves carry signals to the brain alerting it of the position, sensation, and health of the organs and tissues. Our nerves also carry signals from the brain to the body, allowing the brain to regulate the function of each of every organ and tissue. Your nervous system keeps your body working like a well-oiled machine.
Your nervous system is so important, in fact, that it was the very first system to develop when you were forming in your mother’s womb. As your brain and spinal cord began to grow, a special system of bones, known as spinal vertebrae, were formed around the spinal cord to protect it. Each of these bones are designed to move together allowing flexibility while continuing to protect the spinal cord and nerve branches. However, as we encounter traumas, stress, and poor posture these bones lose their ability to move as a unit, and are forced to move individually at the expense of the nervous system. If left uncorrected, the individual vertebrae can become restricted as well. These restrictions of movement are known as “Subluxations.” Subluxations diminish the ability of the spine to protect the spinal cord and nerves and can even put pressure on the nerves themselves.
Because of our body’s amazing ability to adapt to stress in order to maintain homeostasis, we may not feel the effects of subluxation right away. It is very likely that you have areas of restricted movement in your spine that you are unaware of. By the time you begin experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, stiff muscles, headaches, and numbness/tingling your body has been dealing with a lack of movement for quite some time. These symptoms are signs that your body is no longer able to adapt to the subluxations and that your health is diminishing as a consequence.
If you are experiencing these or any other health concerns, or you just prefer to keep your spine and nervous system functioning at their full potential, please contact our office to schedule your subluxation screening.