What is Subluxation?
Vertebral Subluxation is one of the most overlooked forms of neurological dysfunction affecting society today. Not only is it affecting Americans at pandemic proportions but it's also affecting kids at alarming rates. This is due to the rise in Traumatic Birth Injury. Traumatic Birth Injury is typically associated with C-section, vacuum or forcep delivery or mom being administered pitocin which increases intrauterine constraint putting unnecessary strain on the fetus's upper cervical spine and skull. When physicians (man's design) try to overrule physiology (God's design), we can introduce sickness and start pandemics.
Vertebral subluxation occurs when a vertebrae (1 or more) lose their proper alignment and get "stuck". This causes a cascade of events that lead to a physiological stress response. This chronic state of stress causes the body to go into a permanent state of fight/flight which autonomically (automatically) down regulates our hormone balance, digestive system, immune system, can cause increase in blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rates, seizures, etc...
Because the nervous system carries messages between the brain and body, regulating everything, Vertebral Subluxation is very important!
3 Causes of Subluxation
1. Physical Stress (Traumas) - car accident, slip/falls, sporting injury, repetitive movement, birth injury, sleep and poor posture, etc..
2. Chemical Stress (Toxins) - poor nutrition, smoking, alcohol, toxins from your external environment, food preservatives, water, etc..
3. Emotional Stress (Thoughts) - loss of a loved one, fear, anger, negativity can affect muscle tone/tension leading to subluxation and altered nerve flow.
The "big" problem
You cannot always "feel" subluxation when you have them but they can alter your body's "function" because of the "stuck" (lack of movement/proprioception) and neurological stress that they produce.
Regular chiropractic check ups, even without obvious symptoms can keep your nervous system functioning at 100% by keeping your spine MOVING.
The brain requires 3 Essential Nutrients to function at 100%
2. Omega 3's
3. Vitamin D
An Essential Nutrient is defined as: Genetically required for Biological Function.
If you have any questions about how to keep your body biologically functioning at 100%, don't hesitate to call us or stop by the office. We will find a spot for you to get your spine MOVING and find a great source of Omega 3's and Vitamin D.
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