The human body is a pretty incredible thing. It is made up of all these parts and components that make each of us exactly who we are. There is a spine which is the foundation of your life and it “holds down the fort” so to speak. That spine has a spinal cord that carries energy memos from the brain to all your vital organs, tissues, and microscopic cells in your body and tells them exactly what to do. All this is happening without you even having to think about it! How’s that for one less thing to worry about on your to-do list?
Imagine yourself as a life size Jenga and each wooden block is a vertebrae. Any trauma or stress to the body that causes the vertebrae or spinal curvatures to shift out of place from their optimal form and function is called a subluxation. When parts your spine are subluxated, your body starts to lose stability and your corresponding organs will become deprived. Symptoms can be anything from minor discomfort to pain, numbness and tingling, stiffness, back pain, just to name a few. In a perfect world your body would be programmed with an eject button and send you shooting into the sky to let you know when things are out of whack… but the unfortunate part is that sometimes you may not feel these symptoms right away. This is why it is even more crucial to get your spine checked before your wooden blocks come tumbling down unexpectedly and it begins to impact the quality of your life (ever heard of a stroke or heart attack?). Chiropractic care can not only help to relieve those symptoms but it can also do wonders for muscular conditions and asthma and allergies–no inhaler required! How about headaches or migraines? I’m sure you have had some quality time with one of those at least once in your life…and by quality time I mean cancel plans and lay in bed in complete agony contemplating your life. I bet you didn’t stop to think that your migraine was a cry for help from your cervical spine while you reached in your cabinet for some over the counter meds (which are no good but we can discuss that one later). Moral of the story is, healthy spine, healthy life. Take the time to appreciate the amazing things your body does for you and take care of your foundation!