Dr Brad again, I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor here at Life Chiropractic Centre and over the next few weeks we are going to learn how spinal misalignments/subluxations can change the chemistry inside your body and affect your hormones.
Two weeks ago we explored the truth about symptoms.
We learned that you can have symptoms which mean that your body is working precisely the way it should and that you can be relatively symptom-free but your body is actually failing inside.
So we concluded that symptoms are not a very reliable way to gauge or make a determination about your level of health.
Often times when people go to the chiropractor they are in pain. They are having symptoms. Headaches, migraines, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, back pain … it doesn’t matter. And often times patients will discontinue their chiropractic care once their symptoms have subsided.
The problem with this is that once symptoms have subsided, only 10% of the underlying problem has been corrected. In most cases, symptoms are always the last thing to appear and the first thing to leave.
This is why we take the time to educate our patients about the benefits of following through with corrective chiropractic care. But the choice is always up to you. It is your body. It is your decision.
When you have a subluxation it causes an irritation.
Irritation of the spinal joint and the spinal nerve.
This irritation causes bad information that will be sent back to your brain. This bad information travels up your spinal cord to the sensory cortex part of your brain. And how your sensory cortex reacts to this information is to create a pain response.
So even though your symptoms may have subsided after 2 or 3 weeks of care, the underlying cause of the problem (spinal misalignments/subluxations ) have not been corrected. Not even close.
There are 3 consequences of leaving subluxations uncorrected. One is they cause your posture to continue to collapse. They will also cause the continuous release of stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline and dopa) inside your body, and they will also cause a state of continuous inflammation inside your body.
We are going to dig deeper into these 3 consequences next time, but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge in our office and this also includes a free posture check. We offer this as a community service.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good health follows one thing. And that one thing is good posture.
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