Dr Brad again, I am a Burlington chiropractor here at Life Chiropractic Centre and last time we started talking about how spinal misalignments/subluxations flood the sensory cortex part of your brain with bad information.
This bad information results in a stress response in the body which causes your brain to signal the release of 3 major stress hormones; adrenalin, cortisol and dopa.
In the short term, stress hormones are good. They are actually beneficial for our survival.
But in the long term, the continuous release of stress hormones into your body will eventually kill you.
Our body initially reacts to the bad information by changing posture. And typically we collapse into a forward flexion posture. This is also our protection posture. However, if this posture is not corrected it will continue to flood your brain with bad information.
One of the three stress hormones that are released into your body is adrenalin which is our fight or flight hormone. This hormone also has a huge impact on our sympathetic nerve system. Cortisol in excess amounts shuts down anything good in your body and dopa can affect our behaviour and mental state. We are going to learn more about these next time.
Recall a few months ago when we were learning about posturology. And how spinal misalignments/subluxations cause postural distortions and how postural distortions are the major cause of spinal degenerative arthritis. Spinal degenerative arthritis is a rapidly growing problem and is seen in kids as young as 10 years old. But just like subluxations and postural distortions, spinal degenerative arthritis will also flood your brain with bad information.
This is why it is absolutely critical that everyone has good posture and good spinal hygiene right from an early age.
We will continue with this topic again next but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Consultations on our office are always free of charge which 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 on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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