Dr Brad here. I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line and over the past few weeks we have learned how spinal misalignments/subluxations can cause you to have some pretty serious health problems by causing the release of stress hormones into your body.
The specific hormones that we learned about were adrenalin, cortisol and dopa.
Beneficial for you in the short term but can have some nasty effects on your health when they are continuously being released into your body over the long term.
The reason I thought it was important that you have a clear understanding about this concept is that far too often, people will discontinue their chiropractic care once their symptoms have subsided or they are pain-free. The problem is, once you reach this point only 10% of the problem has been corrected.
The pressure on your nerve tissue which is what causes your symptoms or pain, is only 10% of the problem. What really needs to be addressed and is 90% of the problem, is the subluxation complex and the resulting posture distortions in your spine. This is what floods the sensory cortex part of your brain with that ‘bad information’ which signals your brain to release the stress hormones into your body. And unless the subluxations and posture distortions are corrected, stress hormones will be released on a continual basis.
And one more thing you need to know about the stress hormone cortisol is that when cortisol levels are elevated, it will cause obesity which is an epidemic problem in North America in both children and adults.
So, what chiropractic can offer you that medicine cannot, that physiotherapy cannot and osteopathy cannot is correction of the subluxation complex and your posture. And not all chiropractors can or will do this. They have to be certified in postural correction and this must be what their interest and focus is with their patients. Just so you know.
When you get specific chiropractic adjustments with the intention of correcting the subluxation complex and your posture, some of benefits to you will be less inflammation in your body. You will also feel less achy, less sore and your hormones will be in much better balance. And instead of your body fighting against itself, your body will be at peace with itself. Your body will be working the way it was designed to.
This concludes our discussion on how spinal misalignments can affect your hormones and I hope you have found this information valuable.
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 in our office are always free of charge. This also includes a free posture check which we offer as a community service. And we also offer family appointments where we can check your whole family at the same time because subluxations and posture distortions tend to run in families.
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.
Good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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