Spinal Flexibility Reduces Stress

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad here again and today I am going to explain the connection between your flexibility and stress resiliency.

When humans of all ages are stressed, we typically hold that stress and the resulting tension in our muscle tissue. Especially the facial muscles, the muscles around your jaw, the neck and shoulder muscles, the muscles along each side of your spinal column and those large muscles in and around your lower back.

When these muscles are continually stressed or there is very little relief from stress, they get too tight, they get too tense and they then lose their elasticity.

In other words, they lose their flexibility and your skeletal system then becomes stiff. Those nasty achy knots that you are all too familiar with.

And it does not stop there.

As our spinal column loses its flexibility, it is more susceptible to misalignments of the spinal vertebrae and spinal misalignments undetected and uncorrected will then cause collapse of your posture system.

As your posture system collapses, your body will not move right. And when it doesn’t move right, it will not work right.


And when it does not work right it will not feel right. This is when you will become symptomatic.

The most common symptoms of postural collapse are headaches, insomnia, irritability, fatigue, neck and shoulder ache, lower back ache, frequent colds, weight gain around the waistline and on the hips, and even high blood pressure.

And when your body is continually struggling with some or all of these symptoms, your resiliency to stress will be very low or even non-existent.

It is very important to understand that symptoms are never the primary problem. They are always secondary to something else which often times would be collapse of your posture system.

We have been told over and over for at least 100 years that symptoms are bad for you. Yes, they may be uncomfortable so as to get your attention but they actually perform a very important service. They are how your body alerts you that something is not right. It is not prudent to ignore them or to mask them chemically.

By restoring flexibility in your skeletal system, your body will start to move better.

And as your body starts to move better, it will start to work better.

A body that works better will have better stress resiliency.

A body that works better will also feel better.

No need for all those uncomfortable alarms (symptoms).

Next time I will discuss those things that you can do to gain better flexibility and thus ad to your stress resiliency.

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