Nerves conduct life force, and if interfered with through spinal misalignments, this energy can be blocked. These spinal misalignments can be the result of trauma such as accidents or falls, emotional stress, or chemical stress caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body. Symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, sharp shooing pains, numbness and tingling, muscle weakness, postural imbalances and organ dis-ease are common due to these “pinched nerve” areas called subluxations.
Your initial consultation includes orthopedic tests, muscle tests, range of motion analysis, neurological tests, posture analysis, and x-rays. These tests are used to determine where your spinal structure is blocked and your nerves interfered with.
In order for healing to occur, the nerve interferences are corrected through gentle spinal manipulations. These reset the mal-positioned vertebrae back to their proper alignment allowing for the proper communication between the brain and the body. Once the interference is removed, the intelligence within the body directs the healing of the tissues from within resulting in symptom relief and overall wellness and optimal health.
Where Chiropractic Can Help You
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We offer modalities that are used in conjunction with your chiropractic care.
Intermittent traction places a gentle stretch on the spine to separate the vertebrae and relieve the stress on the discs between the vertebrae. The stretching effect exerted on the discs creates a sucking action and lets the disc absorb more blood and healing nutrients allowing it to heal more quickly.
Electro - Stimulation
Electric stimulation is used chiefly for the relief of pain and muscle relaxation in acute conditions. When applied to the muscles adjacent to the spine, the vertebrae are allowed to move more freely thus helping to relieve pain and nerve irritation. This type of therapy is also used to maintain muscle integrity in case of nerve injury.
This modality uses sound waves at high frequencies to aid the healing process in areas of injury. By creating deep tissue heat, reducing swelling and breaking up toxic waste product accumulation, ultrasound relives pain and promotes rapid healing.
A weight applied to the neck pulling the neck into extension with gravity while the patient is lying on their back. This helps to restore the natural curvature of the neck by opening up the disc spaces and reducing the pressure on the nerves.
An isometric exercise done to strengthen the cervical paraspinal muscles (neck muscles) helping to support the natural neck curvature.
A therapy that helps to increase the circulation to the effected area relaxing the muscles and relieving the pain without dehydrating the body.
Is the use of ice packs for acute injuries to help in the reduction of swelling and bruising as well as pain management.
Is a treatment that works at the cellular level by increasing the production of ATP (cellular energy) which speeds up the healing process of the injured tissue. It helps in re-establishing the ideal frequency of each individual cell in the affected area, devitalizes pathogens in the system, removes energy blockages through depolarization and detoxifies the body by moving lymphatic, circulatory and fluid systems in the body.
This classic form of massage incorporates the basic relaxing techniques: gliding, gentle kneading, friction, percussion and vibration to help increase blood flow to tired overstressed muscles. This gentle massage will help you reconnect to the quiet being within.
Together, these actions:
- relieve muscular tension;
- improve circulation;
- boost the immune system;
- balance the body energytically.
The effects of essential oils in massage are relaxing, rejuvenating and can even be curative. Specific oils are used today as they have been used for centuries to reduce stress and tension, refresh and invigorate the body, soothe emotions and clear the mind. Oils, when used on the body, are absorbed through the skin to affect physiological changes. When inhaled, the aroma affects the brain’s limbic system which relates to emotions and memory. Used in combination with Swedish massage.
This is an acupressure-type technique performed on the hands and feet and is based on the ancient oriental theory that meridian lines or pathways carry energy throughout the body. Because each zone or part of the body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet, stimulating these points cause stimulation in the natural energy of the related organ.
Hot Stone Massage
Let the healing and soothing heat of the stones flow into your body as you are being massaged. This massage experience is unique allowing a body mind and soul unifying tranquility.
A Chakra balancing using different color stones on the chakras can be included with your hot stone massage.
Thai Massage improves flexibility, reduces tension, stimulates internal organs and balances the body’s energy. The therapist uses gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to stimulate movement of energy in the body and passive yoga like stretches to free muscular and joint tension. This therapy is both relaxing and stimulating.
Note: Thai Massage is performed with the client fully clothed on Thai mat on the floor. It is suggested to wear light weight, unrestrictive clothing.
This Chinese medical practice uses about 80% pressure point therapy and 20% massage. Shiatsu is primarily focused on moving "chi" within the energy meridians of the body to achieve flow and balance, so the body can heal.
Pick up the pace with an energizing sport massage. This vigorous and deep tissue therapy stimulates increased circulation and rejuvenates your tired overworked muscles. The perfect companion to enhances any workout.
*Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the length of the muscle, its purpose is to break the fiber adhesions of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.
Neuromuscular therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to eliminate the causes of pain patterns. This approach brings about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles and movement.
All muscles, arteries, bones, organs, etc. are held together by a connective tissue called fascia. Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. Releasing fascia results in eliminating restrictions as a result of inflammation, tension and trauma. * These therapies are combined to best meet your body’s needs and will be used by the therapist to encourage healing.
A light touch manual therapy in which the therapist makes use of the patients natural self-correcting mechanisms, which are inherent within the CranioSacral system. The therapist’s gentle pressure actually assists your body in making these corrections. Results range from a sense of well being to increased awareness as well as relief of pain and discomfort. It has been used to treat a myriad problems for all ages from infant to elderly.
*Somato Emotional Release
A therapeutic process that uses and expands the principles of CranioSacral therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual emotional and physical effects of stress and trauma. Somato Emotional Release is part of your CranioSacral therapy session when your body is prepared to let go of past and/or present physical and emotional stress or trauma.
* These therapies are performed with the client fully clothed. It is suggested to wear loose, light weight clothing.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
The proper function of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to detoxify and regenerate tissues and maintain a healthy immune system. This technique is designed to activate and cleanse the lymphatic system, detoxify the body, reduce edema, stimulate immune function as well as many other benefits. The therapist uses subtle rhythmic wave like movements to enhance lymphatic flow.
Pregnancy places strong demands on a woman’s body and is a time for the body to be nurtured. This massage relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the body’s center of gravity. It also reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue and enhances energy. Massage is recommended after the first trimester. *may be combined with 30min Lymphatic Drainage
A directed pressure point massage which stimulates Chi (energy) along the meridians (energy channels) to remove blockages, increase energy flow and reduce stress to promote health and harmony in the body. This shiatsu type massage uses finger pressure and is a non-invasive method of releasing constrictions in the flow of energy which cause discomfort and can cause “dis-ease”. Pressure points are used in combination with stretching techniques to bring overall balance to the structure and function of the body.
Available at your location or event. A great energy boost for anyone. Research has proven increased productiveness due to stress reduction in just a 15 min. session.
Is the use of universal life force energy transmitted through the Reiki practitioners hands. This energy is directed and concentrated to the areas where it is needed and helps with the acceleration of the healing of these areas.
Is the use of universal life force energy through the healing hands of the practitioner in a similar manner to Reiki.
Acupuncture is a form of old Eastern technique that utilizes very thin needles, electricity or pressure on energy centers (acupuncture points) along pathways of energy known as meridians. Stimulating these channels works on different systems of the body alleviating various ailments by encouraging self healing. You may be pleasantly surprised by the profound relaxation response you may experience shortly after the careful and painless placement of the needles. A series of five or more treatments is recommended for best results.
These Modalities are used in conjunction with your acupuncture treatment.
Stimulation of acupuncture and Ashi points with the aid of a point activity measuring and location finder . It is used to assess and treat the various imbalances that may otherwise go undetected.
cupping is a therapy used to unblock congested areas by using different sized suction cups that facilitate the circulation to the surface of the skin allowing for a healing response . (used if necessary)
Infrared Heat Lamp
A device that emits infrared energy treating ailments such as minor joint pains and soft tissue injuries.
The stimulation of acupoints along the ear through the use of needles, electro stimulation and ear seeds for pain and stress management, weight loss and stop smoking.
Acupressure [Tui Na]
A manual stimulation of the acupuncture and ashi (pain) points.
This affects the circulation of the Qi (energy movement) and blood in the body. It also increases functional effectiveness.
Moxa is an ancient form of heat therapy wich utilizes the ground up leaves of the plant Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris).
This therapy is paired up with acupuncture to conduct heat down to the muscles through the needles. It sore joints or muscle cramps.
Homeopathic* or herbal medicine* may be recommended by your acupuncture physician to help treat your specific condition.
* Refer to Holistic nutrition for definitions.
The Nutritional Supplements we provide at our office are all of the highest quality. These pharmaceutical grade products are tested and researched and are only provided by health care professionals. The source of these nutrients are organic raw materials and the method of extraction and drying ensure that the nutrients remain intact and in there whole form with all the goodness that nature has provided. The potency of a nutrient is not in the quantity it contains, it is in the quality and purity of the supplement. This is what determines how readily it is absorbed in your body to unlock the health promoting properties.
A fine powdered blend of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that contain all the essential nutrients and fibers that aremissing from our everyday diet. This powdered mix is a great source of antioxidants and green tea extracts that protect the body from the free radicals that it is exposed to on a daily basis. It also contains an enzyme blend and probiotics that help with digestion. Herbs in this supplement also target specific organs and promote overall health. Great tasting, instant energy naturally.
Cautions & Contraindication
Epilepsy, pacemaker patients, hypertension, pregnancy, migraines, herpes outbreaks, patients on blood thinners, extreme Rosacea, open wounds, severely damaged skin, skin cancer, patients on high doses of Vitamin E, blood clots.
Accidents, Injuries, and Chiropractic
When we think of accidents injuries, violent trauma such as a car accident come to mind. However, starting with your first big trauma, birth, and followed by the spills you take learning to walk, your body is subject to a long series of accidents. No matter how lucky you are, nobody goes through life without quite a few.
Collisions, falls, blows, and tumbles, big or small, can create damage to your nerves and spine. While accidents are often unavoidable, in most cases, long-term damage from the vertebral subluxation complex that may result can be avoided through chiropractic care.
Any trauma to your spine can disturb the normal position and motion of the vertebrae. Muscles, ligaments, and discs attached to the spine are also affected. In turn, neural messages going from the brain to other parts of the body “mis-fire,” interfering with your body’s ability to heal and function normally. These vertebral subluxations may go undetected for years, silently destroying your natural good health.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is thought to be a result of excessive pressure on the median nerve as it passes into the wrist through an opening called the carpal tunnel. For those suffering from this repetitive stress injury, the pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation, weakness or loss of grip, and loss of sleep due to discomfort can be serious and debilitating impairment.
Some cases of CTS respond favorably to a non-surgical approach developed by chiropractic doctors. By reducing pressure on the nerve and permitting it to heal naturally, many patients experience a significant reduction in symptoms without resorting to invasive procedures such as injections or surgery.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries from auto accidents, this happens when impact throws the head violently in one direction, then muscles react to “whip” ii back in the opposite direction. The spine, usually in the neck, can suffer mild to severe impairment. Muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as often soft tissues are also often damaged.
The initial symptoms of whiplash may be a sore or stiff neck, perhaps along with a headache within a few hours of the accident. Pain or numbness, or a pins-and-needle tingling in the back, arms and hands may occur. Ringing in the ears, dizziness, hearing loss, or blurred vision have also been reported.
In severe whiplash, a concussion may also occur when the brain is violently slammed against the inside of the skull. Concussion symptoms include headache, irritability, restlessness, insomnia, depression and mood-swings that may last hours or days after the accident. A chiropractic checkup is essential to know the extent of the spinal injury and to provide care to realign the spinal column.
Since vertebral subluxations commonly occur in minor accidents, they are even more likely to result from serious accidents. Of course, the first priority is to receive the necessary medical care to preserve life and limb. However, after the danger has passed, it is time for healing to begin.
Our bodies have a remarkable, natural ability to self-heal when they are functioning as they should. A serious accident can interrupt neural pathways from the brain to other parts of the body, interfering with or even shutting down your body’s natural healing power. Untreated, this nerve damage can lead to years of pain, weakness and disability. After such an accident, these victims too often come to rely on painkillers and muscles relaxants, or even surgery as a way of life. As soon as it is medically safe to do so, give your body its best chance to heal completely by seeking the chiropractic care necessary to restore spinal and neural health.
Fortunately, most accidents are too minor to require hospitalization. Some initial pain, a little stiffness or a few bruises, and in a few days all is forgotten. Or perhaps not. All too frequently, lifelong health problems begin as a spill, whiplash, or bump that was dismissed as minor at the time. Even when there are no broken bones or bleeding, spinal damage may be present.
Medical doctors are trained to treat life threatening emergencies: bleeding, shock, broken bones, damage organ function, contusions or abrasions. However they are not trained to recognize the hidden spinal damage leading to the vertebral subluxation complex. Only a Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to do this. So many people, when they are given a green light to leave the emergency room, leave with a hidden health problem that will only grow worse over time. That is why it’s so important to have a spinal checkup whenever you have suffered an accident or a fall. No matter how minor the accident, spinal damage should be ruled out to protect your long-term health.
Wellness And The Chiropractic Lifestyle
Many people are first introduced to chiropractic care because of an accidental injury. But once the injury has healed with the help of chiropractic care, they often find a health and vigor greater than they enjoyed before the injury.
However, restoring proper joint mobility and function of the spine or extremities will usually require an on-going program of specific spinal adjustments combined with simple, but specific exercises. When care is prematurely discontinued, the problem may recur.
Your doctor will carefully monitor your progress through the rehabilitation stage. When you follow your recommended program and keep all your appointments, it will help maintain your progress. This is essential to your long-term recovery.
Neck Pain Is Common
Given the complex mechanics and functions of the neck, it’s no wonder that neck pain is so common. This slender stem supports and balances a 10-pound head permitting it to bend up and down and to swivel almost 180 degrees. Through it pass blood vessels, nerves, the esophagus, the trachea, many muscles. Ligaments and the cervical spine. All communications from the brain to other parts of the body must pass through the neck.
The Cervical Spine
The seven small spinal bones in the neck, which doctors number C-1 to C-7, make up the cervical spine. Protected inside these cervical vertebrae is the spinal cord, the major neural pathway from the brain to the rest of the body. An injury to the spinal cord can result in immediate paralysis or death.
The cervical vertebrae are linked to one another by discs, ligaments, and tendons that allow remarkable flexibility. The normal shape of the neck rather than straight, is a gentle curve, called the cervical curve.
Serious Neck Pain
When the discs separating and cushioning the cervical vertebrae are herniated or even ruptured, usually due to trauma, intense pain will follow. In some cases, surgery may be needed. However in many other cases, chiropractic treatment can reduce the pressure on the disc and prevent the need for surgery. For most patients, surgery should be considered only when more conservative treatment fails.
Some natural disc degeneration occurs as we age. However, evidence of disc degeneration even in very young children suggests that stresses such as spinal imbalance, spinal subluxations, injury or emotional trauma cause undue wear and tear on our necks.
The head which is approximately the weight of a bowling ball, is in a normal balanced position atop the slightly forward cervical curve of the neck. When it is carried out of line with the spine or off center, a stress called spinal imbalance results. Muscles supporting this imbalanced weight quickly become fatigued. Spinal imbalance can be both a symptom and a cause of stress on your neck.
Arthritic changes in the spinal bones like spurs (abnormal bony growths), disc degeneration, and muscle or ligament deterioration may change the normal, healthy curve of the neck. Producing bone spurs is one way your body attempts to “splint” or stabilize off-balance vertebrae. Research indicates that chiropractic care can reverse some of these effects of osteoarthritis.
Minor Neck Pain
Many everyday habits or activities can contribute to neck pain. Sleeping in an awkward position, slumping over a desk, overwork, squeezing a telephone between the ear and shoulder, or straining to see over a steering wheel all may cause muscle fatigue or strains. Anger, fear or mental stress can cause neck muscles to tighten which, if prolonged, can lead to painful muscle spasms. Tension headaches also frequently follow bouts with neck pain.
Occasional minor stiffness or strain is nothing to worry about. Often it will clear up with a good night’s sleep. Learning what causes your neck pain and avoiding it can help prevent this discomfort. Major pain or recurring problems, however, are a signal that something more serious may be wrong. It’s a sign that you may need professional care.
Problems With The Neck
Many neck problems, while not life-threatening, can damage your health if not corrected. A fall or a car accident may cause sudden damage to the neck, or damage may occur slowly through vertebral subluxation, spinal imbalance, physical or emotional stress or poor posture. Damage or irritated nerves from misaligned cervical vertebrae can cause neck pain. In addition, they also can cause a reduction in the normal range of motion in the neck, as well as pain in the face, shoulder, arm wrist, hand and fingers. Headaches, vision disturbances, dizziness, difficulties with concentration or memory, a ringing in the ears, learning impairments, nasal, tongue and throat problems have all been associated with problems traced to the neck.
Chiropractic Care For Your Neck
Muscle relaxers, painkillers, and tranquilizers are the standard medical treatment for the neck pain. If these medications don’t give relief, then more drastic measures like cortisone injections or surgery may be tired.
The chiropractic approach to treating neck pain is to find the source of the neck pain and correct it. By correcting the source of the problem, the body can heal naturally without nerve interference. Neck pain, often responds dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through chiropractic care.
Headaches can be triggered by physical or emotional stress, toxic fumes, certain foods, preservatives, alcohol, bright light, trauma, hormonal changes, too much or too little sleep, allergies, or blood pressure to name just a few causes. Another frequently overlooked cause of headaches is misaligned spinal bones in the neck and upper back. When spinal bones lose their normal position and motion, delicate nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected.
One thing is certain. A recurring headache is a sign that something is wrong. While pain-relievers like aspirin may temporarily ease discomfort, they also mask the symptoms. They do nothing to correct the source of the problem. And while the problem remains, the headache will come back again and again.
When headaches are frequent or recur overt time, they can make life miserable. Everything else becomes secondary to the pain. But remember, pain is how the body tells us that something is wrong. It’s not wise to ignore the signals and treat just the symptoms. Seek professional help in finding and eliminating the cause of the headaches from your Chiropractor.
Tension headaches sufferers report dull, steady pain on one or both sides of the head and often a feeling of vice-like tightness. Typically, these headaches begin with physical or mental stress that causes contractions of muscles in the neck, back, and head. These prolonged contractions rob the muscles of oxygen, making them release chemicals that transmit “referred” pain signals to the brain.
So many seemly innocent things can trigger as tension headache, it’s often hard to pinpoint a cause. Emotional stress from a job, home, or relationship can cause muscle tension. Sitting for long periods hunched over a desk or computer, gripping a telephone between the shoulder and ear, driving in heavy traffic or bad weather, adjusting to new lenses in glasses - all these things can cause muscles to tighten in the neck and back.
Physical stress from pain in another part of the body, often spinal problems, can also cause chronic muscle contractions leading to tension headaches.
This category of intensely throbbing, stabbing headaches occur when blood vessels supplying the scalp and brain rapidly dilate. It includes migraines and cluster headaches.
Migraine sufferers are often completely debilitated, feeling nausea and unable to bear noise or light, from a few hours to a few days while the migraine lasts. Even worse, can be cluster headaches, so-called because they occur in clusters, lasting from 10 minutes to three hours up to eight times a day.
These headaches caused by problems within the cervical (neck) spine are felt in the back, sides and front of the head or the front of the neck. Changes in the normal curvature of the neck caused by trauma, degenerative arthritis, or poor posture can cause chronic irritation to vertebral nerve roots.
The onset of pain is sudden or acute, and may also cause muscle tension in the neck bringing on tension headaches as well.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Your Headaches
A Doctor of Chiropractic is highly experienced in finding the causes behind headaches as well as relieving the immediate pain. They can help determine whether a physical or structural problem may be involved and, if so, correct it. Usually, a series of spinal adjustments to return misaligned spinal bones to a more normal position and motion can relieve pressure on irritated nerve roots.
A Chiropractor can also help in identifying headache triggers, suggest relaxation exercises, therapy and lifestyle modification to help avoid future headaches.
Lower Back Pain
Even with today’s advanced diagnostic techniques, it is difficult to pinpoint the specific cause of low back pain in any one patient. Often, the symptoms are blamed on poor muscle tone in the back, muscle tension or spasm, sprains, ligament or muscle tears, or vertebral problems. Because our vertebra protect the nerve which are channeled through the spinal column, even a small disturbance to the spine can profoundly affect delicate nerve tissue.
Another cause of lower back pain can be nerves from the spinal cord irritated by a bulging or ruptured disc. This condition may cause buttock or leg pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs. Degenerative changes in the vertebrae also can irritate or inflame delicate nerves in the spinal bones.
At higher risk for low back problems are people in poor physical condition, and those with jobs that include heavy labor or long periods of sitting or standing. These people also recover from their back problems more slowly. Emotional stress or long periods of inactivity may intensify symptoms, or trigger recurrence of a previous problem.
Lower Back Pain Treatment
The chiropractic approach to treating low back pain is to find the source of the problem and correct it, not just to treat the symptoms. By correcting the source of the problem, the body can heal naturally without nerve interference. Low back pain often responds dramatically to the restoration of normal position and motion of the spinal bones through chiropractic care.
The chiropractor’s primary tool in treating spinal malfunction is the use of manipulation or the spinal adjustment. By applying precisely directed force to a joint that is out of position or not moving properly it is gradually restored to a more normal position and function. Depending on each individual condition, the doctor’s hands or a special instrument may be used to deliver a quick, therapeutic thrust to the affected joint. Other adjustments may require slow, constant pressure.
Your chiropractor may also recommend a program which includes exercise to strengthen and retrain back muscles, hot or cold compresses, massage, and even diet, stress reduction, and lifestyle modification.
Sciatica is a severe pain in the leg caused by compression, irritation, or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerves are the largest and longest nerves in the body, reaching about the size of your thumb in diameter, and running down the back of each leg. Each sciatic nerve is composed of five smaller nerves that leave the spinal cord from the lower spinal column, join together and then travel down each leg. It then divides into many small nerves that travel to the thigh, knee, calf, ankle, foot and toes. When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation of nearby soft tissues, doctors refer to this as sciatica.
People with “sciatica” can suffer from a wide range of symptoms. Often the pain will come and go. At times, it may be constant, but then it may subside for hours or days. Some people may feel only a dull ache or numbness, which travels down the back into the upper leg. For others, it may be intense “shooting pains” down the leg into the foot and toes.
Many factors affect the pain of sciatica. Sitting in one position for long periods of time as when driving or working at a computer can increase the pain. Working out or running, or even simple things like walking, bending, turning or standing up may be difficult and painful.
The medical approach managing sciatica is to treat the symptoms. This may include using painkillers, muscle relaxers or anti-inflammatory drugs. Traction, physical therapy or injections directly into the nerve roots may also be used. In severe cases, even surgery may be tired.
The chiropractic approach to treating sciatica is to find the source of nerve irritation and relieve the pressure causing the pain. By correcting the source of the problem, the body can heal naturally without nerve interference. Sciatica, like other health conditions that can be traced to the spine, often responds dramatically to the restoration of normal spinal function through chiropractic care.
Your chiropractor’s methods will vary according to the specific source of sciatica in each case. First, a complete history is taken to determine when the problem first appeared and possible sources. Next, a complete physical and chiropractic exam is performed, and x-rays may be taken. These tests are reviewed and discussed with you along with recommendations for treatment.
Treatment will vary according to the severity of the condition. With most patients, a series of adjustments to move the related vertebra back to a more normal position is helpful to reduce the pressure on the nerve. In some cases, the use of ultrasound and ice is needed. Massage therapy to reduce the pain related to muscle spasms is frequently helpful. Combining adjustments with physical therapy has proven very successful in treating most sciatica.
It is unusual to go through a day without reading or hearing something about stress. According to conservative estimates, abnormal stress is the major contributing factor in 75% of all human illnesses.
All of us suffer from occasional stress. Few are immune to the worries or anxieties associated with family or work. However, when occasional stress becomes chronic, or when we suffer acute stress through illness, job loss, trauma or injury, your body responds and adapts in ways that are often unhealthy.
The source of stress can be physical, as with accidents, overexertion, or poor posture, or mental, as with the death of a loved one or an unpaid bill. While there are many differences in individuals, stress produces some common reactions. Emotionally, stress can lead to depressed immune system response, asthma, colds, infections and digestive disorders.
When spinal bones lose their normal position and motion from stress, trauma, or chemical imbalances, this disturbance to the spinal cord can profoundly affect delicate nerve tissue. The resulting interference with normal nerve flow starts a degenerative chain reaction that can affect the health and function of virtually every other cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body. Doctors call this the vertebral subluxation complex. It is one of the most damaging stresses you can experience. Untreated, it can limit your ability to react and adapt to other stresses you encounter in daily life.
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