Health begins with Nerve System Function & Body Balance
1. Stress and Injuries
Various stresses or injuries throughout our life can overload our system and therefore directly affect the ability of our brain, brain-stem and nerve system to control the body. These events can be big and represent things like slips, falls, & car accidents or they can be small and repetitive like improper sleeping positions, improper lifting or poor posture while sitting at a computer. When these event overload the system it leads to what we call an Upper Cervical Subluxation.
2. Compensation & Decreased Function
Considering that our nerve system is responsible for regulating everything that happens in our body, subluxation becomes a big thing. When an Upper Cervical Subluxation is present it can disrupt blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid flow & nerve flow which causes the body to grow sick & produce unhealthy cells. Furthermore, since the head rests on top of the first bone, when it misaligns, the head must also follow. This triggers a response known as the writing reflex, which causes the rest of the body to shift or compensate in an attempt to bring the head back level. Shifting of the shoulders, spine and hips can occur resulting in body imbalance.
3. Chronic Health Problems
Over time, if not addressed, improper brain to body communication and body imbalance caused by an Upper Cervical Subluxation can complicate secondary conditions like low immune function, headaches or migraines, chronic asthma, allergies, digestive problems, fatigue, fibromyalgia, seizures,
4. Potential Signs of a Subluxation
. Poor Posture
. Head tilt
. High or low shoulder on one side
. Headaches or Migraines
. Previous trauma (slips, falls, car accidents, etc.)
. Tremors or twitches
. Neck or Back pain
. Shorter leg on one side
. Pain or tingling in arms or legs
. Limited or decreased range of motion
Effect #1 Upper Cervical Subluxation
An Upper Cervical Subluxation is a misalignment of the top bone in your neck which disrupts brain to body communication by stressing the neural tissue. Without proper communication your body begins to malfunction and the tension can cause an increase in muscle tone on one side of your body stressing the shoulder, spine, hips and knees abnormally.
Effect #2 Poor Joint Health & Impaired Healing
Gravity is constant stressor to our structure along with things like running, jumping and lifting (weights or a baby). If we add these stressors to an imbalanced structure, it is easy to understand how we can load joints unevenly and abnormally work our postural muscles. This causes our joints to wear prematurely over time (degeneration) and may lead to things like neck pain, back pain, sciatica, vertigo or dizziness and various other body aches & pains. Furthermore, because a subluxation also leads to tension on the nerve system it can severely diminish our ability to heal and recover from day to day which then results in chronic health problems.
Effect #3 Poor Quality of Life
Having an Upper Cervical Subluxation is no way to Live your Life. You may presently have no problems or a combination of symptoms in which you have tried a variety of different approaches for. (drugs, surgeries, general chiropractors, or alternative health therapies). Check out our checklist and if you have signs of a misalignment in the top part of your neck, there is hope!
Can you help me
YES! Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care can help anyone – newborns to seniors, “sick or “healthy”. Everyone benefits from proper brain to body communication. If we find an upper cervical misalignment disrupting the performance of your nerve system, we can help you! Remember a body free of nerve system interference is free to express its innate wisdom fully and therefore will function and heal at 100%.
“The wisdom of the body is responsible for 90% of the hope of patients to recover. The body has a super wisdom that is in favor of life, rather than death. This is the power that we depend on for life. All doctors are responsible for letting their patients know of this great
force working within them.” ~ Dr. Richard Cabot, Harvard Medical School
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