Why is regular Chiropractic care such a powerful modality for optimizing health and wellness? Chiropractic directly improves your connection to life because it improves the quality and condition of your spine and nervous system. The spine is not only the structural support of your body, neck, and head; it is also the covering and control panel for your spinal cord, brain and nerve system.
Think about it, every memory, experience, action, thought, and feeling you ever have is only possible because of the connection made by the nervous system from your body to your amazingly complex brain! Not only is your brain responsible for all the things you do, think, and feel but also for all the automatic functions of your body that happen on their own. Things like your heartbeat, blood pressure, digestion, energy and alertness, breathing, detoxification, and biochemistry are also coordianted by the brain and nervous system.
How does Chiropractic affect the quality of the brain by working with the spine? This is possible because the material that makes up your body has a property called “piezo-elecricity”. What “piezo-electricity” means is that there is a relationship between the shape or pressure on something and it’s electrical charge. Due to the fact that shape and pressure affect the electric properties of your body parts things like posture and abnormal motion in the spine can negatively affect the spinal cord and brain.
If the spine is hunched, twisted, stiff, or tense it will change the signals going up the spinal cord from the brain to the body. What is more, the joints in the spine and the other joints of your body have a direct impact input to your brainstem and other automatic parts of your brain. This is why it is very important to keep your spine in the best possible condition for as long as possible. The shape, tension, and tone of your spine dictates the shape, tension, and tone of your life!
If your spine is not well adjusted it is likely that your brain and nervous system are in an altered, sub-optimal state. If this is true then your digestion, movements, recovery, and many other vital functions are also in an altered, sub-optimal state! Without the best possible condition of your brain and nervous system you cannot be at your best no matter what kind of nutrition, exercise, or other therapies you receive. The quality of your brain and nervous system directly predict the quality of your life.