October has it all: National Spinal Health Month and Halloween. What a great combination! Not to mention the hope of some cooler temperatures.
There is no system in the body more important to your health than your spine and nervous system. It’s been said that if your spine were on your face, you would take better care of it. I agree wholeheartedly. The number one purpose of the spinal column is to house and protect the sensitive and complicated spinal cord. Your spinal column is made up of over 100 joints, and the proper motion and alignment of these joints act as a giant windmill, energizing and stimulating the brain so that it can create oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin and perform many complex neurological functions. A misaligned, distorted spine, called subluxation, can diminish optimal brain function and health. Not to mention that it can cause pain and dysfunction. It really is as simple as that.
What many people don’t know is that subluxations are only painful about 1/3 of the time. That doesn’t mean they don’t cause dysfunction; it just means that they don’t hurt yet. Have you ever gone to the dentist and learned that you have a cavity that you did not know you had? Cavities are not painful in the early stages. And of course, we want to take care of minor problems early, before they become large problems. This is why we all get regular dental check-ups now.
And as important as healthy teeth and gums are, they pale in comparison to the importance of a healthy spine. We now know that a spine should be maintained from birth. And this is more important than ever these days. We are sitting more than ever, hunched over computers and our gadgets, and the damage to the human spine is significant.
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