Spinal Health Influences Organ Health

 

No scientific controversy exists involving the fact that small and subtle misalignments in the spine will impair nerve communication from the brain to the organs. This concept has not only been proven by some of the best science and research in the world, it is also why most Chiropractors get extremely passionate about teaching every patient and family about the importance of receiving spine and nervous system care throughout their lifetime.

Ground-breaking research from 2011 showed amazing brain and hormonal benefits delivered by a Chiropractic adjustment. Combine this research with the results of a study done at Johns Hopkins University in 2009 and it becomes easy to deduce why everyone deserves to know and experience the benefits of regular Chiropractic adjustments. Research showed that small misalignments in the spine called vertebral subluxations, which usually occur without signs or symptoms, increase stress hormones in the body. Increased amounts of stress hormones in the blood and tissue over a sustained period of time proved influential to a person’s health in the most dangerous way. The 2009 study directly linked an increase in stress hormones with cancer, bipolar disorder, excessive body weight, hypertension, type 1 autoimmune diabetes, type 2 diabetes, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and poor immune system function. All of these conditions are linked directly to an increase in stress hormones which have been proven to be connected to abnormal spinal health.

Chiropractors willingly battle against the stigma that Chiropractic adjustments are only good for relieving symptoms and pain. Chiropractic is so much more and the science of the last 25 years continues to validate a profession built on 120 years of research and results. A foundational tenet of Chiropractic care continues to be the education of every patient and every community about the life maximizing potential of a Chiropractic adjustment to the nervous system. Chiropractic safely unlocks the power of the body without the use of drugs or surgeries and without the side effects that bind people to a cycle of disease. A message of hope for better health care deserves to spread throughout every community and every home.

 

Information from Chiropractic Advocate and Dan Sullivan