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The spine is the major factor in all movements of the body. It provides balance to the skeletal frame, absorbs jolts and shocks, allows is to move, bend and twist, all the while protecting the spinal cord and spinal nerves.The spine can become distorted by daily work habits such as a mailman carrying a heavy mailbag, a mother carrying her child on her hip or poor work postures.Distortions are also produced by injuries dues to falls, whiplash, strains and prolonged or repetitive emotional stress....
Subluxations, sometimes called Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC), are misaligned spinal bones (vertebrae) that squeeze or pinch nerves. Subluxations interfere with the flow of nerve energy from the brain to the organs and tissues of the body. Subluxations can be excruciatingly painful or not painful at all. An example would be like having a wooden clothespin or a rubber band on our little finger. At first, there may not be any discomfort, but if we left the clothespin or the rubber band on the...
Many times, with a patient next to the x-ray view-box, we hear the astonished exclamation, "How could I have that much bone decay in my spine?" "I eat right and I've exercised regularly for years! How could this have happened?." How it happened is called the vertebral subluxation complex.PLEASE READ THIS: You can eat the best diet in the world, you can exercise regularly, but unless each spinal segment has healthy, proper joint play, you can still have locked spinal segme...
Did you know that 3 trillion (3,000,000,000,000) channels of communication run to and from the brain through the top bone in your neck? Did you also know that this top bone, the first cervical vertebra, actually surrounds and protects part of your brain, the brain stem? You knew all this didn't you? You probably also knew that this first bone is specially designed, not only to protect the brain stem and spinal cord, but to give the skull its greatest degree of mobility. It is also designed t...
High Pressure Living takes its toll on all of us with its stress, strain and uncertainties. Studies show that in the United States today the public spends hundred of millions of dollars on tranquilizers, barbiturates, anti-depressants and alcohol in a vain attempt to relieve stress.Under stress the human spinal muscles contract very muscles contract very much like we see in animals such as the cat and dog. With repeated and prolonged stress these contracted spinal muscles can cause the spine to ...
Anyone who have ever walked away from a severe auto accident and later ended up with a migraine headache and possibly upchucked their dinner knows that stress can affect the entire body as well as the mind.We have pretty well come to accept that ulcers and emotional upsets are connected. We also tend to connect excess work stress with heart attacks.Whenever we are subjected to fear, worry, hatred, anger, jealously, etc., our glandular system secretes hormones into our blood vascular system. Most...
Can someone else cause or contribute to our neck pain? The answer is YES, NO and MAYBE.Common causes of neck pain that the average sufferer is aware of are, "sleeping crooked, wrong size pillow, no pillow, draft on neck, etc." These and other factors are usually only triggers to an underlying problem involving the neck vertebrae and spinal muscles.Many structural problems are the result of whiplash-type injuries similar to those caused by rear-end auto accidents. Neck problems can also...
The world record for the most homeruns in one season (73) is held by long-time chiropractic patient, Barry Bonds. Bonds became a chiropractic patient over five years ago after he hurt himself swinging a bat. Bonds recalls: "Mark Letendre, our trainer, recommended that I try chiropractic. At first, I was skeptical, but after seeing a lot of the players on the team using it, I thought I would give it a try. And after (the chiropractor) gave me an adjustment on the lower back, I knew I had to ...
You may have done it lifting a box, swinging a golf club, or grabbing up a runaway child. You may not know when it happened. You do know you are in pain and you want it stopped. Your general practitioner diagnoses a "sprain or strain," gives you a prescription, and assures you it'll "go away."Will the pain go away? Will you heal? Why does this same sprain/strain thing happen every time you exert yourself...and, sometimes, when you don't? Why is strong medication for p...
Basketball comes with a variety of physical stresses. The outside forces that a player must resist do not stop at physical contact. Getting knocked down; run over, and body-slammed come with the territory. But, what about the athlete's own physical challenges? To excel, he or she challenges the body to continuously run faster, jump higher, be twice as alert, and display better hand-eye coordination that the opposing player. The ability of the legs, shoulders, and back to resist the stresses ...
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