HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR SPINE
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.The importance of the spine to our health has been recognized by great men for centuries. Hippocrites, the celebrated Greek physician after who the "Hippocratic Oath" is named, recognized the importance of the spine saying: "Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases."Another famous Greek physician, Claudius Galen, who was considered the greatest anatomist and physiologist of classical times said, "Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health."And from our own Thomas Edison, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."Spinal subluxations, which interfere with the normal flow of nerve energy between the brain and the body's tissue cells, can hamper the normal function of the glandular, eliminative, nervous, digestive, muscular and circulatory systems of the body. The primary symptoms are pain and/or disease.It is the desire of the chiropractic community to help your entire family live the most pain free healthy life possible. Call our office and arrange for a visit.