Socrates said “If you would have health – look first to the spine”.
The spine is made of many bone segments which house and protect the spinal cord and the smaller spinal nerve branches that come off the spinal cord and exit between the bones. These nerve pathways carry information or messages between the brain and the cells of the body. These messages are essential for the life of the cells. Without vital brain messages, the cells immediately begin the process of dying; i.e., they can no longer function the way they should, to maintain health and vitality.
Because the bones are moveable, they can misalign in such a way as to interfere with the messages and, ultimately, the ability of the person to function at their best or express their optimum life potential.
Misalignments can be caused by a wide variety of factors, which we refer to as stressors. These stressors can be physical (such as accidental trauma, sleeping posture and mattress condition, the birth process, sneezing, falling down, etc.), mental / emotional (in its many forms, probably the most familiar use of the word stress), or chemical (such as pollution, chemicals, drugs, etc.), which are, unfortunately, a regular part of living in the industrialised world – so misalignments may be caused from a multitude of reasons.
Misalignments are rarely obvious to the individual they affect – except when they have pain, however misalignments frequently have no symptoms at all – at least not initially. The reason is that most of what goes on inside us happens without our awareness. As an example, try to “feel” your liver. What’s it doing right now? We can’t know, so we have no idea if it is functioning at its best or something less - so our body function may be far from optimal and we would not even know it. The branching of the nerve pathways is complex and extensive, making it exceedingly difficult to predict or determine exactly how the person will be affected. In order to know if someone has spinal misalignments they need a Chiropractic checkup.
Since misalignments of the spinal column can be caused by so many different things, many people choose to maintain their health through regular Chiropractic care in order to enjoy their life more, knowing that the power that made the body is also the power that heals the body – through the nervous system, housed inside the moving bones of the spinal column. Socrates knew this. The ancients knew this. The modern world has rejected this wisdom, however, there are still many who understand that the nervous system is still the powerhouse of the body and our five children whose ages add up to 133 years today without ever having been to a medical doctor, and having had Chiropractic Care since the day they were born - are a living testament to that fact!
Each person has a unique life potential – by removing nerve interference it is possible to realize that potential!
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- Dr Richard McMinn - Chiropractor Brighton
- Dr Helen Martin - Chiropractor Brighton
- Dr Glenn Fredericksen - Chiropractor Brighton