Chiropractic adjustments help us recover better not only from injuries, but also from the ordinary stresses we experience everyday.
Chiropractic care works because of the fact that the brain controls and coordinates the function of all organs, tissues, and cells in the body through the transmission of information along neural pathways; and that for all the information to get through those pathways the spinal joints must maintain their full range of motion.
“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reactions to it
."– Hans Selye
Loss of spinal joint motion results from our reaction to stress. It is part of a protective biological mechanism called “the fight-or-flight response” which causes a cascade of neurological, hormonal, and musculoskeletal* reactions after a stressor – or threat – is perceived**.
Emotional, chemical, and mental stressors result in the fight-or-flight response just as certainly as physical stressors do.
Chiropractic adjustments -whether high-force or nearly-no-force – help the body recover from stress by restoring normal and full range of motion to the spinal joints.
“The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for thinking, metabolism and healing.” – Roger Sperry Ph.D, Nobel Laureate, Brain Research
Chiropractors detect and correct mechanical tension that results from stress – physical, chemical, mental, emotional – and robs the body of energy it would otherwise use for creating, growing, and healing. We help the body attain a flexible, efficient posture conducive to clear thinking, radiant energy, and superior health (including immune function!)
*Changes in posture result from the neuromuscular stress reaction. That’s why improving one’s posture improves one’s life.
**We are referring to biological perception – which may or may not be within one’s awareness. In fact, decreased awareness is a hallmark of the fight-or-flight response.