SPINE and FUNCTION
“People can see the premature wear and tear on their car tyres that occurs if the wheels are misaligned, yet the same holds true for the human body if the spine is misaligned ”, Robert Blaich D.C.
Are you in a state of premature wear and tear? Are you treating your spine with the care it so rightly deserves? Or do you only think about your spine only when it’s giving you problems? The spine is the tail of the brain. It is is the delivery conduit for the vital force of nerve energy required by each and every area of your body to optimally perform its essential function/s. When the nerve force of the spine is compromised in any particular location, you have a prescription for the disease process.
2 Major Functions of the Spine:
- The spine keeps the body balanced and upright
- The spine houses and protects the central nervous system
When your spine is correctly aligned, the entire body is in balance and the central nervous system is best able to facilitate accurate and efficient communication between all areas of the body and brain.
These are just a few of the symptoms that result from poor spinal alignment:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Joint Pain
- Digestive Issues
- Chronic Fatigue
Do any of these rings a bell?
In 1910, D. D. Palmer, the father of chiropractic, said that the causes of disease associated with the spine could be:
- Mechanical-accidents, trauma, physical stress, overwork, faulty posture or other stressful mechanical conditions.
- Chemical-foods that have been contaminated by additives and preservatives or have been subjected to extremes of heat or cold and ionizing radiations…and of course, all drugs and medicines.
- Mental-negative mental attitudes of all kinds-fear, worry, apprehension, jealousy, hatred, greed and of course stress!
Any and all of these factors can cause enervation (a reduction in nerve force) this inevitably leads to disease. No health program has any hope of achieving optimal health, unless due attention is paid to the wellbeing and functioning of the spine. Countless disease states have their origin in a reduction of the vital nerve force being delivered to a particular area of the body by the spine. Determining where an obstruction of the nervous force is occurring, and removing this obstruction, is absolutely fundamental to returning a person to a state of health.
The spine needs to be supple and elongated to maintain good function. An excellent way of stretching the spine is to hang from an overhead beam or branch. Whenever you walk by a sturdy beam or branch, take a few moments…take hold of the overhead support with your hands, gradually take the weight off your feet by bending at the knees and keeping only your toes on the floor. Hang here for as long as you can comfortably hold and feel the stretch along the full length of your spine. Do this as often as you can and your spine will be grateful.
Learning about the spine and its essential functions will be integral to achieving the level of health you have wanted for so long, but have never been able to achieve. Knowing how to maintain spinal integrity and what to do when your spine is under pressure is an essential piece in the puzzle of real health. At times this is the missing piece in the puzzle that you can’t quite find the solution to. Back pain is not a ‘given’ in life. It is a sign that something is out of balance within your body. But you do not have to live with debilitating pain, or resort to addiction forming medications nor drastic surgical interventions. These are your only options if you consult with a medical practitioner. Simply put they have no other options in their repertoire. The last statistic I read cited a 16% success rate for spinal surgery…one would think you would have to be absolutely desperate to even consider surgery given that statistic! When you work with me you will learn that a healthy spine is not an unachievable fantasy, but a realistic and essential part of regaining your health. You will learn natural methods of maintaining spinal health and spinal rehabilitation when needed.