Whatever your beliefs about halloween, one thing is for sure, subluxation is a “scary” condition to think about.
Why would I make such a bold statement?
Let’s talk about health first. The World Health Organization defines health as: "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Go ahead and google it.
It takes more than “I feel fine”, “I’m not sick”, “I don’t have symptoms” to be in a state of health. For most people to reach an optimum level of health they’re lacking a spine and nervous system check.
Let’s address the damaging effects of subluxations first. The science can get pretty complicated, so let’s keep it simple. If you were to flip random switches off in the fuse box to your home, you wouldn’t be surprised that whatever is powered by those fuses, don’t work. You flip the switch the power comes back. The concept of a subluxation is similar. The weight of a dime on a spinal nerve will decrease the function of that nerve by up to 60% by decreasing the brain’s ability to communicate with whatever it’s connected to. How well would you complete a task with only 40% of the information that’s required to complete it? So maybe it’s not a complete fuse switched off – but 60% is significant. What’s more to consider is the fact that not every nerve in our body carries pain related information. What if the nerve with the decreased power supply is going to a kidney, the spleen, the pancreas, or the large intestines? What kind of conditions might result?
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We aren’t parts and pieces. We approach our health like we approach a mechanic regarding our car. It’s important that we look at how our bodies are wired to work together to maintain homeostasis. If we take a pill, potion, or lotion, cut out what hurts, replace with metal, our body learns to adapt, but it doesn’t address why it’s not healing. Chiropractic addresses the nervous system, which address’s the body’s capacity to heal.
So yes, the damaging effects of subluxation are scary. They can be, but they don’t have to be. Schedule an appointment today to ensure you are functioning at 100%. There are several different ways a D.C. is able to determine if you’re subluxated. It doesn’t take long. It may be one of the most important first visits of your life. Don’t worry, others have gone before. Please, check out our reviews!