The spine is comprised of 24 moveable vertebrae designed to function in a very specific way. Viewed from the back the spine should be straight, and from the side there should be 3 curves : concave in the neck (cervical spine), convex in the mid-back (thoracic spine) and concave in the lower back (lumbar spine).
The pelvis sits at the base of the spine and consists of the sacrum and coccyx (tail bone), as well as the iliacs on either side.
Between the vertebrae are cartilaginous intervertebral discs, which have a dual role: the spine’s shock absorbers, and as spacers. If the bones of the spine are not moving or "sitting" properly, the discs lose their elasticity, the nerves become irritated, and the joints, discs and nerves become damaged. Once this occurs, degeneration has set in, and it is difficult to correct completely. In the early stages of degeneration and subluxation, symptoms are not always apparent. However it is the best time to locate, analyse and correct a subluxated spine. Once you have pain and symptoms, the probability of having permanent damage is increased and the chance of reversal and correction is decreased.
Virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body is controlled and regulated by your nervous system. And while the complex chemical and electrical nature of this vast network is best left to others, here are the key things you should know:
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When the neurological circuits have integrity, your body works as it was designed.
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When spinal vertebrae pinch or choke nerves, affected organs and tissues don’t work the way they should and ill-health results.
If spinal vertebrae pinch or choke nerve tissue, signals going from or to the affected organ or tissue can be diminished. (i.e., constipation.)
If spinal vertebrae chafe or irritate nerve tissue, signals going from or to the affected organ or tissue can be excited. (i.e., diarrhea.)
The nervous system is vulnerable where delicate nerve tissue comes into proximity with the moving bones of your spine. That’s why we're interested in your spine! It is much more than just neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Of course, these issues can be helped as well.
By correcting subluxations and relieving nerve pressure, you allow the brain to communicate at 100% with the body cells, and you keep your entire body healthy and well.