An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Posted on 10-27-2016
ARE YOU NORMAL?
WAYS TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE "NORMAL" OR "ABNORMAL" HEALTH AND FUNCTION
The Central Nervous System is composed of the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. The central nerve system totally controls all function and healing in the human body. The most common and likely way to interfere with the Central Nervous System is with the spine; “abnormal” position of the spine and subluxation (spinal misalignment). This interference will cause the organs of the body to not function or heal “normally”.
“Vital information travels from the brain and spinal cord to all of the parts of the body. Not only does information travel down the nerve, but at the same time information from the peripheral parts of the body is being sent back to the brain and spinal cord. When this information is interfered with, a problem arises in the body” – Daniel J Murphy DC. Spinal Biomechanics, Harrison, 1992, p.366
Before any body part or function can be described as “abnormal” or “unhealthy”, we must have a clear definition of what “normal” is. For example, if normal blood pressure is 120/80, then a person with blood pressure of 150/100 would have high, “abnormal” blood pressure.
In only the last 20 years, medical anatomical and engineering researchers have been able to clearly define what “normal” spinal alignment is. This research has been published in the world’s most prestigious medical journals.
There are two proven ways to evaluate spinal alignment:
1. Postural examination
Our office utilizes both procedures to evaluate a patient’s spine and Central Nervous System.
When looking at a person from the front, the spine must be straight. The head, shoulders, hips and feet should be lined up. When looking at a person from the side, the ears should be back over the shoulders and the shoulders should be back over the pelvis. Posture is the window to your spine.
When looking at the front view X-Ray, the spinal bones (vertebrae) must also be in a straight line. The bones must not be rotated, tilted, and no curvatures (scoliosis) should be present.
The side view X-Ray must reveal three 63 degree arcs. The most important 63 degree arc is in the neck (cervical spine). This arc is known as the “arc of life” because mental life impulses travel directly from the brain down this part of the spinal cord to bring life to the rest of the body. People who lose their arc of life do not live as long because it causes severe obstruction to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves (Central Nervous System).
The pictures below show “normal” posture and “normal” spine position and alignment:
Any abnormal position of the spine, misalignment of the bones, or any changes in these curves indicates a serious problem. It is absolutely vital to understand this point. Any changes from normal will interfere with and eventually damage the Central Nervous System and will always result in abnormal function of the body, improper healing, and poor health.
“…Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal productions.” – C.Norman Shealy, MD, Roger K. Cady, MD, et al. APJM, Vol.4 pg. 36
Specific, Scientific, Chiropractic Adjustment
If you are being adjusted today, we have found your spine and Central Nervous System to be “abnormal”. Corrective chiropractic adjustments restore “normal” spinal position, alignment and movement over time. This eliminates Central Nervous System interference allowing your body to function and heal “normally” once again at 100% of your potential.
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