The Central Nervous System is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves. The Central Nervous System totally controls all function and healing in the body. The most common and likely way to interfere with the Central
Nervous System is “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 the spinal cord to all of the parts of the body. Not only does information travel down the nerve, but the same information from the peripheral parts of the body is being sent back to the brain via the spinal cord. When this information is interfered with a problem arises in the body.” —- Daniel J. Murphy DC. Spinal Biomechanics, Harrison,1992.p366
Before any body part or any 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 or “abnormal” blood pressure.
In only the last few years, medical anatomists 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 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
NORMAL SPINAL POSTURAL POSITION
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 at 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 at
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 and alignment over time. This eliminates Central Nerve System interference allowing your body to function and heal “normally” once again at 100% of your potential!