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The Connection Between Your Health and Your Spine

At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on the idea that by adjusting the spine and nerve interference, which discovered the connection between your health and your spine. It was found it can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment, he dissected both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any relationship between the vertebrae and nerves that went to the organs. He found nearly 100% correlation. The nerves connecting your internal organs to your spine must remain free of interference. When tension builds up in a region of the spine due to physical, chemical, or emotional stress, it can cause the spine to shift out of alignment. The puts undue stress and tension on the nervous system, which can interfere with the communication between the brain and the body —...
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The Spine Affects Whole Body Health

Having a chiropractor can help keep your entire body stronger and healthier. How? The spine affects whole body health playing a critical role in wellness. Having a chiropractor can help keep your entire body stronger and healthier. If the spine has shifted out of place--a condition referred to as spinal misalignment or subluxation-- causing effects on whole body health. Pressure is put on the delicate nerves that come out of the spine, causing nerve interference. This translates into the immune system not receiving proper signals and not functioning the way it was intended. Even slight misalignments can put the body into states of imbalance. Very often, chiropractic patients who were simply seeking relief from back pain or poor posture will discover that symptoms they had not related to spinal health will also dramatically improve. There are countless unexpected health benefits which people enjoy as a result of committing to chiropractic care. ...
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Poor Posture Side Effects

Poor Posture Side Effects
Have you ever looked in the mirror and find yourself having to force yourself to stand up straight. It’s almost like your slouching is creating a hump in your back. Your poor posture side effects are starting to show and  you may wonder if your next job will be ringing the bells at Norte Dome.  Poor Posture Side Effects Your upper back is at the same level of your shoulders and supports your head and neck. Poor posture, stress, gravity, injuries and sedentary lifestyles create increased stresses on your spine causing you to look like your slouching. Posture is how we stand and sit day in and day out, which is the most common cause to develop this spinal condition. The increased rounding of the back can be acquired gradually through improper sitting, sleeping and daily activities. For example, working on your laptop or excessive texting may over time contribute to...
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Nerve Stress: The Silent Killer

The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected.  Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain receptors as sensitive like the skin and muscles, so usually the...
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The Big Idea of Epidural Stimulation Research

On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the passing of actor and activist Christopher Reeve, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation launched the most ambitious effort in its history, "The Big Idea." The foundation hopes to raise $15 million to fund the next phase of epidural stimulation research and bring life-changing therapy to more individuals living with spinal cord injuries. The once inconceivable notion that a damaged spinal cord could be repaired is closer to reality, as reported in an April 2014 study published by researchers from UCLA and the University of Louisville in the medical journal Brain, in which four young men who were paralyzed for years were able to voluntarily move their legs and bear weight as a result of epidural stimulation of the lower spinal cord. Even more revolutionary, the participants experienced significant improvements with autonomic functions – including bladder, bowel and sexual control – an unprecedented breakthrough...
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Herniated Discs: Definition, Progression, and Diagnosis

What are a Herniated Discs? Herniation of the nucleus pulposus (gel-like substance) occurs when it breaks through the anulus fibrosus (tire-like structure) of an intervertebral disc (spinal shock absorber). Herniated discs occurs most often in the lumbar region of the spine. This is because the lumbar spine carries most of the body's weight. People between the ages of 30 and 50 appear to be vulnerable because the elasticity and water content of the discs decreases with age. The progression to an actual hernatied discs varies from slow to sudden onset of symptoms. There are four stages: disc protrusionprolapsed discdisc extrusionsequestered disc Stages 1 and 2 are referred to as incomplete, where 3 and 4 are complete herniations. Pain resulting from herniated discs may be combined with a neurological deficit. The deficit may include tingling, numbness, weakness, reflex loss, and/or more. These changes are caused by nerve compression created by pressure from interior disc...
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