We learned that our body is a self-healing organism. Next, we discover that our nervous system is what is responsible for the healing in our body. In fact, our nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, and organ in our body and coordinates them together so that our body works perfectly in harmony. We have also learned that true health is not how we feel. A person could have cancer or heart disease and feel great yet obviously be in very poor health. We know that true health is out body functioning at 100%, 100% of the time. It is important to make the connection that health is optimal function and it’s our nervous system that controls that function. Therefore, in order for you to have true health, your nervous system must be able to control and coordinate the function of every call, tissue, and organ without interference. The brain and spinal cord are connected to every cell, tissue, and organ via our spinal nerve system. The spinal nerve system is composed of three types of nerves:
Sensory Nerves: These nerves tell our brain what is happening in our internal and external environment
Motor Nerves: These nerves control and coordinate our muscles
Autonomic Nerves: These nerves control and coordinate our organs, blood vessels, and glands
Subluxations Are Usually Painless!
We have learned that subluxations are disturbances or interferences in our nervous system. We have also learned that subluxations have devastating effects on our health and well-being. But what most people don’t realize is that most subluxations go unnoticed for years because most subluxations are painless.
In a 1993 study, researcher M. Hause published his study revealing that pressure to the nerve root (the nerve root is located between two vertebrae) can exist without pain. More importantly, he stated that this pressure can influence the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is the part of our nervous system that regulates the function of our organs, blood vessels, and glands.
Researchers have also discovered that subluxations often occur during the normal birthing process and often go undiagnosed for years and even decades. Dr. G. Gutman discovered that more than 80% of the infants he examined shortly after birth were suffering from injuries to the neck resulting in all types of health problems such as nose, throat, and ear infections. Dr. Towbin, Harvard Medical School’s Department of Pathology found that “…the birth process, even under optimal conditions, is potentially a traumatic, crippling event. Spinal cord and brain stem injuries occur often during the birth process but frequently escape diagnosis.”
Undetected subluxations are an epidemic health challenge in our society and need to be taken very seriously because of the consequences. Every man, woman, and child should be checked for nerve interference on a regular basis by as Wellness Chiropractor; it’s that important!