The question often arises: Should I continue to get regular chiropractic adjustments even if I don’t have pain? And, the fact is, pain should never be the sole factor of why you return to get adjusted.
When there is pressure on a nerve, you may or may not feel pain. In fact, well before you even feel pain, your bodily functions can be affected and decreased without you knowing it.
Only 10% of your body registers pain and 90% controls functions we take for granted: tasting, smelling, seeing, hearing, thinking, dreaming, breathing, heart beating, moving, running, sleeping, laughing, remembering… you couldn’t do any of these things without your central nervous system. That is why it is so important to keep your spine healthy and in alignment, even without pain being present.
In 1921, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Henry Windsor wanted to see if there was a connection between diseased organs and the structure of the body. His study included 50 autopsies and he published his results in the Medical Times in November that same year.
Dr. Windsor proved that diseased organs including the heart, lungs, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidney, prostate, bladder and uterus were the result of spinal nerve pressure in over 95% of the cases. Spinal stress areas (spinal bones out of place pinching nerves) are called subluxations.
Dr Windsor explained:
“The disease appears to precede old age and to cause it. The spine becomes stiff first and old age follows. Therefore, we may say a man is as old as his spine, the arteries becoming hardened later from constant vaso-motor spasm, following sympathetic irritation.”
In other words, when your spine and nerves are unhealthy, it can cause your body to deteriorate faster than if your spine was in good alignment.
The importance of spinal health and having your central nervous system (CNS) functioning at 100% cannot be underscored strongly enough; because subluxations, left unchecked in your spine or anywhere else, can effect whatever organ the nerves connect to and may even cause disease. It should be a number one priority with you and your family to get regular chiropractic treatments, even when you feel good. You want to maintain that alignment and prevent any nerve pressure from damaging your organs over time.
If the CNS is clear at the spine and subluxation free, then the communication highway between organ, tissue, cell and brain is open and the appropriate changes that may need to take place can be monitored and changed more effectively.
Like brushing and flossing our teeth along with regular dental visits for maintenance cleaning, why would you not do the same for your spinal and central nervous system so it too is able to run at optimum performance for life? Maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system can help maintain your good health.
For additional information, please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Corey at 619-814-5500