By Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp – Beauchamp Chiropractic
Ever wonder how well your nervous system is functioning? Probably not and most likely because you never gave this topic too much thought. You know that the your spinal cord is important and if it is damaged (ie broken neck) one can end-up paraplegic or quadriplegic. But what does this mean to you just going about your daily business: work, exercises, family and life in general?
Everything! We live our lives thru our nervous system… “The nervous system is responsible for coordinating the function of every cell, tissue and organ in the body.” – Grey’s Anatomy. The nervous system is the master system and controls everything! The simple pressure amounting to the weight of a dime can create interference on your nervous system and affect your body’s self-regulating abilities (your heart is beating right now and you’re not telling it to do so -your stomach is also digesting the food you just ate without you commanding it to) and self-healing abilities (when you cut yourself you have the ability to heal because you are a living organism (this would not happen with a cadaver).
The spinal cord has 31 spinal nerves that exit between the spinal bones. Although the spinal column offers protection for these sensitive spinal nerves, their well-being can be disrupted if the spinal bones become misaligned. Subluxations are misalignments of the spine, which occurs when the body is stressed beyond its capacity to adapt to its environment (physically, bio-chemically and psychologically). Since we live our lives through our nervous system, we need to ensure that it is working at its best to achieve optimal health. Subluxations (spinal misalignments) are the number one cause of interference with the body’s innate ability to heal itself and self-regulate through the nervous system.
Sound confusing? Here is an analogy I tell my patients to help them really grasp the concept of a subluxation. What happens when you plug too many items in an electrical outlet? The breaker linked to this speci?c outlet will trip, right? If you go to the back panel and look at all the breakers, you will see that they are all aligned except one – the one you have tripped. A subluxation is just that – your body “tripping” because it has been stressed beyond its capacity to adapt. The stress could be a physical stress, a fall or hours in front of the computer. It could be a psychological stress, receiving bad news or an aggravating teenager. It could be a biochemical stress like eating greasy fast food or not drinking enough water. Do you see my point? Now, everybody has a different level at which they will “trip” their panel. We are all different depending on our body’s capacity to adapt! My patients often think that there has to be a big physical event or activity to cause a spinal subluxation – not so! Subluxations can occur in any of the three dimensions – physical, psychological or biochemical.
Chiropractic care focuses on optimizing your body’s own ability to function at its best. It achieves this by removing interference on the nervous system. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to health. It does not include medications or prescription drugs, which often cover up important symptoms. A health symptom is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and that it is an important signal one should not ignore. Medication may provide temporary relief but it often doesn’t address the underlying issues. Chiropractic care focuses on addressing the cause of your symptoms as opposed to just camou?aging them. When your body is functioning properly, it has a tremendous ability to regulate and correct its own problems. It is the only healing science responsible for locating and correcting subluxations through the chiropractic adjustment, thereby restoring the body’s ability to heal itself.
You don’t need to be in pain to see a chiropractor. Having a stress-free nervous system allows you to perform at your full potential. The longer you go with an unhealthy nervous system, the more devastating the effects are to your health and well-being. Often times, if we wait to have signs and symptoms, detrimental health consequences are already in progress. It’s important to see a chiropractor who can maximize the efficiency of the nervous system by correcting subluxations for better health, longevity and quality of life.
Just as healthy eating, exercise and good rest are bene?cial, chiropractic adjustments are crucial at all stages of life. This is a commitment to living your best life!
Athletes and high performers use chiropractic care to be and stay at the top of their games. An optimal nervous system can make the difference between first and second place in a race or a perfect golf swing. Examples of athletes using chiropractic care to perfect their performance are: Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Mary Lou Retton and Donovan Bailey.
- Is my body sending me signals like headaches, back pain, fatigue or insomnia that I’m ignoring?
- Do I know if my body is working efficiently and optimally?
- Do I suspect that I may have subluxations affecting my health?
- Are my lifestyle stresses affecting my overall well-being?
If you answered no to any of these then it’s time to give your nervous system a health check! Use this amazing special offer and call Beauchamp Chiropractic Today!