Throughout the world, part of May is designated as Spinal Health Week or Awareness. I believe Australia may shine the light on this for the entire month. Over the years I have been in practice it has been my goal to inform people how very important the spine plays in your entire health and wellness profile. “As the twig is bent so grows the tree” has been a rallying cry to promote the narrative of spinal health.
This does not only include the concept of a child with a curvature or initial stages of scoliosis, but a lifetime of health and wellness. The spine houses the nervous system that orchestrates and coordinates every function in your entire body.
The nerves supply the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, digestive track, sex organs, and the list goes on and on. The brain is our on-board computer and the nerves carry out the messages to all of our organs, muscles, connective tissues etc.
If there is any interference with the normal function of these nerves we have a state of disease. People can experience headaches, neck pain, back pain, digestive issues, sleeping disorders, sinus issues, asthma, fatigue, numbness and tingling, gallbladder, bladder and constipation to mention just a few.
In other words if your nervous system is not functioning at 100%, neither are you! The spine is the way that chiropractic can influence the nervous system and allow the body to heal itself.
In 1895 Dr. DD Palmer in Davenport Iowa adjusted a janitor who had been deaf for 17 years and his hearing was restored. This was the birth of Chiropractic. Does this mean an adjustment can improve all hearing issues? Of course not but in some cases where it is the nerve system out of sorts it can help. It is so important to have your nervous system functioning at its peak performance and the first step is to ensure spinal health and balance.
Hippocrates the father of modern medicine said “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” Our mission is to make sure that your spine and especially your children’s spine is balanced and functions at its best.
Throughout May, if you mention this post we will do a complete evaluation of you and your families spines for only $25.
Dr. Brian Huggins
Oakville Chiropractic Centre