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Corrective Chiropractic: Will Masking Your Pain Improve Your Health?

For most people, waking up tired from a long night’s sleep or experiencing frequent headaches is becoming a normal part of life. Even more dangerous, those who suffer with these ailments have learned to live with the problems or mask the symptoms by drinking heavily caffeinated beverages, pop a couple of pain killers after lunch, or eliminate activities that they once enjoyed.

Consciously or subconsciously, that’s their way of dealing with it; but are they addressing the source of their problems? Absolutely not.

The human nervous system is responsible for carrying vital nerve energy from the brain to the rest of our bodies. If we cut our finger while chopping carrots, the pain receptors in our fingers will send a pain signal to the brain, which will then tell you to address the injury. At which point, you will wash the wound, get stitches, and keep it out of harm’s way until it has fully healed.

What if there is dysfunction in our internal organs – where there are a minimal number of pain receptors or no pain receptors at all? Aside from some vague symptoms, how will one know that their vital organs are in desperate need of attention until it is too late – especially when most choose to mask their symptoms?

The nervous system is the most important system in our bodies, because it is responsible for the function of all of our limbs and organs. It tells the heart to beat slower or faster depending on its needs, maintains breathing when you are awake or asleep, sends vital information to your liver, kidneys, stomach, and intestines to do their job properly, and so on.

So wouldn’t it make sense to keep your nervous system healthy, by minimizing interference with it to ensure all your organs are functioning at 100%?

Poor posture – whether a result of a car accident, workplace injury, bad sitting habits at work, or even a tackle on football field – will misalign your spine. This misalignment will put unnecessary and dangerous pressure on the same nerves that control your bodily functions, leading to organ dysfunction and eventually disease.

CHiropractors specializing in in Chiropractic BioPhysics have helped millions eliminate not only back pain, neck pain, and headaches, but more importantly restored healthy nerve flow to the rest of the body. This results in healthy and vibrant patients, who experience renewed energy, elimination of pain, and a strong sense of wellness only achieved through proper nerve flow.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Eliminating Migraine Headaches from the Source

Millions of Americans visit their medical doctors each year complaining of headaches and migraines, hoping for quick and easy fix to their sometimes-debilitating problems. Not surprisingly, most patients are sent home after a brief exam and a prescription for pain medication.

Unfortunately not a lot of thought is given to the root cause of the pain, instead attention is given to which name brand medication the patient prefers.

The root of most headaches can be traced back to two things; dehydration or a misalignment in the neck. Yet, most doctors are quick to pull out their prescription pads and move on to the next patient, without fully addressing the problem at hand.

The past decade has seen a tremendous and shocking rise in disease, due in part to poor lifestyle choices and bad postural habits. More and more of us are hunched over in front of a computer screen all day, then come home to another session of computers and television. Every chance we get, we pop out our smart phones and check the latest updates on social media.

What we don’t realize is that these choices are causing misalignments in our spines, which puts unnecessary and often dangerous pressure on the delicate nerves responsible for the function of our organs. If nerve energy can’t reach our vital organs, they will go into a state of dysfunction and eventually disease.

Serious lifestyle changes, including improved postural habits, proper hydration, and most importantly correction of the spinal misalignment will not only eliminate headaches and migraines from its source, but ensure a healthy body for decades to come.

Chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics have helped thousands of people around the world regain their health and vitality through proper spinal alignment. If you or a loved one is needlessly suffering from neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, diminished health, poor posture, or spinal misalignment, CBP chiropractors can help.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Not Just for Athletes

Basketball fans around the world are watching the Miami Heat battle the San Antonio Spurs for the 2013 NBA championship. But most people don’t realize just how much of an impact a grueling six-month NBA basketball season and a two-month playoff run can have on one’s body.

NBA teams everywhere understand the importance of proper spinal alignment and how it can affect the health and longevity of their athletes. That’s why all 30 NBA teams have a team chiropractor on staff.

Chiropractic care enables elite NBA athletes such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan, and Carmelo Anthony to continuously compete on a phenomenal level, elongate their careers, and avoid debilitating injuries that could sideline their dreams.

Unfortunately most NBA fans may not realize just how important chiropractic care can be for them and their families. After all, great chiropractic care isn’t just reserved for the elite NBA athletes.

Sitting behind a computer for eight hours a day, lifting grocery bags and children, making a wrong move at the gym, slouching while watching television, or sleeping in the wrong position at nights can exert just as much strain on your spine, as an NBA player experiences during a game.

Over time, a misaligned spine can put unnecessary and dangerous pressure on your delicate nerves in your neck and back, creating pain and diminishing vital nerve energy from reaching your limbs and organs. Eventually your organs will start to show signs of dysfunction and go into a state of disease.

The only way to realign the spine back to its normal curvature and ensure proper nerve flow to your vital organs is through Chiropractic BioPhysics – or corrective chiropractic care.

If you or a loved one is needlessly suffering from neck and back pain and discomfort, diminished health, poor posture, or spinal misalignment, a chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics can help.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Your Spine and Sciatica

Corrective Chiropractic care goes beyond structural support and spinal realignment.

The spine is the highway of open nerve communication. When there is nerve interference, due to postural abuse or otherwise, it can cut off the lines of dialogue between important nerve endings and proper pain-free movement. Sciatica is a common example of subluxation, nerve impact and unfortunate pain.

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body, running from the spinal column (near the pelvis) completely down both legs. Each sciatic nerve is composed of smaller branches of nerves that run all the way down to the feet. When a patient experiences sciatica, pain can radiate throughout the leg – originating near the pelvis deep in the gluteus muscle. This pain commonly occurs when the nerve is inflamed, compressed or irritated. A numbness or chronic weakness can also occur in the lower extremities – causing unbearable discomfort for days or even weeks.

Sciatica is a debilitating condition that can be treated through Chiropractic BioPhysics. It is said that pelvis misalignment or a misaligned lower spine is the cause. In some circumstances, a slipped or even herniated disc can cause sciatic nerve pain. Structural misalignment, when treated with corrective chiropractic care, can alleviate sciatica and resume proper nerve flow to the lower extremities.

Chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics addresses the source of the nerve blockage by realigning the spine back to its normal curvature, and taking unnecessary pressure off of the nerves. This results in eliminating pain and restoring normal nerve flow to the rest of your body.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Correlation Between Heart Health and Your Spine

Heart disease continues to plague our nation, straining our healthcare system and silently taking numerous victims. While family history and genetics play a pivotal role in the development of heart disease, there are lifestyle variables and choices that also play a part.

Heart disease prevention methods have focused on weight control, nutritional choices, exercise and even prescription medications. But did you know that chiropractic care helps improve overall heart health?

Even if every nerve in your chest were disconnected, your heart would continue to beat. This is because a small node of heart muscle rhythmically contracts and relaxes on its own, setting the pace for your heartbeat.

This natural pacemaker is called the “sinoatrial node.” In the average adult, the sinoatrial node maintains a rhythm of approximately 70 beats per minute.

While this “natural pacemaker” keeps your heart consistently working, nerves that accelerate and decelerate the heart (your sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves) can affect your sinoatrial node and affect your heartbeat.

The sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves are located in your thoracic and upper cervical spine, respectively. With corrective chiropractic care, spinal misalignments, pressures, and restrictions in these regions can be properly alleviated, and therefore normalizing your cardiac rhythm and heart rate.

Corrective care of the cervical spine also helps in lowering blood pressure, taking unnecessary stress off the cardiovascular system. So if you or a loved one’s heart health is important, please contact your local chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics® today.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Correlation Between Posture and Health

There is mounting evidence that poor posture is attributing to a diminished quality of life.

If you think about it, you rarely see people with poor posture competing in the Olympics or running around in the park chasing footballs. On the same token, you don’t see too many people with great posture bedridden, suffering from chronic migraines.

That’s because the spine’s natural ‘S’ shaped curve enables the brain, spinal cord, and nerves to transmit vital nerve energy to the rest of the body freely, and without any interference.

Unfortunately that isn’t the case with most people.

If you have ever suffered tingling or numbness in your arms or legs, fatigue in the middle of the day, too many bouts with the cold/flu, or pain in your joints for no apparent reason, you may know first-hand just how your posture can affect the way your body functions.

Nerve interference occurs as a result of your spine shifting out of place – distorting the natural ‘S’ shaped curve, and putting unnecessary pressure on the delicate nerves that bring life to our bodies.

Misalignments occur as a result of poor postural habits, lifestyle choices, car accidents, or sports injuries. If left untreated, gravity will exacerbate these misalignments and cause dysfunction and disease in your vital organs.

Chiropractors specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics aim to restore your spine back to its natural ‘S’ shaped curve and restore normal nerve flow to the rest of your body.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Weight Loss and Chiropractic

Millions of Americans are gaining (and losing) weight on a daily basis. But not a lot of people are aware of how these fluctuations affect their posture and overall health.

Besides the obvious side-effects of weight gain – heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer – moderate to severe weight fluctuations can slowly distort your posture and put unnecessary strain on your spine and the delicate nerves coming out of it.

An increase or decrease in weight by as little as 10 pounds can affect how you stand, walk, sleep, or sit. Over time your new body (and the habits you pick up as a result of it) will cause a misalignment in the spine, and create aches, pains, organ dysfunction, fatigue, and other health problems.

If you have lost weight, corrective chiropractic care should be the next step in regaining your health and posture. But if you or a loved one is overweight, the first step should be a sensible weight loss program, followed by a visit to your chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Top Six Signs of Spinal Misalignment

Many people are going about their daily lives without giving much thought to their poor posture and spinal misalignment; let alone the health problems that are associated with it.

While most spinal misalignments come on gradually as a result of improper postural habits, poor diet, or poor lifestyle choices, sudden misalignments (caused by accidents or injuries) are what worries people the most, and prompts them to go see a chiropractor for an immediate fix. The reason is that these sudden misalignments are associated with direct and obvious symptoms that the person can readily recognize the link between their new / increased symptoms and the injury.

Unfortunately it’s those gradual or long standing misalignments that can become dangerous if left untreated and uncorrected.

Poor posture and spinal misalignment puts unnecessary and relentless pressure on your muscles, ligaments, joints, and discs in the spine. But its the pressure / stretch on the delicate nerves in the neck and back that is most troublesome; these same nerves are responsible for transmitting vital information and energy to all the limbs and body organs from the brain. Any amount of nerve interference will therefore diminish the flow of nerve energy to the limbs and organs, leading to disease and other major health complications.

Problematically, most people don’t recognize the link between the “gradual and long-standing” misalignments and their health problems; also many times the signs and symptoms are subtle and are not obviously linked to the mis-alignment by untrained people. However, the most direct and obvious symptoms of poor posture and spinal misalignment are:

1. Sore / stiff neck or back
2. Low energy, tiredness, or fatigue
3. Headaches
4. Muscle spasms in the back
5. Joint pain
6. Numbness, tingling, or altered sensations

In addition to the above obvious signs, you should realize that unexplained health conditions (where you’ve been told to just live with it or take medication for the rest of your life) are likely linked to your poor posture and spinal misaligment.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to see a chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Masking these symptoms on your own with caffeinated drinks, pain killers, mattresses, or whatever the latest fad is, isn’t going to put the spine back into alignment.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Why is a Proper Neck Curve Important to Your Health?

A healthy human spine has three distinct curves that allow nerve energy to flow freely from the brain into the limbs and organs. These curves also act as shock absorbers, and provide balance and support for the body.

Perhaps the most important curve is the cervical lordosis or neck curve. This curve protects the neck from damage, reduces the force (stress and strains) on the spinal cord and nerves, and plays a tremendous role in allowing proper nerve energy to be transmitted to the rest of the body.

The late Alf Breig MD, PhD, (a leading neurosurgeon in his time) demonstrated that reductions in the neck curve can stretch the cervical spinal cord and brain stem by as much as 4.2 cm (1.68 inches) and that this stretch is transmitted all the way down to the nerves in the lower back region. Obviously over time, this stretch on the nerve tissue can put the body in a state of dis-ease and lead to a number of altered health consequences.

Imagine if you took an unripe and unpeeled banana and forcefully changed the shape of its curve – either straightened it or reversed it. How do you think the banana would look like once peeled?

Poor postural habits, accidents, or injuries can change the alignment of your spine, and impede nerve energy from reaching your limbs and organs – leading to disability and disease.

Fortunately there exists specific spinal-remodeling techniques to correct abnormally aligned neck curves; which will in turn improve curvature and overall health.

Chiropractors certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics specialize in helping people restore their proper spinal curvature.

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Corrective Chiropractic: Accidents and Chiropractic Care

This time of the year brings rain-soaked streets and snow-covered roads to most of us living in the United States. Driving in these conditions means using extra caution and reducing speeds to ensure reaching your destination safely.

Unfortunately it also means an increased number of traffic accidents and injuries – whether you are an innocent victim of someone else’s bad driving, or you unintentionally hit a sheet of black ice that you never saw coming.

Most minor to moderate accident victims may brush off the seriousness of a sore back or neck, thinking it will probably subside in a few days; however they don’t realize that the force of the accident may have misaligned their spine ever so slightly. If left untreated, gravity and time will turn a small misalignment into a bigger one – putting continued pressure on ligaments, muscles, and the spine.

In a few short months the accident victim will start feeling more and more discomfort and pain, and of course a poorer posture as a result of compensation for their misalignments.

If you are ever in a car accident – whether minor, moderate, or severe – make an appointment with a chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics to ensure the smallest misalignment is addressed and treated before it turns into a lifetime of pain and discomfort.

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