Chiropractors talk a lot about the way that the nervous system is the master system of the body, as it controls all of the other body systems. Systems such as the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, muscular system, reproductive system, just to name a few, are all under direct control of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Think of it like the orchestra conductor directing all the different musicians on their particular part in the symphony.
Several decades ago a medical doctor name Henry Windsor, M.D. performed experiments to see if disease in the body could be directly related to disease in the spine. He did dissections on 200 cadavers and he discovered three major findings:
1. Every time he found a diseased organ, let’s say a diseased colon, he would trace the nerves from the organ back to where they originated at the spine. Every time he found that the nerves were being affected at the spine level by either arthritis, misalignments called subluxations, or some other type of pathology.
2. The more advanced the organ disease was, the more advanced the spinal nerve impingement was.
3. Of the 200 cadavers, 196 of them had some type of problem in the spine affecting the spinal nerves. That’s 98%!
Pretty groundbreaking evidence, I would say. Now think of this. Out of the 200 subjects, 98% had vertebral subluxations. This would suggest that nearly everyone, if they don’t already have a spine problem, will most likely have spine issues in the future, whether they have immediate symptoms or not.
Chiropractic is about much more than just neck and back pain. Because chiropractors look primarily to the spine, it makes sense that we would be treating primarily back problems. But the only reason that chiropractors are looking at the spine in the first place is because that is where all of the “circuits” are located, much like the circuit breaker for your home. This whole body holistic approach to health has been proven in the past and is the wave of the future.
What a better way to start the New Year for you and your family than with a healthy, well-aligned spine?