Your Spine is Your Lifeline
For many people, the spine is just another part of the body. However, the spine is so much more than an amazingly constructed connection of 33 different bones, the intervertebral discs and supporting ligaments and muscles.
The spine is the protective conduit for the spinal cord; which is the lifeline that connects consciousness through you. It is also the root of the vast neural networking between the brain, the body and beyond, and back again that keeps you alive and functioning.The spinal cord itself is about 18 inches long for most adults and approximately as large in diameter as your thumb. There are 31 pairs of spinal nerves that branch off of this root.
These larger spinal nerves travel all through the body in gradually smaller and smaller branches to be able to transport information to and from all parts of the body and the brain. These eventually wind their way throughout the body, creating a literal net of nerves and sensors that allow us to experience pleasant sensations as well as pain.
The Spinal Alignment
With such a central role in how we experience our world, keeping the spine healthy is critical. When the spine is not correctly aligned pressure can occur on the delicate spinal cord or on the spinal nerves, resulting in pain, discomfort and stress throughout the body. The brain and body don't differentiate. Generally speaking, your system treats Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Chemical stress the same. If you can't handle the impact in the moment, your nervous system in all of its wisdom to preserve your life, will contract and this tension will become bound in the body holographically.
Since they are not located in close proximity to the spine, many people don’t realize that, body aches, low energy levels, migraines, heart disease and the negativity they are experiencing in their life may be directly related to alignment issues with the spine. Treating and suppressing symptoms only provides temporary relief. The key to lasting health is to create a mindful relationship with your body. To quote Thomas Edison, The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.