Every thought and movement in your life occurs through your brain and spinal cord, which is collectively known as the central nervous system. Your spinal column (made up of your vertebra) acts as the armor and pathway for your spinal cord to travel down and split into the nerves that reach every cell of your body. Every moment millions of messages and bits of information are moving along your spinal cord to maintain the delicate balance between your brain and body.
Why it Matters:
Recent research has shown that the type of movement that happens during a Chiropractic adjustment can change the chemistry of your brain. Pretty neat right? Chiropractic adjustments can alter the biochemical markers in your brain. These changes can result in everything from increased endorphin release (a feel-good hormone) to pain relief. Emerging research has even indicated increased strength (or cortical drive) following an adjustment!
For the past 100 years, scientists and doctors have learned a lot about the brain/body connection, but we still have a long way to go. Aging, healing, and your entire life experience happens through the communication and coordination of your brain and body. Keeping both healthy and active will help you continue to live your best life. Need help? Just ask!
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.