There’s an old adage that says “...if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Nothing could be more true when it comes to inactivity and losing normal function in your body - and your lifestyle may be to blame.
If you ever want to observe perfect biomechanics, watch a toddler pick up a toy from the floor. You’ll never see them bending over, moaning in agony like an old man. They drop their hips, maintain a perfect centre of gravity while lowering themselves, then pop right back up with the ease of an Olympic lifter.
You walk into your Chiropractor’s office, hop on a table and point to where it hurts. But the Chiropractor adjusts a totally different part of your spine… not even close to where you feel the pain. Why is that?
It’s not uncommon for folks to ‘tail off’ Chiropractic care as soon as the pain is gone, only to return months down the road wondering what they did to bring it back. In most cases it’s not what they did that caused the problem to come back - it’s what they stopped doing that did.
The brain stem is the most important, central command center of your body (like Houston control). Located at the base of your brain and extending into your upper cervical spine, it serves as the crossing point for trillions of nerve fibers that carry the data of life from your brain, to your body.