STOP BRUSHING YOUR TEETH!
Have I got your attention?
You may be wondering why I would make such a ridiculous statement.
Of course we need to brush our teeth, change our oil, and talk to our loved ones.
In order for anything of value to remain healthy, it must be maintained.
Are not our spine and spinal cord as important as our teeth, car or relationships? Why do most
people not maintain their spines?
Did you know that your nervous system – brain, spinal cord and nerves – controls, coordinates
and heals every cell and organ of your body…both structure and function. The body
dysfunctions, develops disease and eventually dies without proper nerve flow.
Every day you are exposed to physical, emotional, and chemical stress. This stress places your
spine and spinal cord under tremendous pressure. This pressure causes tension in your spine
which interferes with normal organ function and your body’s ability to heal properly.
Unfortunately, this adverse pressure rarely causes pain or symptoms, yet, it always causes
interference, damage and dysfunction. This damage over time causes pain and symptoms.
Your spine must be maintained if you wish to keep it healthy, just as you maintain your teeth,
car, relationships and anything else you care for. What happens if you do not maintain these
things? They degenerate, decay and eventually break down.
Research shows that people under regular chiropractic care, including infants, children, teens,
adults and the elderly, get sick less often, handle stress better, have stronger immune systems,
and have an overall improved quality of life. Why? Because their spines are free of tension
and interference allowing all the signals from the brain, which control, coordinate and heal all
body structure and function, to reach their destination…the cells of the body.
If you are currently experiencing pain or chronic illness, can I assume that you are not
maintaining your spine?
If you do maintain your spine, I congratulate you. You are taking responsibility for your
health and taking proactive steps to improve your quality of life, prevent disease and injury
and achieve your optimum health potential.
If you are not maintaining your spine, waiting for a pain or problem to arise before going to
the chiropractor, the damage has already been done, and is very difficult to correct. Often it
is then too late and requires more severe measures such as drugs and surgery. When it comes to
health, the attitude of “don’t fix it ‘til its broke” rarely works.
By keeping your spine healthy before developing pain or disease, and maintaining a healthy spine
throughout your life, you will spend less time and money, preventing weeks, months or even years
Here are some tips for maintaining a Healthy Spine:
1. Chiropractic Care:
If you wish to maintain a healthy spine, first all chronic tension and interference must be
corrected. Once the spine is healthy and free of tension and interference, it is as simple as
getting adjusted 1 to 4 per month, depending on your individual needs. By doing this, you can
guarantee yourself a lifetime of optimum health and vitality.
2. Stress Reduction Strategies
There are many strategies to help reduce stress tension in the body and body, including meditating
and deep breathing. If you wish to explore I very effective strategy I utilize in my own life, check out
Self Discovery Techniques.
3. Healthy Nutrition
- Drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces of Filtered water every day.
- Read food labels and don’t eat anything which has ingredients that do not sound like food.
(i.e. monosodium glutamate, blue #6, anything bleached, etc.)
- Eat food in the following ratio: 75% or more Alkaline Foods – 25% or less Acid Foods.
Alkaline foods are fruits and veggies…Acid is everything else.
(Exceptions: Almonds, Millet and Salmon tend toward Alkaline…pomegranates are Acid fruits
4. Proper Sleep Posture
Sleep on your side or back…never on your belly. If on your side, a pillow between your knees and cradled
in your arms helps reduce pressure in your spine. If on your back, a pillow under your knees also reduces
spinal tension. Also, make sure your pillow is the right size. If on your back, your head should be slightly raised.
If on your side, your head should be level with your shoulders.
5. Basic Workspace Ergonomics
· Back of chair should have good lumbar support
· Seat height should be so that knees and hips are at 90 degree levels
· Computer monitor should be directly in front of you with the top of the monitor and or below eye level
· Desk height and chair height should be so that the elbows are 90 degree angles when typing, and hands, forearms and wrists in a straight line.
· Sit with head and neck in an upright position, even when on phone (no holding with cheek)
· When typing, keep shoulders relaxed and elbow close to body.
· Ample space between legs and desk
· Use a document holder next to monitor when typing.
Please give us a call and we would be happy to allow you to come in for a spinal check-up and
consultation with the doctor at a discounted rate. The doctor will sit down with you, listen to
your needs, do a complete spinal evaluation and recommend a plan which is best for you.
Don’t let your spine degenerate as your teeth, car engine or relationships do if you don’t
maintain them. Maintain your spine and reach your optimum health potential.
Let’s Never Find Out What We Have Prevented!