What can superman teach us about health? Before we get to that, if I were to aske you how important your brain and nervous system are in running the everyday operations of your body, what would you say?
My guess is you would say, “it’s important!” You may even understand that the function of this system is vital to both the quality and quantity of your life.
To appreciate the extend of the nervous system, let’s look at Christopher Reeves, the actor who played Superman. He fell from a horse and injured his spinal cord. The result? His brain could no longer talk to his body. The function of EVERYTHING diminished and eventually he lost his life to an infection that most people could have resisted.
He didn’t break his legs, but he could no longer walk. He didn’t break his lungs, but needed a respirator to breathe. He didn’t break his digestive tract, but required special enzymes to help digest food. What he did damage was the communication signal between his brain and the rest of his body.
Think about it as if your nerves carried the signal from your satellite dish to the box on your television. If there is some kind of blockage that interferes with the signal, what would you expect to see on your TV screen? With that in mind, what would you expect to happen if spinal segments shifted and created an obstruction of a nerve?
The fact is, your nervous system helps coordinate billions of cells in your body so they can interact in harmony to help your body express optimal function, health, and performance. When there is an obstruction to your master system, the result is less than optimal function and ultimately secondary conditions (migraines, sciatica, muscle tension, digestive problems, etc.)
Innately, people recognize that the connection between the brain and the body plays a key role in living an extraordinary life, but often fail to realize it needs to be cared for and safeguarded. Chiropractors who focus on NeuroStructural Correction have on objective – to optimize and maintain the integrity of the nervous system by restoring the spine to normal structure
At Keystone Chiropractic, our goal is to ensure that your body and brain are communicating properly.