3 Types of Stress that Cause Nerve Interference

Today I was talking with a practice member and they were saying that OUT OF NOWHERE, they were experiencing back pain. I explained to her that it is never out of nowhere. For many of us, we are accumulating stress and strain on our spine through daily physical, chemical , and mental emotional stress. Examples of each of these stresses are shown below.

Physical: sitting, bad sleep position, weak muscles, falls, injuries, repetitive strain.
Chemical: medications, environmental, and food chemicals
Mental/Emotional: Daily tension can affect our physiology by triggering chemical reactions and creating changes in our physiology.

It’s impossible to avoid stress! To be alive is to be under stress. The question becomes what do you DO with the stress? Does it make you stronger or weaker?
We are all unique individuals and the same stress which makes one person sick can be invigorating experience for another (distress vs. eustress). It’s not the stress but how our bodies respond to the stress that matters most in our overall health.

Imagine three dolls: one made of glass, one of plastic, and one of steel. If you were to strike each with a hammer, what would happen???

The glass one shatters.

This is similar to a person who CANNOT adapt to life’s stress. This person is the type who gets ill and/or dies as a result of increased stimulus in their life.

The plastic doll will scar.

This type of person is not deeply damaged but they are hurt. They will recover but never completely heal.

The steel doll rings with a pleasant tone.

This type of person adapts to stress quickly and thrives. The idea is this analogy is to think about what things help you to adapt to stress and be more of a steel drum. Do you deal with life better when you have a good night’s sleep? Eat good food? Take vacation? If you understand this concept, then you must be aware that your spine is VITAL in your ability to adapt.

Stop letting life work “your last nerve” and help yourself to adapt and respond to life appropriately by regularly getting adjustments to take the pressure off your spine. BE a steel drum and make great music in this world…

The Doctor Inside You!

Your body has an intelligence inside of it that has helped it to grow from two cells into the amazing, complex, dynamic being that you are today!  These two cells have created a body that:

  • Came complete with 100 billion brain neurons that can send impulses at lightening speed to every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body
  • Came complete with a very sophisticated nerve system that stretches for miles and stores over 100 trillion bits of information
  • Produces 8 million new red blood cells every second
  • Contains 100,000 genes with more than 50% designated to the structure and function of your nervous system

Your body has created the perfect amount of adrenaline, the exact right amounts of stomach acid and just enough insulin to keep you healthy.

But sometimes, it seems to us that the body is not smart.  It keeps not working the way we want it to.  Something is interfering with the body’s natural ability to heal, self regulate and mend.

Perhaps the years of physical, chemical and emotional demands that we place on our system have caused a “fuse to blow” and the natural healing ability of the body is now diminished.  Get your spine checked today and turn the switches back on so that your inner doctor can get back to work!