To enjoy optimum physical and emotional well being, our bodies have to be working properly. They need to have a nerve supply that can relay impulses from the brain to every organ and cell (and back again) without interference.
If anything interferes with this nerve supply, we can experience a variety of responses including pain, stiffness, a specific illness, reduced immune response, or improper functions of different systems i.e.: digestive or respiratory systems.
The largest form of nerve interference is called vertebral subluxation, which are small displacements of the bones in your spine. Nerves branching off the spinal cord from the brain pass through small openings between these bones, which flow to the whole body.
When the bones are out of their normal position (vertebral subluxation) the flow of nerve energy is disrupted.
Here are 4 ways to see if you or members of your family have vertebral subluxations.
For these tests, you will need to stand in front of a mirror or have a partner examine you. Do not attempt to correct your posture just examine it.
TEST 1: Ears – Draw an imaginary line horizontally through the bottom of your ears. If one is lower than the other your spine is out of balance.
TEST 2: Shoulders – Draw an imaginary line horizontally across the top of your shoulders. If one is lower than the other your spine is out of balance.
TEST 3: Hips – Draw an imaginary line horizontally across the top of your hips. If one is lower than the other your spine is out of balance.
TEST 4: Midline – draw an imaginary line from half way between your feet through the center of your pelvis. Have this line extend straight up through your head. If your head is off to the right or left of this line your spine is out of balance.
If you tested positive to any of these tests you should see your Doctor of Chiropractic as soon as possible for an examination.