“Nothing happens until something moves.” - Albert Einstein
Motion is life.
Movement is a vital nutrient to your body, just as much as water or oxygen.
It feeds the a part of the brain called the cerebellum, producing essential nutrient stimulation (called “proprioception”).
It’s also a foundational reason why chiropractors adjust the spine – to restore normal motion to joints, communication through nerves, and subsequently, coordination throughout your entire body.
When your spine is not moving adequately, it begins to decay and ultimately, becomes inflamed.
The spinal joints begin to send stress signals to the brain that can lead to stress hormones being released (not good, this accelerates aging, etc.).
This “motion “deficiency” results in a decrease in proprioceptive messages being sent to your brain.
This often leads to pain.
At Protective Chiropractic, our responsibility is to to look beneath the symptoms, and address what is causing your condition. To simply address the pain, is like cutting the heads off all the dandelions on your lawn, and hoping that the dandelions will never return. For some patients, that means a few weeks of adjustments – for more severe cases, it could mean months.
As we FINALLY begin our spring thaw here in Clifton Park, many of us know that an unstable foundation in our homes will only get worse due to the expansion and contraction of the ground. The same holds true with our spine. Due to life’s stresses, if your spine shifts and disrupts the delicate spinal nerve roots and spinal cord, it can create many different conditions or symptoms in the body. The reason why chiropractors call these “secondary conditions” is because they are a result of a “primary spinal shift,” or the underlying cause. The location of the spinal shift and where the nerves are being disrupted will give us an idea about your secondary conditions. Some of these include: