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Strong Armour is No Substitute for Regular Maintenance

upper back painYour central nervous system (CNS)- your brain and spinal cord -needs to be protected because it controls and regulates every part of your body, including things you don’t voluntarily control (your heart, liver, and bowel function) as well as things you do control (like mustering your muscles to shovel snow or zoom in for a shot on goal).

The CNS is protected by its own natural armour, the skull and the vertebrae. Think of each of your vertebrae as a doughnut with a hole in the middle. Your spinal cord runs through these holes. Major nerves branch off at various points through gaps and holes in the sides of the “doughnuts” to all points of your body.

Your spinal cord is like a fire hose that feeds a network of garden hoses. The “water” travelling through this network is information, in the form of electrical impulses. Information is going both ways, to and from the brain.

But what happens when you step on a garden hose? The flow of water is restricted. So, what happens if your spinal cord or any of the major nerves that branch from it, are in some way restricted? If your spine is healthy and aligned as nature intended, there’s no problem. But if it isn’t, those holes and gaps may not be lined up anymore. That means your spine and/or major nerves are being compromised in some way by the bone meant to protect it. This misalignment can occur due to injury, poor posture, and the poor ergonomics of spending too many hours hunched over the computer keyboard, tablet, or phone.

Regular Chiropractic adjustments help keep your spinal cord’s armor aligned and strong so that your body functions optimally.

If you have any questions about the health or alignment of your spine or that of your loved ones, Dr. Erin McLaughlin and Dr. Pierre Paradis are here to help. If you live or work in Kanata and the surrounding area, contact us today or give us a call at (613) 831-9665.

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