Good Posture....
All your life, you have been told to "stand up straight...watch your posture."  Hopefully, you have taken that advice. You will look better AND have more energy if you do.
Actually, there is much more to posture than most people realize. Your posture is the position of your ligaments, muscles, and spinal bones, and the condition they are in. Your spine is the MOST IMPORTANT factor affecting your posture. In order to have the best possible posture (and health), your spine has to be in the best possible condition.

...Equals Good Health!
That means that from a back view, your spine should be perfectly straight, with each of the 24 spinal bones stacked precisely on top of each other.  Looking at the spine from the side, you should see three curves, each having a 60 degree arc.  It's been observed in nature, engineering, physics and geometry that a 60 degree arch offers the strongest defense against the destructive forces of gravity and motion.
What is Vertebral Subluxation?
When emotional, chemical, or physical stress is experienced, your body's inner wisdom strives to adapt and change so its defense mechanisms can maintain a high level of resistance.
However, when such stress overwhelms your body's natural defenses, it can cause your spinal bones to shift. That can result in an abnormal or "out of balance" structure. The bones are said to be "subluxated."
Any spinal imbalance, where one or more bones have shifted out of position, will cause areas of the spinal column to work harder in order to compensate for the area that is out of balance.

There are 24 spinal bones, called vertebrae.  The spinal exit the spinal cord between each  vertebrae.  The nerves transport messages from the brain to all organs, tissues and cells in the body. When the vertebrae are subluxated, the nerve passageway is blocked, and the life energy flowing through the nerve can be choked off.  This interferes with your body's innate healing ability and lowers your resistance.
If this condition is not corrected, your organs and glands cannot function properly and this can create abnormal body chemistry, disease, and accelerated deterioration - even early death!
Vetebral subluxation is commonly referred to as "The Silent Killer", because there are usually no early warning symptoms.

Optimal Functioning Spine and Nervous System Equals Optimal Functioning Health
Chiropractic care is the art of gently removing the damaging pressure put on the nervous system by a misaligned spinal column. Using precision spinal adjustments, the Doctor of Chiropractic will regularly check and recheck your posture and other physical signs that would indicate any spinal imbalance and nervous systems dysfunction.  These painless and accurate adjustments will enhance your healing ability, performance, and resistance.
LOWER RESISTANCE is the number one cause of all physical breakdown, and VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION is a major cause of lower resistance in the body. It's no wonder the accumulative effects of gravity, motion, and daily stress can lead to illness and disease through the damaging results of subluxation and NEUROLOGICAL DISTRESS.
Learn to appreciate your body and the life force within that controls all functions. There is no greater miracle in the nature than the body's ability to heal itself. Encyclopedias are filed with knowledge on the human body and yet they can only scratch the surface of what your body will do in a peak state of health.

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