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Subluxation's Impact on the Brain

What is Subluxation?

Subluxation: Improper spinal segment function (movement that is different from normal) and the resulting change in nerve function. Subluxations develop as a result of accumulated stress patterns.

The Sensory System

Nerve cells talk to each other based on the information received through the sensory system. This allows the brain to continuously adapt to our ever-changing environment (neural plasticity). Throughout our lives, our thoughts and behaviors lead to specific structural changes in the the brain. These adaptations are how we learn, remember, and recover from injuries.

Neurologists now know that when spinal segments do not move properly, that alterations occur in the brain for how it perceives and responds to all other sensory information. Your perceived reality is now different and your responses are now different.

How much different?

Small amounts at first, but it accumulates over time, just like the straw that broke the camel’s back. So our brain’s responses, rather than normalizing stress in a system, may increase the stress within a system. Less than ideal health will result.

So Much More

There is much more that I have not touched upon, such as the connections of the nervous system with the digestion, hormone and immune systems. Your pain and symptoms bring you to us, seeking relief. We can address that by restoring your natural ability to heal. That’s the tip of the iceberg. How far you go with your chiropractic care is your choice.

I look forward to partnering with you on your road to recovery.

Choose Health,

Dr. Tom

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