In today’s world there is a gidget for every gadget and all have an instructional manual to help us understand all the warning lights and alarms that have been created to help you understand if your gadget is functioning properly. The manual also comes with the clause that if we maintain it at a high level our items will last for as they say “the lifetime of the product”.
What About Our Bodies Operating System?
When it comes to our health and bodies operating system we have evolved into a disposable society.
We’re lucky if our television lasts 10 years. Same with cars. Computers? Two or three years, tops! We grumble every time we need an upgrade, but the truth is, we would rather have an iPhone 6 than a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.
Unlike mechanical devices, some say our amazing bodies are one of the best designed machines that are equipped with advanced warning signals and profound survival strategies that are able to self maintain and repair. With proper care some say we are designed to last 120 years… or possibly even longer.
First the Bells and Whistles
To achieve this feat, our bodies are equipped with great warning signals and survival strategies that can be observed by our best sensors – our five or possibly sixth sense.
Here are just a few examples:
Runny nose? Survival strategy.
Extra mucus production enhances immune system function, helping to fend off cold and flu bugs.
Butterflies in your stomach? Survival strategy.
Warns you of an imagined impending physical or emotional threat.
Bleeding from a cut? Survival strategy.
Blood contact with the air invokes the body’s clotting response.
Gas? Survival strategy.
Remove toxic food from the digestive tract as quickly as possible.
Vomiting? Survival strategy.
Remove toxic food from the digestive tract even more quickly!
Pain? Survival strategy.
Our body’s on-board early warning system tells us we need to make a change.
The Mother Board of Connection
On a quick glance you are able to see the individual actions or reactions that create this process, but when you consider how many survival strategies our bodies use, you are able to see the importance of the master of the entire system – your nervous system which orchestrates the whole show.
The Best Maintenance – Chiropractic Care
There are 24 movable bones in your spine that are designed to protect your spinal cord, motherboard of your nervous system, and the nerves of the spine while at the same time allowing you to have the freedom of normal movement: twisting, turning, flexing and extending. The spinal nerves exit from the spine in pairs, one on each side. Inside of the spinal column the nerves are connected to the spinal cord in a very organized way. Each segment or level of the spinal cord where a nerve connects services specific organs and tissues of your body. When a nerve opening is blocked or obstructed, even slightly, your brain can not do its job of controlling and regulating the functions of your body properly.
Chiropractic care is a natural way to restore and maintain the normal function of your spine and nervous system. Chiropractors regularly help patients to recover from health concerns that on the surface appear unrelated to a problem in their spine, for instance as one of the alarms or warning signals . Their specialty is to restore, recover and maintain spinal function which helps nervous system function which leads to improved health and in the long run optimal health for your entire operating system.
Call Today for Your Check Up! Isn’t your health well worth the investment?
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam