The spinal column acts as shock absorbers. Para spinal muscles and ligaments attached to the spine that give strength,movement and stability. The spine houses the spinal cord and spinal nerves that carry information to the entire body. The spine is a complex structure designed to move and is susceptible to dysfunction. When the spine becomes misaligned, it can affect the body in three ways.
1. Distort nerves message between the body and the brain.
2. Cause muscles tense, ache and pain, as nerves control muscles.
3. Affect the internal organs.
There are several key signs that your spine, or the supporting structures, may be out of alignment.
The Cervical Spine consists of 7 vertebrae with spinal nerves traveling to the face, ears, eyes, nose, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, neck/ shoulders muscles. Possible effects of malfunction are: headache, migraine, insomnia, over/under thyroid problems, fatigue, allergies, sinus, ear infection, stiff neck/shoulder, arm/hand stiffness, whiplash and trigeminal neuralgia.
The Thoracic Spine consists of 12 vertebrae with spinal nerves traveling to many of the internal organs, abdomen and large intestines. Possible effects of malfunction are: hyperactive organ function, , high blood pressure, breath difficulties, asthma, cough, abdominal cramp, colitis. Conditions affecting the following organs: heart, lungs, gall bladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas, adrenals, small intestines and lymph system.
The Lumbar Spine consists of 5 vertebrae with spinal nerves traveling to the lower back, legs, knees, ankles, feet,
uterus, ovaries, bladder, prostate gland and sex organs. Possible effects of malfunction are: sciatica, backache,
knees arthritis, hamstring/calf tightness, ankle/foot pain, irregular/painful periods, water retention and cellulite
The Sacrum and coccyx are the base where the spine rest, and are part of the pelvis. Pelvic misalignment can
cause changes along the entire spine and skeleton structure. Possible effects of malfunction are: backache,
knees pain, irregular/painful periods, water retention, cellulite build up, and endometriosis.
Signs of spinal misalignments:
Do you feel pain, tension or stiffness in your neck or back?
Do you have pain on one side of your body and not the other?
Are you able to get comfortable quickly when you go to bed?
Are you getting up in the night because of pain?
Is getting up from a sitting position difficult?
Are there things that you are no longer able to do?
Do you feel old beyond your years?
Do you have recurring infections?
Do you have period pain?
Are you easily winded (short of breath)?
Are you having headaches?
Are you easily fatigued?
Is your digestion sluggish?
If you’ve been suffering in pain for years, and you’ve tried everything else to find a solution, call us on 0208 780 0955,
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