Nerve Energy and Nerve Interference

If our nerve system IS LIKE a vast electrical network carrying signals (impulses and energy) from one place in our body to another…

If our skull and spine act LIKE the framework for this network…

We must ask ourselves…

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How well do we want our nerves to transmit important signals from our brain to our body, and from our body to our brain?

  1. ideally 100% of normal
  2. 60-80% or so is good enough
  3. 50% or less should do

(answer is at the bottom, please read and share)


Ever feel “unplugged” from your body’s electrical system? Maybe you should get checked for nerve interference. Maybe we all should!

 

First Of All, Is Nerve Interference Real?

One of the core principles of chiropractic is that spinal dysfunction irritates the nerves of the body… nerve irritation leads to nerve interference… nerve interference leads to a state of dis-ease that promotes disease (when we say spinal dysfunction, we mean errors in the normal movement or alignment of spinal bones). Sounds logical, right?

How Does Nerve Interference Occur?

Studies show that the weight of a dime is all the pressure it takes to decrease the function of a nerve by 60%. Studies also reveal that a 6% stretch of the nerve decreases its function by up to 70%. This tells us that it doesn’t take much pressure or pulling on the nerve to severely interfere with its ability to function properly or to transmit nerve energy to all the pieces and parts of the body below the brain.

Worse yet, only about 10% of the nerve can sense pain or alert the brain to the problem. The other 90% of the nerve is too busy sending signals to organs, muscles, glands, cells, etc. Basically, nerve interference can easily exist without any symptoms whatsoever (and yes, in kids and infants as well). Good news is… when the stretch or pressure is removed, the nerves return to normal firing.

Knowing this, should we all be getting routine checkups with a wellness based Doctor of Chiropractic? Why wouldn’t we?!!

Why Does This Matter?

Because trillions of nerve messages regularly flow through our nervous system to coordinate and control every function in our body! Uncoordinated or reduced nerve function over time results in a lowered state of health or dis-ease.

How Does Nerve Interference Occur?

Improper posture and poor joint function cause pressure within and stretching of the spinal cord and nerves. This dysfunction in posture and movement of the spine is what chiropractors call a subluxation. It can happen many ways, from slips and falls to rough housing as a kid, from playing sports and minor accidents to bad ergonomics and repetitive motions at work. The point is… every man, woman and child should at least be checked for subluxation and nerve interference.

What Does All This Mean?

It means that the 100+ year old concept of nerve interference postulated by the founders of chiropractic science is very real. It affects the health of millions every day (most of whom aren’t even aware of it). Chiropractic checkups are more important than we know. It certainly means that a well-cared for spine and nerve system is essential to maintaining bodily function and optimal health during our lifetime. 

So, Let’s Ask Ourselves…

Can chiropractic MINIMIZE nerve interference and thereby MAXIMIZE the flow of nerve energy throughout our body? And, is this something every man, woman and child can benefit from?

The Answer To The MAIN Question…

Of course we want our nerve signals and nerve energy to flow at or near 100% capacity. This is why we proactively go to the chiropractor to have BOTH our spine and our nerve system routinely checked, and adjusted or tuned-up as needed.  It just makes sense, right?!


Dr. Burns reveals the Circuit Breaker Analogy (wow!)

 

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Doctor Says “Get Your Legs Checked, Or Else!”

If you run, walk, jog, or hike more than a mile per week – this is important!

If you want to overcome (or avoid) pain in the foot, knee, hip or low back – this is important!

If you want to avoid a knee or hip replacement in the future… yep, you guessed it – this is important!

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Ever feel like one leg is shorter than the other?

According to research it is actually quite common. Some researchers say that nearly 80% of the population has one leg that is anatomically shorter than the other.

Many do not realize it as they have never been properly evaluated for short leg syndrome, also referred to as leg length inequality (LLI).

Sadly, like a cavity in a tooth that goes undetected, LLI can wreak havoc in our body.

Common complaints associated with LLI include:

  • Pain in the foot, ankle, knee, or hip
  • Low back pain
  • IT band syndrome
  • Leg muscle asymmetry/imbalance
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

These issues get worse with time, especially if we put heavy demands on our body via work and exercise.

WARNING: short leg syndrome is often missed or misdiagnosed by “experts” in the health and fitness industry.

Having a short leg is like having a front end alignment problem with your vehicle. It reduces performance of the vehicle. It produces excess wear and tire on the vehicle.

Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, or just someone that wants your body to work right and last longer… this is something we need to be on top of, right?

How do we know if we have it and what can we do about it?

Well known doctor explains more in this short video.

Important items from this video:

  • The one critical step to knowing if you have it or not?
  • The healthcare professional most qualified to assess you?
  • What can happen if you have it and do nothing about it?
  • How can leg length inequality be fixed or improved?

One last thing…

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I recommend that every child have a proper assessment like that mentioned in the video above. Whether a person has symptoms or not, they should know if they have LLI and what their options are before medication and surgery become their only option.

If you know someone that has any of the complaints listed above, please share this information with them today.

If you need help…

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The Chiropractor Versus The Dentist

The Dental Hygiene Analogy

Should we have been taught to go to a Chiropractor like we go to a Dentist?

  1. Yes
  2. No

The answer to the question is in the analogy…

Important details you might need:

  • Daily stress on our spine is like bacteria in a tooth
  • Spinal stress (injury or non-injury related) affects children as much as it affects adults
  • Spinal stress will cause premature decay of the joints, muscles, discs, and nerves
  • A Doctor of Chiropractic can find spinal stress like a Doctor of Dentistry can find a cavity
  • A healthy mouth and a healthy spine require a well designed hygiene routine
  • Without a spinal & dental hygiene routine, consequences are inevitable

Let’s think it through and ask ourselves the tough question…

Spinal stress is like bacteria in a tooth… spinal stress stems from bad posture, old injuries, slips and falls, rough housing and sports, poor work & school related ergonomics, etc… spinal stress creates excess pressure and chronic tension on important parts of our body… with all this being true and logical… why do so many of us neglect our spine by not having a spinal hygiene routine and refusing to go to a Chiropractor on a regular basis?

Let’s look at it from a different angle…

We were taught that if we don’t take care of our teeth, we will regret it later in life. This is why every man, woman, and child has a dental hygiene routine and sees a Doctor of Dentistry on a regular basis.

Maybe it is time for us to finally “get it” when it comes to spinal hygiene… every man, woman, and child should have a well designed spinal hygiene routine and proactively visit a Doctor of Chiropractic on a regular basis.

See how important the Dental Hygiene Analogy actually is? Can you see how important spinal hygiene is to maintaining health and preventing dysfunction or disease?

“We would be wise to keep our spine and nerve system well adjusted with chiropractic care. We would be wise to keep our spine ‘cavity-free’ for life.”

CONCLUSION:  The Dental Hygiene Analogy easily explains how not having a Chiropractor and a spinal hygiene routine can impact our future well-being. Is this not a great reason to keep our spine healthy with chiropractic? Is this not a good reason to help every man, woman, and child you know get under the care of a good wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic? We think so, and we hope you do too.

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Should we have been taught to go to a Chiropractor like we go to a Dentist?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Please tell everyone you know about what you just learned, okay?

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Managing Work-Related Stress And Tension

Do this regularly, and please share this info with others…

What if there were quick and simple things we all could do at work to counter balance the negative effects of our work?

Good news – there is!

We made 3 simple videos that are jam packed with some of our best advice.

Why Is Managing Work-Related Stress A Big Deal?

Work-related stress (our daily positions & movements) determines how we feel, how our body ages, and ultimately influences our health in a very BIG way.

These seemingly insignificant positions and movements pack tension and stress into our spine and our body. Like water on a rock… over time they will wear our body down, if not managed properly.

So, here is some valuable advice on how to better manage this form of stress.

Do This To Better Manage Upper Body Work-Related Stress

In addition to visiting a Chiropractor regularly, learning to manage work-related stress is one of the best things we can do for ourselves.

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We have helped countless individuals overcome all types of problems with advice like this.

We share this info freely with our community because we care. We hope you will pay it forward by sharing it freely with your friends and family.

Together, we can create better bodies and better futures.

Do This To Better Manage Lower Body Work-Related Stress

Little habits done consistently will either make us or break us. Let’s minimize the bad ones and maximize the good ones, yes?

As Chiropractors, we see the ugly ramifications of unmanaged work related stress. People feeling sick and tired or sore and stiff all the time. Headaches, neck and back pain, numbness and tingling, extremity pain and stiffness, etc.

We are hear to tell you… it dosen’t have to be that way.

With the right help and advice, we all can get better and stay better.

This is our message of hope and inspiration. We hope you hear it loud and clear. We hope you spread this message far and wide.

BONUS VIDEO: How Our Habits Are Killing Us Slowly, And What We Can Do About It.

We don’t need more prescriptions. We need more doctors helping more people with advice like this, don’t you think?


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Should We All Be Concerned About Work-Related Stress And It’s Impact On Our Future?

Here is a terrible truth we simply cannot afford to ignore…

Work-related stress (our daily positions & movements) determines how we age and ultimately influences our health in a very BIG way.

So, the question here is… how can me minimize it’s impact on our day to day life, as well as it’s impact on our future well-being?

If we are smart and proactive, we will do quite well. But, if we are not… it may turn out to be our greatest regret. So, let’s do what we can to take better care of ourselves and each other.

The more we know the better, right?

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Some Say Work-Related Stress Is Worse Than Smoking, What Else Do We Need To Know?

“How we address work-related stress will either be our greatest victory or our greatest defeat. Let us help you be a winner in the battle for health and longevity.”

Does This REALLY Apply To Me?

Work related stress applies to all of us regardless of our job description. It applies to the stay at home parent, the cashier and bank teller, the manual laborer, and certainly anyone that works at a computer. The 2 main sources are:

  • prolonged sitting or standing
  • repetitive motions like twisting, reaching, lifting, bending, etc

Is It REALLY That Big Of A Deal?

Biomechanical stress (or physical stress) accumulates over time like bacteria in a tooth. In this case the physical stress settles into our muscles, joints, discs, ligaments, tendons and even our nerves.

If left unchecked and not cared for properly, we all know what happens with time. That’s right, things get progressively worse.

Signs & Symptoms of Work-Related Stress

  • Neck or back pain/stiffness
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Shoulder, hip, or hand pain
  • Chronic stiffness or discomfort
  • Sciatica and carpal tunnel
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Fatigue and/or anxiety

What Can I Do About It?

At the very least, find a good wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic that lives near you. They can do things for you and teach you things that nobody else can.

Need help finding a good Chiropractor in another state or country? Ask us for help.


If You Live In Colorado, We Can Help You…

We are 100% committed to taking care of our local community.

Our special Work-Related Stress Gift Certificate is by far the best opportunity we can offer the people in our community. It may be the best opportunity anyone will ever receive, which is why we ask you to share it freely with people you know or work with.

With it, comes the opportunity to properly address work-related stress before it gets too far out of control.

Simply click the Gift Certificate image below to claim  this opportunity while it is still available. You will be so glad you did!

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Neck Stretch For Work-Related Stress

All jobs and all forms of work produce neck tension. If left unchecked, things can get really bad with time.

You know the elderly individual in your family or neighborhood that cannot turn their head without turning their whole body? That could have been prevented if they did what we are about to show you.

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Do This Neck Stretch On A Regular Basis. It Will Help!

Do this regluarly (or daily).

You will be surprised by how good it feels!

No, this does not replace the need for a chiropractic adjustment. Yes, this should be done in between your visits to the chiropractor.

“Taking care of our neck is one of the most important things we can do. It’s even more important than brushing our teeth!”

Suggestions and Ideas:

  • Do Spinal Flow 4-7 days per week
  • Do not force any position or stretch
  • Time your breathing (exhale as you stretch)
  • Never stretch dehydrated
  • Consistency is key

Who Can We Share This With Right Now?

  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Coworkers
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If Work-Related Stress Is Worse Than Smoking, What Else Do We Need To Know?

“The muscle and joint problems that come from work-related stress in the neck is just the beginning. It’s the spinal nerve problems we need to worry about.”

Many of us are more stiff and sore than we would prefer to be. Many of us are allowing tension accumulation to fast track how our body is aging.

All of us would like to avoid a future of pain, immobility or even disability… right?

All of us want to stay loose, pain-free, and active for the rest of lives… right?

Good news! It is possible if we are smart and proactive when it comes to caring for our body.

With the right guidance and advice, it can be quick and easy.

We can do it!


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Low Back Stretch For Work-Related Stress

It appears as if all types of work take a toll on our lower spine and body. From being a stay at home parent to being a 9-5 desk jockey (sitting or standing), we all can benefit from being proactive.

If we want to move well, feel well, and age well… what follows is super valuable advice!

Please enjoy these 2 videos and share this page with others.

Try Doing This Low Back Stretch On A Regular Basis. It Will Help!

Do this regularly (or daily).

You might be surprised by how good it feels!

No, this does not replace a chiropractic adjustment. Yes, this should be done in between your visits to the chiropractor.

“If we don’t take time to take care of our body now, we will surely regret it later in life.”

Suggestions and Ideas:

  • Do Spinal Flow 4-7 days per week
  • Do not force any position or stretch
  • Time your breathing (exhale as you stretch)
  • Never stretch dehydrated
  • Consistency is key

Who Can We Share This With Right Now?

  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Coworkers
  • Church members

Sharing is caring. Together we can improve our family & community


They Say Work-Related Stress Is Worse Than Smoking, What Else Do We Need To Know?

“Our habits define our health and our future. Let’s take control of both by taking control of our habits.”

Many of us are more stiff and sore than we would prefer to be. Many of us are allowing tension accumulation to fast track how our body is aging.

All of us would like to avoid a future of pain, immobility or even disability… right?

All of us want to stay loose, pain-free, and active as we age… right?

Good news! It is possible if we are smart and proactive when it comes to caring for our spine and our body.

With the right guidance and advice, it can be quick and easy.

We can do it!


Recommended Links & Videos

Special Offer For Chiropractic & FREE Massage

Top 7 Tips For Finding The BEST Chiropractor Near You

Neck Stretch For Work-Related Stress

 

 

 

 

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Chiropractor Says Hugs Are Healthy & Helpful

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Hugging is definitely a powerful way to improve anyone’s day, especially when done a certain way. More on that in a moment.

But first, are you aware of just how much a hug can benefit you chemically and electrically?

Research shows that a good hug has many benefits for sickness, dis-ease, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and stress.

Here are 9 good reasons to hug more often:

  1. The act of hugging instinctually builds trust, safety and a sense of community. This helps encourage healthy communication and a sense of being connected with others.
  2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels. Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It helps with loneliness, isolation, or anger. Hugs are like a drug, but without side effects. In this case, addiction is encouraged.
  3. Holding a hug for an extended period of time can increase serotonin levels (another powerful neurotransmitter), thus elevating mood and creating a sense of well-being and happiness. It’s as if our internal pharmacy relies on hugs to keep the doors open.
  4. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum combined with the emotional charge of a hug can stimulate the solar plexus (a nerve bundle in the abdomen). This can stimulate the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells.
  5. Hugging can relax muscles and reduce tension by increasing circulation within soft tissues.
  6. Hugging boosts self-esteem and the ability to love thyself. All the attention and tactile stimulation we received though hugs as children leaves an imprint or memory within our nervous system. Hugging reminds us that we are important and worthy of love.
  7. Hugs balance out the nervous system. The galvanic skin response of giving and receiving a hug shows a a change in skin conductance. These changes suggest that a hug initiates a more relaxed, parasympathetic state within the nerve system.
  8. Hugs teach us that there is equal value to giving and receiving in life. Hugs remind us that love is meant to be given and received.
  9. Hugs are like a mini yoga or mediation session. They teach us to be present and in the moment. They remind us to be conscious of our heart, our feelings, our breath, and the moments that matter most in life.

As Chiropractors we advocate the importance of a healthy nervous system, which makes hugging a side effect free prescription for better health.

There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”

One last thing…

If only a proper hug will benefit us so greatly, what constitutes a proper hug?

Well, hugging someone like they have cuddies or as a mere courtesy will not do. It needs to be a full embrace with a sense of meaning and intention.

Just commit to it. You deserve it. So do they.


On a personal note…

As a loving husband, I get plenty of hugs from my beautiful wife every single day. But, after writing this article I am inclined to double my dosage.

Truth is, the most important part of my day for the last several years is the hug we have upon delivery of the coffee to her bedside. Apparently, I innately knew that this is the best way to start the day.

Now, we just have a few other reasons to keep doing it forever and ever, Amen?

written by Dr. Craig Burns, DC

Should Children Receive Chiropractic?

Why Should Children Receive Chiropractic?

There are many reasons why children receive chiropractic care. Many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth many parents have their newborns checked. Even so called ‘natural’ birthing methods can stress a developing spine. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal misalignments can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions can often be traced to nerve system dysfunction.

In the infant, learning to hold up the head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment and are important times to have a child checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As the child grows and begins to participate in regular childhood activities like skating or riding a bike, small yet significant spinal misalignments (subluxations) may occur. If neglected, the injuries during this period of rapid growth may lead to more serious problems later in life. Subtle traumas will affect the future development of the spine leading to impaired nervous system function. Any interference to the vital nerve system will adversely affect the body’s ability to function at its best.

Why Are Parents Taking Their Children To The Chiropractor?

One of the most common reasons a parent seeks care for their child is trauma; a fall or an injury of some sort. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.

Another sought out reason for care is the resolution of a particular symptom or condition. Parents seek care for conditions such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies and headaches because they have heard from other parents that chiropractic care helps.

It is important to understand that the doctor of chiropractic does not diagnose or treat conditions or diseases. The expertise of the chiropractor is in checking the child’s spine for misalignments that impair overall body function. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae house and protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain and carries information from the brain to the body parts and back to the brain again.

Subluxations interfere with the nerves’ ability to transmit vital information throughout the body.

The nerve system controls and coordinates the function of all the systems in the body: circulatory, respiratory, digestive, hormonal, eliminative and immune system. Any aspect of health may be impaired by nerve interference. The chiropractic adjustment restores nerve system function allowing the body’s ability to express a greater state of health and well-being.

Is Chiropractic For Kids Safe, Gentle and Necessary?

The doctor of chiropractic will evaluate a child in a different manner than a medical doctor. They will perform a detailed evaluation to determine if spinal subluxations exist. Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to fit a child’s size, weight, and unique spinal condition. They are both gentle and specific to the child’s developing spinal structures. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and look forward to subsequent visits.

Lastly, the ideal reason for a parent to take their child to a chiropractor is to enhance their ability to function in a greater state of health, to grow and develop optimally. This type of parent would consider it not only beneficial for their child, but essential to helping them be at their best. If you have family members that do not live locally, we can help you find a doctor of chiropractic near them who is dedicated to serving children with the utmost of care, like we do. Your family deserves to experience the many benefits of chiropractic care. Please, let us help you do just that.

And, please help us tell others!

Turn The Power On

How Can We “Turn The Power On” In Our Body, And Keep It On For The Rest Of Our Lives?

This poster actually says a lot about how our body works, don’t you think? Have you ever thought about how nerve energy runs our body or how it influences our state of health and happiness?

Sadly, most of us were never taught this. Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn more about a big idea like this and use it to our advantage.

What Is The Short & Simple Explanation?

Our body is an electrical system… nerve energy is what regulates bodily function… it flows from our brain down to our body through our spinal column… it flows through channels formed by the bones out to organs, glands and muscles… it supplies everything with much needed energy and information.

With that being said, the two most important questions we would want answers to is:

What happens if the flow of nerve energy becomes compromised?

  • Abnormal function and dis-ease
What can happen if restore or maintain the flow of nerve energy?
  • Proper function and health

What Is The Short & Simple Conclusion?

Let’s keep the electricity flowing properly through our spine and keep the “lights on” to all the pieces and parts that those nerves go to.

Let’s keep our POWER ON with chiropractic.

This is just what smart, health conscious people know and do nowadays.

Would you agree?

Real World Examples Of This Principle?

It may be you or it may be someone you know… but, if it looks or feels like the power is not on… please know that there is hope. Find a good wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic. They can do things for us and teach us things that nobody else can.