Three Stressors that cause Subluxation
First of all, a subluxation is when a joint in the spine is not moving properly and effects the nerve that is exiting between the spinal bones. That's the basic way movement can effect nerve function. The bones of your back are like an armour for the very delicate nerves that exit between them. When the bones don't move properly they can irritate the nerves. A properly function nervous system is critical for health. Any type of stress can cause subluxations in the spine. The subluxation, in turn, causes health problems. That's one of the links between the stressor and the disease.
The three stessors are environmental stress, emotional stress and physical stress. Some common environmental stessors to avoid are:
- vinyl (siding and windows)-chemical based paints
- perfumes/hair products
- antibacterial soap
- particle board
- attached garages
- poor ventilation
- chemical deodorizers/cleaners
- plastic food containers
- fire retradants
- tracking chemicals into your house on your shoes
Next week we'll talk about some better choices for your diet.
Yours in Health, Dr. D.