Gut Problems – How Your Health Begins From The Inside

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Gut Problems – How Your Health Begins From The Inside

Gut problems?  Understanding the gut is crucial in how are bodies are functioning.  Often we take for granted the imporance of the gut and how it reveals our bodies overall health and well-being.  What specifically are we talking about when referring to gut problems? The particular organs associated with the “gut” are the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.  These organs are broken down into three distinct parts of maintaining a healthy body.  The importance of maintaining the function of the gut is crucial to everything else in the body.  Why?  Because the central nerve system (CNS) controls, regultes, and coordinates every gut FUNCTION.  And most people do not associate gut problems with overall health.

Gut Problems Tell The Story Often Neglected

Healthy spine = healthy gut = healthy body.  The reason to use the gut as a picture of overall health is to understand the CNS first.  The brain sends messages down via the spinal cord and the nerves exit the spinal column and regulates the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.  When gut problems occur people think directly that the gut is faulty, not the area controlling it.  When the spine is misaligned it will lead to altered digestive function.  Simple.  Now, if you decide to eat week old scrambled eggs and have some gut problems, don’t blame the CNS.  Cause and effect will surely do.

The Gut/Core – Your Measuring Stick

A hot topic in our society is the brain-gut connection or leaky gut or anything associated with the gut.  Now, to be witty we have always understood that the brain controls the gut.  It is not some new scientific exploration.  The light-bulbs being turned on for people is the significance of the gut and how it is used as a measuring stick for our overall health.  Misalignments in the spine do not take days off.  Which means your health does not rest.  Being healthy is hard work, it all begins and ends with the central nerve system.  If your unsure about your current health status consider your gut and how it functions.  It will lead you back to the beginning.

 

 

Have You Ever Seen Electricity?

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Have You Ever Seen Electricity?

The most obvious answer to the question that we pose is no.  You have not seen electricity.  Electricity is much as a phenomenon such as gravity is.  Whether you believe it or not, it is happening.  How do we even know if electricity works.  For the same instance that a light bulb can be powered on and energy is produced, we must assume that something is working.  Electricity has many positive merits as well as one negative, with enough electricity surged through someone it can end life.

Your Body Is Electric

It’s electricity!  When understanding the human body and what chiropractic care is, it very easy to associate with electricity.  As chiropractor’s we know that the body is a self regulating and self healing organism.  All intelligence of the human is organized and controlled via the central nerve system (CNS).  The CNS coordinates and controls all aspects of life, and it begins from the inside – out.  Messages from the CNS are sent to every cell in the human body from electrical impulses.  The energy of a nerve transmission is always electrical in nature.  When a nerve is excited and produces energy the transmission is traveling at 350 feet per second.  That’s electric!

Stay Plugged In

Nerve cells are designed specifically to transmit messages from one cell to another.  They are keen on making sure everything is communicating properly.  During “Life” stress occurs.  This stress alters the firing capacity and can even limit what the body is capable of doing.  When a nerve is acted upon (pressure) it initially becomes overstimulated.  This stimulation directly affects how the body functions.  Improper firing of the nerves occurs, abnormal patterns are initiated, and your body enters into a protection mode.  Chiropractic keeps the body properly functioning and plugged in.  Something works a lot better when it is plugged in.  Same thing with your body.  If your body is not properly plugged into the brain, chaos begins.

 

What Does “My Back’s Out” Actually Mean?

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What Does “My Back’s Out” Actually Mean?

If you have ever heard someone say that “My back’s out”, what in actuality do you think that means?  In chiropractic schooling we have not been taught this meaning before.  This term “My back’s out” is something that our society uses to classify some sort of back ailment.  To answer the question, let’s look into what people are actually trying to make sense of.

 My Back’s Out To Dinner?

No, your back does not go out to dinner without you.  What are people actually feeling?  Enter the subluxation.  When a subluxtion is present within the spine for years and goes on unintended, it begins to manifest.  A subluxation is chronic irritation to a nerve fiber.  When a nerve becomes irritated the brain does not fully grasp what is going on inside the body.  The brain becomes disconnected and the body begins to suffer.  A subluxation creates different patterns within the body.  One doctor of chiropractic described a subluxation as creating a new inner reality of what we perceive as healthy.

Your Back Does Not Leave You

Your back cannot simply go “out.”  The cold hard truth is that what people actually begin to feel is often muscle imbalances.  When a subluxation exists for an extended period of time uncorrected the brain will create abnormal movement patterns.  These patterns are facilitated and controlled via an irritated nerve fiber.  Ask yourself, do you feel happy when you are irritated?  Most likely not, so imagine the distraught messages the nerve will be sending to the muscles when irritated for numerous years.  Chronic muscle spasms, knots, tension, and other characteristics of a subluxation will manifest superficially within your body.  Often, this is what people will begin to express as their “back going-out.”

Get “It” Back In

With regards to your back “going -out” the same can be said for your back “getting – in.”  When you do get adjusted your back does not simply go “back in.”  The noises that you hear after an adjustment is called a cavitation or often referred to as: popping, cracking, snapping, etc.  Instantly you can feel good after an adjustment due to hormones being released.  It takes time to fully retrain the central nerve system. Get your nerves checked and ask your chiropractor questions. #getchecked

Is Your Child Out Of Balance?

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Is  Your Child Out Of Balance?

Understanding your child is unique and specific towards each family.  Tendencies for one child will most likely be the complete opposite for the next child.  This can be said for personality and how our children are developing.  Common signs that your child needs to be checked though are specific towards the central nerve system.  Keep in mind these are “common,”  every child is different in how they express stress on the central nerve system.  Finding the balance of your child is what we do. For Instance:

  • Slow recovery from illness
  • Poor concentration
  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor sleep
  • Sensitive to gut problems

What Is IN Balance Mean?

When the central nerve system is properly connected to the body, the body does not express symptoms.  Remember the very first developed in utero is the brain and spinal column (central nerve system, CNS).  For the CNS made everything else in the body and controls it’s action till this day.  Being in balance is meaning being connected and functioning at optimal potential.  Without limitations.

  • What does slow recovery from illness mean?  If you do get sick…great.  Now, it’s time to adapt and get over it.  You should not be sick for an extended period of time nor should you be chronically sick.
  • Poor concentration.  Imagine if you body is disconnected.  This is the same concept as an animal that is being backed up into a corner.  The body will be more in tune making sure its getting by on a day to day basis.  Concentration is the least of concerns when the body is in fight mode.
  • Hyperactivity.  This builds off our previous statement of poor concentration.  Fight mode means more adrenal gland activity.  Which in turn will suppress “relaxing” hormones.
  • Poor sleep.  The last thing the body is ready to do when disconnected is rest.  It NEEDS to rest and relax.  It will enter into this phase of healing happily though.  The body just needs the right guidance.
  • Sensitive to gut problems.  The “new” theory of the “Brain-Gut connection.”  Guess what, the brain has always been connected to the gut.  The bodies wiring has not changed for some time (enter smiley face).  Constipation, re-flux, food sensitivity, and etc etc can all be linked to improper balance.

Get your children checked for possible verterbral subluxations withing the central nerve system.  To learn more about Gonstead chiropractic check our website.  www.kalispellchiropractic.com

 

Age Is Not A Disease – Why Chiropractic Works

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Age Is Not A Disease – Why Chiropractic Works

Age is not a disease.  Many new patients that begin chiropractic care and happen to be older present with numerous health problems.  The first response that is given to why this has happened is because they are “getting older.”  Our society deems that after a certain time of living everything is just completely lost.  Time for social security, AARP, pill consumption, and hospital visits.  This does not have to be the case.  Starting with a healthy body begins and ends with the inside.

The Age Of Research

It was also great to discover that after 12 weeks of chiropractic care the participants physical component of health-related quality of life had improved significantly (The Reality Check).  One of the biggest challenges we face as we age is using all of our senses together.  All your senses coordinate specific actions that the brain has to process and utilize to allow you to function.  As we age we understand that our processing is just a “little” slower than it was when we were in our twenties.  Now, it does not mean that our processing is not there though.  Multi-sensory processing is allowing the brain to coordinate proper function through specific movement of the spine.  The spine provides all nourishment to the brain to allow proper expression of health.

Age Is Beauty

Aging does not have to feared and loathed that health problems are right around the corner. Often health challenges comes with neglect that we perceive we are healthy because we “look” good on the outside.  So, age gracefully and plan on chiropractic to keep you going.  By adjusting a specific subluxation within the spine, the brain has complete awareness of what is going on.  A subluxation puts the blindfold over the brain.  Better to have awareness than to let the body guess on your health.

 

 

 

 

Ever Become Dis-Connected In A Phone Call?

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Ever Become Dis-connected In A Phone Call?

When talking on the phone and you immediately lose connection with the other person can become very frustrating.  Often times due to poor reception or maybe even hitting a wrong button.  Regardless of the reason why it happened, it is frustrating yet the same.  The worst case is when your talking and explaining a story for 10 minutes and there is nobody else on the line.  You were dis-connected the entire time without even knowing.  The same can be said for a subluxation.  A subluxation is dis-connected.  A subluxation does not all full power to the brain to body communication lines.

I Feel Like I Know When I Am Dis-connected

The age old adage “My back is outta whack” or “My back is out.”  Perfectly honest, I do not know what that means.  Now, we know that pain itself will be the last symptom that your body reports to the brain.  What people actually are trying to convey is that their muscles have been creating ABNORMAL movements to compensate for their subluxation.  Remember, nerves control the muscles.  When the muscles are overworking thus tension, spasm, knots are created.  A subluxation can go on for years without a body fully responding to it’s limitations.  Then after years of diconnect with he brain, enter the vocabulary “My back is outta whack.”

Get Connected Not Dis-connected

Long before the subluxation actually truly manifests you are losing full power to the area that the nerve supplies.  A subluxation is like a constant dimming of the lights.  Even though you can do everything you want with half power, your body is still not at full power.  Running on half power can only last for some time.  Specific chiropractic adjustments to areas of subluxations allow the body to re-boot.  An adjustment it like re-booting your computer and starting afresh again.  It allows the body to adapt and to heal to the dysfunction that has been present for some time.  You will always heal and adapt if you let your body do what it is supposed to do.

The Spine – Protecting Your Bodies Body Armor

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The Spine – Protecting Your Bodies Body Armor

The very first entity that is developed in the embryonic stage is the central nerve system (CNS).  This is the brain, spinal cord, and surrounding nerves.  The most important system within the entire body is the central nerve system.  For it builds, develops, and CREATES all other systems within the developing body.  Does this seem important to you?  You better believe it.  This is simply due to the fact that life would simply not exist without the CNS.  With the importance of the CNS it needs to be protected.  Enter the spine.  The spine has important roles to play.  The most obvious and distinct is to protect and provide body armor for your CNS.

The Spine Is “Outta Whack”

This verbiage is often utilized to describe something that is not really happening.  If the spine was really “outta whack” you would not be alive.  It’s just words that we like to describe some sort of pain or discomfort felt in the back region.  So, what really happens when the spine is neglected?  Subluxations occur.  Subluxations are what chiropractors are trained to locate and adjust specifically.  A subluxation creates a disconnect with the brain – body connection.  Think of the brain as the all seeing eye.  When a spinal bone/disc irritate a specific nerve fiber it creates dysfunction with what that nerve is supposed to be performing.  What is the nerve supposed to be doing?  Remember that nerve built, developed, and created all the other system in the body.  So, now it has to keep them operational.

Can I Get A New Spine

One subluxation will create havoc on the entire spine.  As a result of a subluxation the spine will create abnormal movement patterns to compensate.  Your spine needs to be freely movable and free of limitations.  Life is motion and motion is life.  Specific motion into a subluxation allows the brain – body connection to once again be established.  You only have one spine, so take care of it.  For taking care of your spine is ensuring your taking care of your health.

 

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What Is The Chiropractic Adjustment

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What is The Chiropractic Adjustment

What exactly is the chiropractic adjustment?  Many times new patients will ask this question about what exactly we are trying to achieve.  They think that we are going to snap, pop, crack, thump, explode or do something that involves loud noises to their spine.  When in fact a chiropractic adjustment is none of those.  Let’s face it, in reality if a chiropractor really “cracked” your neck…come on now.

Specificity Is Key With A Chiropractic Adjustment

Specificity is key when understanding the adjustment.  If there is no specificity to an adjustment being delivered, then it’s basically like a pill.  Everyone gets the same dose and you have to take it 2x a day.  What?  If chiropractic is not specific, it is nothing at all.  Start with x-ray analysis.  In order to truly “see” what is going on with someones health, utilize the x-ray.  What about children and pregnant mothers?  Obviously x-ray analysis is not performed in these situations.

What Do Chiropractors Even Adjust?

Subluxation’s.  A subluxation is when a spinal nerve has chronic irritation that becomes dysfunctional and changes the messages that the brain receives.  This is due to your bodies inability to adapt to a stress placed on it.   A subluxation inhibits the way the brain acts and interprets incoming and outgoing data.  The rest of the body as a result will be in an altered state as well to compensate.

Reconnecting After A Chiropractic Adjustment

When a specific subluxation is located, the adjustment must be precise.  The speed of the adjustment must be 200 milliseconds to deliver accurate results.  Just think of starting up an engine.  You do not crank nice and slow and hope for something to happen.  FAST!  With intent!  An adjustment is felt by the para-spinal muscles (muscles attached to the spine) which are connected via nerves.  After a specific adjustment the muscle spindles feed proper information back to the brain (via happy nerves).  Thus, reestablishing proper movement in the spine.  With proper movement, and adjusting a subluxation the spinal nerves restore natural patterns of input back to the brain.  Healing…adapting.

 

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts: Facts About The Spine

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts: 3 Facts About The Spine

The age old adage, “It’s what’s inside that counts.”  Powerful words to live by if you actually break the sentence down and live by it.  The healthiest people are the ones that understand health begins from the inside.  Specifically speaking the spine which houses the central nerve system.  For the sake of the blog we will be talking directly about the spine (spinal column, the vertebrae).  Not neglecting the importance of the central nerve system, just separating out the two distinct entities.

Fact 1: The Sole Importance Of Your Spine

The spine is also known as the spinal column, vertebral column, or even people say your back bone.  Whatever suits your fancy.  The first importance of the spine is to be a coat of armor for the most important thing in your entire body, the central nerve system.  The spine is made up of 24 collective bones.  Bones are hard and dense.  They serve to protect you and keep your central nerve system from harms way.

Fact 2:  It’s All About Curves

The spinal column is designed to have 3 curvatures within it when viewing somebody from the side view.  These curves act as giant shock absorbs for your constant wear and tear on the body.  When you look at someone face to face there the spinal column should be completely straight.  Gravity is constantly being applied to you everyday.  Having strong structural curves allows your body to adapt to the physical stress.

Fact 3:  Start Young When Addressing The Spine

Guess what?  Kids and chiropractic makes sense.  Did you know that children have approximately 33 vertebrae?  The word approximately is used loosely due to the fact that they are still growing.  These bones are constantly being formed and fused together. It is no secret to parents that health problems begin early in life.  Look at the physical stress a child endures during birth, learning to crawl, walk, run, dance, and live.  Look towards the spinal column to address ones overall health.

Looking For Self Maintaining Health?

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Looking For Self Maintaining Health?

What is true health?  Some people say that health is a life without symptoms.  Others relate health to merely the ability to do what you do without limitations.  Either way, health is hard-work.  In our culture we have a tendency to take prescriptions like they are going out of style.  Our country is over medicated and this doesn’t stop the rising toll of deaths from heart disease, cancer, and other sickness.  Self maintaining health begins and end without taking things externally.

How Does Maintaining Health Work

Maintaining health starts all the way at the beginning.  The very first entity that is developed in-utero is the central nerve system.  The brain and spinal cord are simply developed to begin building everything else.  Somewhere along the line of life we lose track of whats important.  We lose track of our health and perceive that a symptom is only manageable by taking medicine.  Get back to the central nerve system and realize it controls everything.

Understanding A Symptom

Typically when a symptom occurs people blame it on old age.  Well, that is one way to look at it.  Or, a symptom is your bodies way of trying to function at its best.  Think of a symptom like a vacuum that is plugged into the wall.  Imagine as you begin to stretch the limits of the cord and the plug starts to become disengaged.  The vacuum at times will begin to turn off and then back on.  The vacuum doesn’t quite know what to do without a complete power source.  Same as your body and a symptom.  Recognize the true cause is the power source, the central nerve system.

Get Back To Self Maintaining Health

Enter chiropractic care.  What is it?  Chiropractic care focuses specifically and solely on the patients central nerve system. It is the lease invasive form of actual “Health Care” in the world.  Simply due to the fact that no medicine is prescribed, no surgery performed, no supplements taken, and no lotions or potions applied.  Maintaining health starts with a healthy central nerve system.  With this intact everything else in life will flourish.