Ever Hear Of A Spine Transplant?
Have you ever heard of a spinal transplant? The answer should and will be NO. However, our society consistently leans toward that kind of answer. Let’s cut, snip, stab, and basically remove, fuse or bolt together anything that is not doing what it should be. Once something wears out or is no longer working like it did when we were 18, we automatically lean toward replacing it. We live in a one and done type world. What happened to the art of maintaining and taking care what you have? Now enter the words… hard work.
Why Are The Spinal Bones So Important?
The spinal bones not only protect your spinal cord but they also have just enough space between them to allow two nerves to exit out to each side of your body. These nerves control, coordinate and transmit messages to the rest of your body so it can accomplish EVERY action in your daily life. That means every tissue cell in your body is controlled by your nerves through your spinal cord from the BRAIN! Henry Winsor, M.D. said it best to understand the importance of spinal health – “Organs supplied by impinged nerves exhibit pathological changes and the more serious the impingement the more serious the damage.” What’s the takeaway from this statement? You are able to objectively judge someone’s health based on their spinal structure and integrity of their curves. Healthy spine = healthy central nerve system = healthy body.
Will My Spine Wear Out?
What happens when you neglect your teeth? Eventually you will lose what you do not take care of. With the bones of the spine you are not going to “lose” them and they won’t fall out like your teeth. What will happen is the disc spacing in-between the vertebrae will become less than it was. Even with a healthy spine the disc spacing is going to wear down. That is NORMAL wear and tear in a human body. The spine will even lose a couple inches. It’s inevitable. It’s the way we are designed. However, when spine health is NEGLECTED spine DEGENERATIVE changes occur. Degeneration is NOT normal. With degeneration, your spine will begin to wear out at an exceedingly faster pace. This means your health begins to wear out at a faster pace. Take care of your spine. It’s the only health you have.