The Picture of Health
Now that the New Year has officially been rung in, it’s time to more clearly define just what “getting healthy” should mean to you. The first thing that likely comes to mind is weight loss, diet, or exercise; what most people don’t consider is that none of these are at the core of your health. The most important system in the body is the brain, and the way your brain talks to the rest of your body: your nervous system. Think about it: without a functioning central nervous system, housed and protected by your spine, your body’s involuntary functions like your heart, lungs, and digestion would stop occurring automatically.
Knowing this, it should be top priority to get your spine checked by a specialist just like you would with your eyes, teeth, or any other integral part of your body. When your spine is out of alignment, your brain’s ability to communicate to the rest of your body is impaired, and any number of aspects of your life may be affected — such as your sleep, digestion, migraines, even hand-eye co-ordination. Luckily, spinal adjustments performed by a chiropractic professional, in as few as 12 visits according to studies by the NIH, can make a major difference in the health of your spine and the nerves inside and therefore in your quality of life. Start this year off right by taking care of the most important system in your body, and get yourself and your loved ones checked today.
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. He practices with his wife and operates True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. For more info, call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.