Our nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. The brain tells the body what to do by sending signals through the spinal cord and spinal nerves, so it is imperative to keep the nervous system working at optimal levels to ensure your body is working properly. This is where the spine comes in; the spine is what houses and protects both the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Sometimes the bones in the spine can move out of place and crowd the spinal nerves living between the bones. If there is any pressure on the spinal nerves, this diminishes the ability of the nerve to transmit the brain’s signals to the rest of the body. This is what chiropractors call a subluxation.
A 2011 study suggests that Chiropractic may have an even bigger impact on your body than one thought.
Chronic spinal pain can increase the brain activity responsible for stress reactions. The study showed that after receiving a chiropractic neck adjustment, patients had altered brain activity in the area responsible for processing pain and stress reaction. They also had significantly reduced cortisol levels, indicating decreased stress.
- Proof Chiropractic Lowers Stress, Raises Wellness
Author: Marissa Luck
A healthy spirituality can mean many things to many people but the common thread is a connection to ones inner core. being in tune with oneself can manifest positive health. When the physical body is not in alignment, the core can become misaligned. once your physical body becomes aligned your inner core will follow.
Dr. Shannon Kaufman is the owner of Holistic Chiropractic Center, PLLC and is passionate about promoting health and wellness through chiropractic. She believes when you give the body what it needs- a healthy balanced diet, a well-functioning nervous system, and a clear & present mind- you are capable of anything. She believes everybody has the ability to reach their full potential and wants to help you along your journey.
She graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA with her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. After graduating, Dr. Kaufman worked as an associate doctor at two different locations before starting her own practice at Holistic Chiropractic Center. She is excited to provide attentive care to those of the lower queen anne community and surrounding areas.
She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and loves to spend as much time as she can outdoors. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her wife Domonique and their two dogs, hiking, yoga and staying active with the Swedish community here in Seattle.
WHEN I FIRST VISTED THE CLINIC, I FELT WELCOMED. I HAD A LOT OF PAIN WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY LOWER BACK IN THE MORNING TIMES. AFTER A MONTH OF CARE, I FEEL MUCH IMPROVED. I AM PAIN FREE IN THE MORNINGS NOW. THANKS FOR YOUR DETAILS ON THE DIFFERENT STAGES FOR RECOVERY.
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