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Is it a back problem or a brain problem?


In this video we talk about vertebral subluxations and their damaging effects.


In the last video we explained that the spine is the engine that powers the brain and how its alignment and movement is essential for proper brain development.  We also explained that our ability to resist the gravitational field was fundamental in the evolution of the human brain.


What happens if we lose the alignment and mobility of the spine?  Essentially, the brain depends on stimuli to function well.  Just as a muscle works on the law of “use it or lose it”, if it is not stimulated, the proper functioning of the brain is diminished, and its neural networks atrophy.


We see this especially in the frontal lobes, or the human part of the brain.  The frontal lobes function as brakes, that is, they inhibit or dampen the more primitive centers.  Mainly, they inhibit 3 categories of functions.  They inhibit the flexor muscles in order to keep us upright. They inhibit the fight / flight response and its effects on the cardiorespiratory, digestive, immune and reproductive systems, and finally they inhibit the limbic system or the emotional, impulsive part of the brain.


As we talked about in the last video, we are not born with this inhibitory function, it is developed as the neural networks grow and interconnect.  This process is the reverse of aging, where we lose functioning of the frontal lobes and as a consequence we see a hunched posture, more organic or systemic problems, dementia and emotional reactivity.  But we’ll talk more about this in another video.


In the next video we are going to discuss how a back problem, and consequently a brain problem, can cause postural issues, and how this leads to aches, pains and musculoskeletal conditions.


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