Anti-Aging: Studies Prove Nerve Pressure Leads to Diseased Organs
Several medical studies have proven that nerve pressure caused by spinal misalignment leads to diseased organs. Here you'll read a factual study explaining in simple terms why continuous chiropractic care and spinal alignment is so important to fundamental health.
A study done at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine by Dr. Henry Windsor, MD had some surprising findings. Dr. Windsor performed autopsies on over 50 people who had passed away of natural causes. His findings demonstrated that diseased internal organs were the result of spinal nerve pressure. The organs looked at included heart, lungs, kidneys and the GI tract. Dr. Windsor was able to prove his hypothesis of nerve pressure having a significant negative affect on the functionality of said organs by tracing the nerves from the compromised organs back to the spine and finding spinal misalignment (subluxation) where those nerves connect was present 95% of the time.
To bring this point home even further, Dr. Irvin Korr, an osteopathic researcher, and Dr. Chung Ha Suh, a medical researcher, have performed multiple studies that validated this same conclusion that nerve pressure causes disease to the organs that those nerves supply.
Nerve pressure and impaired function
We cannot emphasize enough how important chiropractic care is. If you have any nerve pressure on the nerves exiting your spinal column, the organs that those nerves connect to can become diseased if left unchecked over time. Nerve pressure can be very slight in most cases, but that slight pressure reduces the efficiency of that impaired nerve greatly, therefore affecting the organs connected to it.
Besides consistent chiropractic care, there are simple ways that you can support maintaining your spinal alignment. Take a look a the following, make a few changes and get in to be seen regularly for your health and wellness.
When lying on your side in bed, use one pillow between your knees and one under your head to keep your spine aligned. As a bonus, this may even be more comfortable for you!
When lying on your back in bed, use one or two pillows under your knees and one under your head. Make sure the pillow under your head is rated for back sleep - some can be too thin or too thick, so get a pillow specifically created for back sleepers.
Don't forget to exercise:
Exercising your core to strengthen your abs and back muscles also supports maintaining your consistent spinal alignment. Try some beginner friendly core exercises and make sure to modify them for your comfort levels. Many can be done while sitting on an exercise ball or even an office chair.
Your shoes support your spine:
Make sure you're wearing supportive footwear. Your feet positioning greatly affect your spinal alignment, so look for shoes with comfortable soles and go out for a nice walk to strengthen leg and lower back muscles.
Practice good sitting health:
We all sit more than we should, so make a limit on total sitting time. When you do choose to sit, practice good posture or try sitting on an exercise ball. If you sit at work, consider a desk that allows you stand and to sit while performing office tasks.
Remember that your health is your most important asset. Do your best to stay aligned, comfortable and happy. Give us a call if you have any questions about the above suggestions or to schedule routine care - 408-984-7444.
For your good health,
Richard F. Gringeri, DC