The Chiropractic Advantage

By Stacy Larsen, D.C.

“What makes us human is the millisecond between stimulus and response.” Steven Covey, Principled-Centered Leadership

It’s great to be a human being. It is wonderful to be able to choose how you respond to what is going on around you. That is the essence of being alive. What is even more inspiring is that you can make a more complete decision or choice with an adjusted nervous system. This is the chiropractic advantage. Every physical and emotional experience of your life is integrated through your nervous system.

Think of your nervous system as your “glasses” to what is going on in and around you. It also processes this information and produces a response to what it sees. The production of the response is the millisecond that Steven Covey was referring to in his quote. The key is to make the response as whole as possible.

If those glasses are clean and you get a clear picture of what is going on around you, your response will be healthier and more complete. For example, have you ever been driving on one of the first days of spring when the snow is really melting? If you have plenty of windshield washer fluid, you can see what is happening in traffic. It keeps you safe, it allows you to see if there is a pedestrian waiting to cross in front of you or if there is someone driving erratically.

Now, have you ever run out of washer fluid on just such a day? That is a very different experience. You might be able to see out one corner of the windshield, straining to make sure the color of the traffic light or how close you are to the person in front of you. You are the one who ends up driving erratically. The same thing can happen to you and your body.

Your spine contains the most important parts of your nervous system. The spine can be of great help or can interfere with your nervous system. When the spine is healthy your body can formulate a more complete response to what is going on around you. Your windshield washer fluid is full. If the spine puts tension or interference on it, it mucks up your ability to give your best possible response. Your windshield is a mess. Just how close is that car in front of you?

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