Today’s research study was done in 1921 by a medical doctor named Henry Winsor. The purpose of his research was to challenge the theory of chiropractic because the profession of chiropractic was gaining popularity. The medical community recognized that chiropractic could be used for back and neck pain but did not believe that interference to the central nervous system could affect health and wellbeing or organ function. Winsor performed 75 autopsies and found that 100% of the individuals had organ pathology in relation to the part of the spine being damaged with nerve interference. The results were: 9 cases of stomach disease all had spinal misalignments in the mid thoracic area between the shoulder blades, 26 cases of lung disease had spinal misalignments in the upper thoracic area slightly below the neck region, 13 cases of liver disease were associated with misalignments in the lower thoracic region, 5 cases of gallstone disease associated with lower thoracic region, 3 cases of pancreas disease associated with lower thoracic region, 11 cases of spleen/blood disease associated with spinal misalignments, 17 cases of kidney disease associated with spinal misalignment in the lower thoracic region, 8 cases of prostate and bladder disease from misalignment of the lumbar region, 2 cases of uterus conditions from misalignment of the second lumbar vertebrae, and 2 cases of thymus disease with misalignment in the lower neck and upper thoracic regions. This supports the theory proposed by chiropractors that if we have interference at the spinal level then the nerve that is involved in normal organ function will start to decrease transmission and cause disease and breakdown to occur to that organ over time. This is why it is vital to maintain a healthy spine and nervous system because it controls every organ in your body.
Our body runs on electricity. Billions of electrical signals are constantly flowing from the brain to organs, glands and cells. The 2 main components of this electrical system are the brain and spinal cord. This electrical system forms what is known as our Brain-Body Communication System.
This Brain-Body Communication System is delicate, complex and undoubtedly the most important system in our entire body. For this reason, it is primarily encased in bone, i.e. our skull and spine.
Everyone knows how life changing an injury or even mild damage to the skull can be. The same is true for the spine. Not only can an unhealthy or damaged spine cause pain, but it can ALSO produce nerve dysfunction.
The scary part is this…
Nerve dysfunction from a neglected, unhealthy spine CAN & OFTEN will exist without pain or symptoms.
An ugly, but accurate analogy for this phenomenon is CANCER. Cancer typically exists for months or years before symptoms begin to surface.
The same goes for cardiovascular disease.
To live a long, active and healthy life our Brain-Body Communication System MUST be operating properly & optimally.
There are many factors that can influence this, but one thing is for sure…
Symptoms or no symptoms… We MUST be certain that our spine is NOT producing dysfunction to the very thing it is designed to protect (our central nervous system).