Posture: Are you energy efficient?

Roger Sperry, the 1981 Nobel Prize winner for brain research is quoted as saying that,

“Better than 90 percent of the energy output of the brain is used in relating to the physical body in its gravitational field. The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for thinking, metabolism and healing.” 

When the spine is subluxated or misaligned, not only are you using more brain power to remain upright, but there is a deterioration of the mental impulses that travel to all parts of the body, which can result in a lower quality of life and poor health.  This can best be described by what Doctors of Chiropractic refer to as the “Safety Pin Cycle.”
The better the spinal alignment, the better you function in all aspects of life and the better your internal energy efficiency is.  We all know the importance of regular brushing and having our teeth checked for decay, but statistics tell us that not enough of the population has their spine checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic for spinal dysfunction (subluxation).  Have your children been checked for interference to their optimum health potential?

What the Research has to say…

“Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.”
–American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4: 36-39

“The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy available for healing metabolism and thought.”
–Roger Sperry Ph.D. (Nobel Prize 1981)

“To Live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture”
–American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4: 36-39

“Posture and normal physiology and function are interrelated. Abnormal posture is evident in patients with chronic pain-related conditions including backache, headache, and stress-related illnesses.”
–American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4: 36-39

Testing at Our Office

One of the first tests that we perform at our office is balance symmetry.  In this test, we simply have the patient stand on a digitizing platform that weighs both the right and left sides (and front to back) of them and then compares the two – a weight shift of 3-pounds or greater to one side demonstrates postural dysfunction.  This weight shift can be due to problems with the arches of the feet, an anatomically short leg on one side, scoliosis and upper neck subluxations.

If you, your family or someone you know would like to be assessed for subluxation and weight shift asymmetry, call the office to set up a complimentary assessment.

Look at your posture . . . others do


Dr. Darryl Roundy

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