Neck pain, back pain, and headaches typically jump into the minds of most people when they hear the word Chiropractic because a proven, scientifically based connection exists between improved spinal health and relief from pain and discomfort. The benefits of nervous system care do not stop with those initial conditions. Chiropractic also provides a safe and natural way to improve many other aspects of health and human performance. Sleep dysfunction, cardiovascular health, and digestive conditions experience marked improvement through proper nervous system care.

October comes hand in hand with a change in weather, falling leaves, and the initial feelings of the holiday season. Millions of people also associate October with the color pink and breast cancer awareness. The breast cancer awareness campaign began in the early 1990s and grew to a nationwide month of reflection and support for those impacted by this terrible disease. The universal issue with a growing awareness begins with an understanding that breast cancer cases continue to skyrocket with each passing decade. Athletes wear pink apparel and communities host fund raising efforts for research and hospitals but neither prevents the growing number of women battling the fight of a lifetime against cancer. Doctors and campaigns accurately advocate for early testing and detection in hopes of combating the disease at its earliest stages and administering appropriate treatment. But early detection differs greatly from a campaign for breast cancer prevention.

The body maintains the most highly evolved laboratory and features massive capability to fight cancer and prevent the advanced formation of many diseases. Real prevention comes from improving function inside the body so that the environment builds a better defense against the formation of cancer cells.  Some of the best research in the world proved that 95% of cancers do not originate through genetics. Scientific studies determined that lifestyle affects cancer, including breast cancer, formation more than any other cancerous building block. The most powerful form of immunity consists of a defense system rooted in proper nutrition, exercise, and emotional health. The internal command system of cancer defense exists in the spine and biomechanical hub found in the nervous system. Research proves that a healthy nervous system improves immune function and overall bodily health.

A Chiropractor helps align the spine and posture, so the brain appropriately communicates with all parts of the body. Research shows that slightly abnormal alignment and movement of vertebrae lowers immunity. An intimate relationship exists between the spine and central nervous system. Misaligned or improperly moving vertebrae create a stress response in the body. The immune system responds negatively by decreasing in productivity and function. Chiropractors proactively relieve small spinal misalignments called subluxations. Most people do not feel spinal misalignments until pain and disease set in, similar to the manifestation of a cavity or high blood pressure. Chiropractic care provides proactive health care through gentle adjustments that seek to prevent sickness, cancer, and disease by allowing the body to maintain a state of optimal function and optimal immunity. Breast cancer presents a serious threat to women’s health. Awareness provides a much needed call to attention for the entire populace and those women fighting difficult battles against a horrible disease. Women also need to know that a proactive solution exists that empowers their bodily defense against the formation of cancer masses. The implementation of healthy lifestyle choices also plays a significant role in breast cancer prevention. Regular Chiropractic care provides a crucial assist to the immune system by reducing stress on the spine and nervous system to help women across the globe begin decreasing the number of breast cancer battles being fought each year.


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