Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who started getting defensive? They couldn’t really hear what you were trying to say, right?
Have you ever been that person, too defensive to hear what was really being said?
We all have, right?
That same thing that happens between people also inside your body; when your body goes into protective defense, nervous system communication gets compromised, both through mechanical tension on the nerves (think about what happens when you turn the tuning peg on a guitar – nerves do the same thing!), and also through your joints sending *ALERT HELP SOMETHING WRONG* signals up to your brain, trying to protect the part of your body under threat.
Normally we just unwind from a threat response, no problem. But if that threat is overwhelming (ie, results in actual injury) or happens repeatedly over time (like slouching in your desk chair with bad ergonomics for 8 hours a day 5 days a week for years on end), your body cleverly decides that protective posture is actually the safest way to be, and glues the protection down with scar tissue between joints.
When this happens – body goes into protection, communication gets compromised, and scar tissue fixates the joints in place – we call that a subluxation in chiropractic. Your whole body is affected, spending energy on “just managing” instead of on *thriving.*
Chiropractic is the art and science of bringing the body back out of protection, and back into healing, growth, and thriving. By gently removing the fixations from the spine and restoring normal posture, the nervous system drops out of protection and begins to heal the whole body.