Three main factors can cause misalignments in the spine resulting in nerve interference: thoughts (stress), traumas, and toxins. Thoughts are the most common causes of spinal misalignments. People suffer from a range of emotional, relationship, and financial issues, and unfortunately they are not entirely escapable.
In the 1950s, Dr. Selye studied the effect of stress on the human body and presented his work to the world in the concept of the “General Adaptation Syndrome,” for which he won the 1964 Nobel Prize. This was a revolutionary concept of mental and physical illness and it was, at the time, acclaimed as the most important and far-reaching idea in the history of medicine: the idea that stress is the cause of all disease.
The longer we are under stress, the more our immune system is weakened. Stress releases a chemical called cortisol, which in excess can cause an array of problems.
One of the best ways to reduce stress is through chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors are trained to remove you from one of the most severe stressors of all: the subluxation (or nerve interference). Subluxation is common and can even be painless, but it can exacerbate physical and emotional stress. As chiropractors begin to remove these subluxations the body begins to heal and adapt to the environment instead of being stuck in the same chronic state. Many research studies have linked the chiropractic adjustment to increasing one’s state of well-being on an emotional level. Specifically the torque release technique has been linked to overall improvements in the state of one’s body.