I have said again and again that the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. This fundamental fact cannot be stated enough. The effects of poor posture placing stress and strain on the nervous system can be very far reaching. Poor posture weakens our overall structure, leading to weakening of the nerves that supply vital information to our organs and this reduction in good nerve health can result in overall poor organ health.
Do you suffer from digestive problems? Have you found foods that “don’t agree with you?” Do you find yourself using laxatives and other digestion enhancers because your bowels do not function the way they should? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the problem may not just be in your gut but also in your spine!
Abnormal posture can reduce the amount of information and signal strength that is sent to the organs that are necessary for digestion. We know that weakness of the muscles that attach the ribs to the pelvis can interfere with good digestion. These muscles are also affected by poor posture. Poor posture can cause weakness of the abdominal musculature and these muscles are also involved in good digestive function. Everything is connected and everything is controlled by the nervous system that is housed within the spinal column. If there are postural abnormalities in the areas that are trying to send information to the digestive organs, they may not function as expected.
The problem arises when these postural distortions are present without pain. Many people realize that pain in an indication that there is something wrong and needs to be addressed. However, many postural distortions that are present don’t necessarily have to cause pain. This is why it is so important to have a thorough postural and structural evaluation. Preventing the problem before it arises is key to keeping your digestive and overall health optimal.
If you are suffering from health conditions that are preventing normal weight loss, normal digestive function, or if you are suffering from a condition that does not appear to have a cause, maybe we can help! Please don’t delay, contact us today to see if you are a candidate for our postural and structural rehabilitation protocols.
Dr. Jason W. Haas