Big bangs, denim jackets and yes…heavy metal rock ballads! This week I set the radio to a 1980’s station and the song “Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til’ it’s Gone” by Cinderella came on. Got me thinking about our health and how we REALLY don’t value it until it’s gone. If you are the PROACTIVE type, and are willing to take steps to PRESERVE health before it is gone, consider this.
#1 Poor posture is DIRECTLY RELATED to heart and lung disease. A ground-breaking study in 2004 published in the American Journal of Geriatrics found that individuals with forward head posture (misalignment of the neck) had a 44% higher risk of death than their peers with normal spinal alignment.
#2 90% of INFANTS and CHILDREN were found to have significant subluxation (misalignments) of the upper cervical spine in a study of over 1000 asymptomatic children. The study was Published in Manual Medicine in 1992.
#3 In 2010 the research journal Chiropractic & Osteopathy found that a chiropractic adjustment significantly increases a substance in the body called INTERLEUKIN-2. Interleukin-2 is a powerful immune system modulator. In fact, it is commonly given to cancer and AIDS patients to boost their immune function…shots can cost between $15,000 – $20,000 each! Chiropractic care raises Interleukin-2 naturally.
For those of you who miss the 80’s click here and enjoy!