Video | Posture and Alignment Myelination
How Chiropractic Care Helps Build Myelin Sheaths
Many of us are aware of the benefits of practicing good posture and alignment. However, did you know that these habits can also impact the communication between our nerve cells? In this article, we’ll explore the science behind myelin sheaths and how chiropractic care can help improve nerve communication.
The Science behind Myelin Sheaths
Myelin sheaths are protective coverings that wrap around our nerve fibers, and they play a crucial role in speeding up communication between our nerve cells. When we engage in coordinated and intentional movement, we build up our myelin sheaths. This can lead to improved cognitive abilities, better motor skills, and increased well-being.
The Impact of Poor Posture and Alignment
On the other hand, poor posture/alignment can cause breakdowns in our myelin sheaths and slow down nerve communication. This can result in symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, and even depression.
Chiropractic Care and Posture/Alignment
Chiropractic care can play a significant role in improving posture/alignment, which can help build up our myelin sheaths and improve nerve communication. But it’s important to note that this process takes time. Chiropractors work with the whole body, addressing underlying structural and functional imbalances that can lead to poor posture and alignment. Since we are dealing with the nervous system, patience is key to allow the body to adapt and heal over time.
Prioritizing Posture, Alignment and Chiropractic Care To improve overall brain health and well-being, focus on your posture/alignment. If you’re experiencing symptoms related to nerve communication, chiropractic care may be a safe and effective option for improving your health from the inside out. As Dr. Matt Hammett explains, chiropractors don’t just “crack backs”- they address the root causes of poor posture/alignment for long-term benefits.
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