Your spinal column has 4 main functions:
1. To protect your brain and spinal cord.
2. To support your hips, legs, shoulders, and arms.
3. To serve as attachments to muscles, permitting you to stand and move.
4. To support your head and ribs.
If your spine becomes unbalanced, it stresses your bones, spinal cord, brain and other nerves and causes pain, fatigue, weakness and disease (loss of health or wholeness). The Durbin Wellness Center here in Peoria, Illinois is able to locate this unbalance and realign your spinal column to remove stress fromm your nerves and bones, thus helping to restore health and wholeness to your body.
Your brain and spinal cord are very delicate. Since brain damage can be permanent, your soft brain is surrounded by hard bone to protect it. If your spinal cord were protected by solid bone you wouldn’t be able to bend or twist. Instead it is surrounded by spinal bones that are stacked up like a pile of bagels or donuts (with the center holes forming a “canal” through which your spinal cord passes). However, with flexibility you give up a bit of protection. Your spinal bones may slip out of position and damage or stress the very nerves they are designed to protect. This condition is called a subluxation and chiropractors here at the Durbin Wellness Center are trained in locating this nerve-damaged condition.