Life, Death and spinal curvatures
2nd MEDICAL STUDY IN 13 MONTHS REVEALS:
CONNECTION BETWEENLIFE, DEATH, AND SPINAL CURVES
You are born in a "C." Developing and curled up in the womb, your spine is simply C-shaped until you get out and start moving.
If you've got kids, you know that once the baby is released into the world, they start to hold their head up. While doing so, they're supposed to be taking the top of the C (the neck) and creating a reverse C or what is called the cervical "lordosis." Once that reverse C is formed, they get stronger and begin crawling.
When crawling, the bottom of the C (the low back) is reversed, like in the neck, and they get what is called the lumbar "lordosis." The middle of the C (mid-back) stays in the shape of a normal C and is called the thoracic "kyphosis." So, it's -
NECK - LORDOSIS. MID-BACK - KYPHOSIS. LOW BACK - LORDOSIS.
In the past, according to medicine, if your head jutted out, causing you to develop a humped back, and your hips rolled under - you were just getting older or simply had bad posture. Today, medical science has uncovered a whole new meaning to losing or overly accentuating your curves. A shocking 2004 study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society revealed that mortality could be PREDICTED by hyperkyphosis.
An elite group of medical scientists, Deborah M. Kado, MD, MS, Mei-Hua Huang, DrPH, Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD+ and Gail A. Greendale, MD, found that as the curve in the middle back, the kyphosis, became greater than normal, death came sooner. Now, another groundbreaking study published in the medical journal "Spine" [Volume 30(21), November 1, 2005 pp. 2388-2392] revealed work done by Shimizu, Kentaro MD; Nakamura, Masaya MD; Nishikawa, Yuji MD; Hijikata, Sadahisa MD; Chiba, Kazuhiro MD; Toyama, Yoshiaki MD. This study once again shows the vital, urgent need for normal curves. They found that progressive kyphosis of the cervical spine (a loss or reversing of the neck's normal curvature) resulted in destruction of nerve fibres due to chronic compression of the spinal cord. The damage is associated with both continuous mechanical compression and vascular changes in the spinal cord.
Today's cutting edge chiropractors no longer merely treat spinal pain. Utilizing this kind of research, chiropractic technology has been developed over the last fifteen years to correct spinal curves both restoring the loss of the cervical C-curve and reducing the humping/hyperkyphosis of the mid-back C-curve. These studies tell us conclusively what top chiropractors have known for years, that there is no replacement for the need to correct and maintain your spine throughout life.
SIGNS THAT YOU NEED TO SEEK CHIROPRACTIC CARE IMMEDIATELY:
- Forward Head Syndrome: Chin is jutted out in front of the chest
- Rounded shoulders and/or humping of the upper back
- Hips rolled forward (Loss of a butt)
- One shoulder or hip higher than the other
- One leg longer than the other
- Tightness, reduced range of motion, or pain in the neck, shoulders, hips, upper, or lower back
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