Did you know that over the course of your life you will shrink 2.5 inches? (1) Have you ever wondered why someone shrinks or do you think that is a natural progression of life?
What if I told you that you could totally reverse the aging process with chiropractic care? I know, chiropractors say they can fix everything, but let’s break it down. So first, why do people get shorter? Spinal degeneration accompanied by a loss of your cervical, thoracic and lumbar curves creates the smaller stature. The picture above shows what happens when a person’s head is an inch past where it should be and the next is 2 inches forward. The body believes the weight of the head has increased from 12 pounds, all the way to 32 and 42 pounds. Look how the spine, the muscles, and everything in the body has changed because of this new position. WOW! Knowing that everyone reading this article is concerned with their health, wouldn’t you think that this could have a devastating effect on our health??
Moreover, each inch our head is forward cuts off 30% of our vital lung capacity! (2) Think about that. Our lungs, which are responsible for respiration throughout the body, aren’t able to function as they are intended causing the other organs to work harder. Over time, this excessive load will lead to dysfunction, degeneration and eventually DISEASE.
Here is the best news you will read today! You don’t have to shrink! If you properly care for your spine with adjustments and with postural exercises, shrinking won’t happen to you. So, the next time you are walking around the park or hanging out with some friends, look around and check out how others are standing. It will tell you a lot about them and their health. If you would like to learn more about this and get started on the path to good health, give us a call at 843-375-6319.