What Does O.K. Mean?
I know this has happened to you when you have been watching a sporting event on television and an athlete gets hurt. Then the announcer says that he will be o.k. What does o.k. mean? That there are no more signs of any health problems, or does OK mean that he is functioning at 100% of his potential.
Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, Guyton’s book of Medical Physiology and Gray’s Anatomy, all tell us that 64% of our body has no sensory nerves. Sensory nerves are those nerves which enable us to feel sensations such as itchiness, tickles, and pain. Thus, 64% of our body, mostly our internal body, can be subjected to terribly painful stimuli and we wouldn’t feel it. That is why pain and symptoms are not accurate ways to determine how well we are working as human beings.
We talked about sensory nerves because the athlete got hurt, but the pain is gone. Inside our back is what is called the Central Nervous System, and our nervous system consists of delicate wires, much like wires of a telephone, or a complex computer network. This delicate nervous system is so precious that nature decided to protect it.
The protection of our nervous system which consists of a network of nerves, are protected by our skull and our spine. Our Nerves flow like tiny telephone wires all through our body, and are really extensions of our brain. We think of our brain is only inside of our skull, but your spinal cord is really your brainal cord. Thus your brain extends through your whole body, and your nerves are actually extension cords of your brain. Your nerves help coordinate the function of every cell, organ, and tissue in your body. Your spine protects the nerves that run through it and out to all your organs. Nature is smart and decided that your spine needed to be able to move so that we could dance, run, or bend over to hug a small child, and these movable parts of our spine are called vertebrae.
There are times through life stressors that we hold tension in our spine and body. Our vertebrae become less flexible and move improperly.
This condition of a vertebra is called a vertebral subluxation. The prefix “sub” means below and a “luxation” means position. A subluxation is less or below its normal position. When there is a vertebral subluxation present in your spine, your messages from your brain no longer are receiving all the information from your brain to your body and your body is no longer able to relay information about its status back to the brain.
Thus, with subluxations, your life energy, brain messages, and body coordination less than optimal.
I find it interesting that we read about high paid athletes and the status of their health is constantly in the newspapers on a regular basis. We never hear about the health of teachers, co-workers, bus-drivers, airplane pilots, social workers, and other people who are responsible for enhancing the quality of our lives, and our children’s lives.
Nothing against athletes, but imagine the effect it has on your children’s teachers when they have vertebral subluxations present in their spine, and the messages from their brain are being short circuited. They are not at their best when they are teaching. Imagine every airline pilot making life and death decisions with the messages from his or her brain being cut off by a subluxation.
The only profession focused on you having a healthier spine Chiropractors. It’s essential that you get regular spinal check-ups just as you would check your teeth at the dentist. The only thing is you can always get artificial teeth, but you can’t get a new spine or nervous system! Why be o.k. when you can be great!
Get your spine checked today to increase the quality of your life!