When the inner parts of the body are forming, roadways are laid down. Similar
to how when building a big city, roadways are needed for people to travel in and
out, back and forth to and from the city, the body's roadways are designed for
the travel (or flow) of three things: nerve energy, blood, and cerebrospinal
fluid. Nerve energy flows back and forth between the brain and the body, giving
life to all the vital organs such as the lungs, immune system, and heart. Blood
flows to and from the heart, bringing nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the
body. Cerebrospinal fluid flows all around the brain and spinal cord, giving
nutrients to the discs in between each vertebra, cushioning the aforementioned
areas, and in general keeping us moving fluidly.
Boom! There's an accident on the roadway leading into the big city. What do we
get? A traffic jam. Some people decide that sitting in traffic is not their
bag, so they exit off and try to find an alternate route.
Boom! There's an accident called a subluxation that creates a similar traffic
jam in the body. Nerve energy flow is disrupted, decreasing the normal function
of the heart, lungs, and immune system (to name a few). Blood flow is
disrupted, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood throughout the body.
And cerebrospinal fluid flow is also disrupted. Let's focus on the
cerebrospinal fluid. Some of it decides that it'd be smart to exit off the
normal route and find a new way to flow. Unfortunately, there's really nowhere
for it to go. It's reached a dead end. So, it pools up in a tiny spot. In the
meantime, some more of the cerebrospinal fluid saw what its brother was doing
and decided to exit off in search of an alternative route, too. It didn't fare
any better. So, now we've got these little pockets of fluid pooled up around
the spinal cord and brain with nowhere to go.
Honestly, it's really not that big of a deal...that is until the compromised
immune system, designed to protect us from foreign invaders, recognizes that
there are pockets of fluid around the spinal cord and brain that shouldn't be
there. It incorrectly assumes it should attack. So, it attacks...and
attacks...and attacks. It destroys...and it destroys...and it destroys. What's
left is tiny areas of scarring, called sclerosis. Multiple areas of scarring is
called multiple sclerosis.
The lesson to be learned is that when the top bone in the spine misaligns, it
chokes the brainstem and all it's surrounding roadways, including the nerves,
arteries, and cerebrospinal fluid pathways. By removing the pressure on the
brainstem, the traffic jam is cleared and the immune system returns to its
normal function. The immune system recognizes the areas of sclerosis (scarring)
and sends help to repair them. Some people are fortunate enough to develop out
of the condition from that point forward. Others may still be symptomatic, but
the severity of their symptoms may decrease tremendously.
There's literally nothing that the body is incapable of when it doesn't have to
deal with the subluxation choking the life out of it...