When I finished my undergraduate degree, I went on to complete a year of service with AmeriCorps. My assignment was with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Portland, Oregon where I learned practically every aspect of building a house from the ground up. Building a home all starts with the foundation. If you don’t get that right it doesn’t matter what colors you choose to paint your walls or which flooring you plan to install. The foundation is what allows everything else to exist.
What is the foundation for the human body? Well, the first organized structure in a human embryo is the neural tube. The neural tube later becomes your spine and central nervous system. In particular, the brainstem (the reptilian brain) is the first neurological structure developed. This makes perfect sense because the reptilian brain organizes and coordinates all the other subsequent systems in your body – you know, the stuff that keeps you alive like breathing, digestion, and heartbeats.
This is why taking care of your spine is absolutely essential. You are taking care of the body’s foundation. While we take care of a lot of patients with different types of ailments, it’s paramount not to lose sight of the ultimate goal: maximizing your body’s health potential by creating a strong foundation.
Have a great week,