Chiropractic Subluxation and The Fight or Flight System
This article from the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reviews basic scientific research showing how pain in the spine can create imbalance within the autonomic nervous system, the part of your nervous system that controls your organ function. This explains why people can notice improvements in their blood pressure or digestion while under chiropractic care, as well as why patients may have an overall increase in well being. When the autonomic nervous system is rebalanced by stopping the pain reflexes, the Fight or Flight can turn off and we can spend more time in Rest and Digest, where we belong most of the time. Citation: Budgell BS. Reflex effects of subluxation: the autonomic nervous system. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2000 Feb 1;23(2):104-6.