The respiratory centers, which control your rate of breathing, are in the brainstem or medulla. The nerve cells within these centers automatically send signals to the diaphragm and muscles of the lungs to contract and relax at regular intervals. The medulla and brainstem are located just under the skull in the upper cervical spine. (You can feel this point with your fingers at the back of your head.) Poor posture (spinal misalignment) can cause direct compression and traction (or pulling) of this area. The human skull weighs 12-18 lbs. When it is no longer aligned correctly, it will compress the brain stem, which houses those nerves that control your breathing! By relieving this compression we have clinically helped many patients with COPD issues. (There is also research that demonstrates this therapy has resulted in sustained decreases in blood pressure – without the use of medications.1)
1.Journal of Human Hypertension (2007), 1–6&2007 Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved 0950-9240
Headaches and Migraines
Body posture is one of the major direct causes of migraines. The misalignment in the upper cervical area can directly affect the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrition to the skull and neck regions. This compression-tension syndrome also many times twists the brainstem and spinal cord. By relieving that compression and “unscrewing” the spinal cord, this can be corrected and stabilized at AlternaHealth Solutions.
As you are doubtless aware, our bodies suffer many traumas through our lives that cause direct damage to our body structure and posture. Vertigo is often caused by two structural (postural) misalignments – often the result of a body trauma. (These traumas may have happened so long ago, or appeared so minor, that we don’t remember them; but our bodies do!) In vertigo, one of the first effects is the compression caused by the skull tilt on the brainstem. The second is that vertigo patients have complicated postural patterns. Meaning that it’s not a simple “head tilt”, often the upper back, the shoulders, the hips, the lower back may all have twisted and turned in an attempt to repair the problem at the top – the brain stem. These complicated patterns send signals to the brain that create an inability to integrate the Balance process. Through our multi-pronged therapeutic approach here at AHS, we have had great success in correcting vertigo in many of our patients.
TN (trigeminal neuralgia)
TN can be caused by a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve as it exits the brainstem. This compression causes the wearing away or damage to the protective coating around the nerve (the myelin sheath).
The human head weighs 12-18 lbs. When it misaligns it will cause a direct compression to the arteries and nerves at the brainstem. The brain stem sits directly below the skull. Through the use of our non-surgical, non-traditional chiropractic corrective approach, we have been able to relieve the pressure on this nerve. We have patients whose lives have been completely transformed by this work. Many come from all across the US and as far away as Europe and South America to receive this treatment.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet: National Institute of Health www.ninds.nih.gov/…National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
We have many traumas throughout our lives that cause direct damage to our body structure and posture. This is called spinal misalignment. When a person has a misalignment, the body is no longer straight and strong, but twists and turns. One of the many different ways this appears in the body is scoliosis. Because the support of the spine – the muscles and tendons – has collapsed due to trauma, gravity compresses the spine, causing it to twist. This twist occurs in three dimensions – not in a line. Imagine a bedspring for example. If you push down on one side, it will bulge out on the other. At AHS, using the QSM³ system, we are able to effectively UNCOIL that spring! It is straight and strong and able to support its surrounding structure. QSM³ is the only system in chiropractic that evaluates the entire 3-dimensional body and corrects it.
Neck and Back Pain
The human body is made to stand straight. Every person has gone through birth trauma (C-sections are MORE traumatic), car accidents, falls, and sports injuries – even minor things like whacking your head against a car doorframe. All these events cause the spine to become misaligned. When it is misaligned it cannot do its job, which is to hold us straight and upright – everything in our body is made to work at its optimum in a straight upright position.
When you are not upright and do not have the support of the spine, the muscles from head to toe have to hold you upright–and they are not made to do that by themselves. The spine and its incredibly intricate system of nerves and vertebra are the structure upon which all the rest of the body is meant to depend. When this system is misaligned, the body turns to the secondary forces to try to remain upright – in effect it calls in the “second string” of the muscles to force the body upright. And, over time, this can cause a lot of pain! The pain in your muscles is caused by toxicity from long-term overuse – use that they were never made to sustain. Correcting your body posture back to balance is what we do. This will then relieve the muscles and allow them to heal.
When the body is misaligned, it is like having the front end of your car out of balance. It causes the tires to wear incorrectly, or unevenly.This is the case with sports injuries where young athletes have torn meniscus, ligaments in the knees, ankles, and shoulders. Many times surgery is the only option for repair. However, that is like changing the tires – it doesn’t fix the front end. The whole body must be re-balanced. QSM³ is the only 3D balancing method. This means less injury, greater stamina, and improved performance – your body functioning the way it was made to: in full balance and harmony.
The human body is made to stand straight. Every person has gone through birth trauma (C-sections are MORE traumatic), car accidents, falls, sports injuries; even such minor things are whacking your head against a cardoorframe. All these events cause the spine to become misaligned. When it is misaligned it cannot do its job, which is to hold us straight and upright – everything in our body is made to work at its optimum when we are in a straight, upright position.
When you are not upright and do not have the support of the spine, the muscles from head to toe have to hold you upright – and they are not made to do that by themselves. The spine and its incredibly intricate system of nerves and vertebra are the structure upon which all the rest of the body is meant to depend. When this system is misaligned, the body turns to the secondary forces to try to remain upright – in effect it calls in the “second string” of the muscles to force the body upright. Andthis can cause a lot of pain! These muscles were never intended to bear this weight over such long periods of time. Fibromyalgia is only reversible when the body is balanced and the muscles are the allowed to heal. Correcting your body posture back to balance is what we do. This will then relieve the muscles and allow them to heal. QSM³, along with detoxification and muscle therapy, is a successful triad treatment for healing of long-term fibromyalgia sufferers. The correction of posture restores muscle balance and neurological balance (brain fog and fatigue) and our Nutrition Response Testing and muscle practitioners help you on the way to a faster recovery.
Our energy system is comprised of the brain, brainstem and spinal cord. This is the Central Nervous System (CNS). It is directly affected by posture because poor posture (spinal misalignment) tractions the CNS. The human head alone can weigh 12-18 lbs. As it tilts from spinal misalignment that can be caused through the birthing process, the pressure and traction placed on the brain stem, and CNS is significant. Getting this corrected and stabilized, as well as identifying toxins and better nutritional choices, is an option at AHS. It is corrective and safe without the side effects of toxic medications.
Seizures of all types are caused by disorganized and sudden electrical activity in the brain. This means it is a central nervous system (CNS) issue where the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord are under stress and unable to function optimally. This excessive nerve activity occurs when there is a direct irritation and overload to the CNS.
CNS. Postural distortion is a direct irritant to the CNS. With the human head weighing 12-18 lbs. It can stress the brain stem and traction the brain and spinal cord that can cause direct mechanical irritation to them. This can cause dural and CNS tension and compression.
The QSM³ method is a system that measures and corrects. Its contemporary approach is non-traditional and does not twist or pop. It gently releases the body to its normal structure and function. It is measureable, predictable, and correctible. The method is noninvasive and uses no harmful or toxic medications. There are many different types of seizures but addressing the health of the CNS can be a corrective approach for resolution.
“Before I saw Dr. Friedman I was having as many as 5- 10 seizures a day. After a month into the QSM³ procedure, I had only one seizure. After 6 months, I have my life back and so thankful to all the practitioners at AlternaHealth Solutions.”