By Sean Phelps DC: Grateful Changemaker
Whether our interest is in science or spirituality we are all potentially ‘Artists Of Possibility‘ and what I mean is that to help implement a 21st-century blueprint for physical health, emotional balance, mental clarity, expanded awareness, we have to do something different..
Transformation is a process..it doesn’t happen by accident.
“At the age of 28 after Thai boxing, I predictably got injured and was treated with chiropractic. After a quick recovery from a low back and hip injury that completely immobilized me, I decided that I would study chiropractic to try and understand better and help others.
soft tissues and Structurally aligned
How does health get affected by posture?
The mechanism for postural distortions perhaps begins in childhood or even earlier whilst held in the womb. The aberrant ‘holding’ position in the womb, by mother or poor infant positioning, child birthing process, falling down the stairs possibilities- these are often over looked physical and emotional traumas.
Can a structural method of body-work fix what your body cannot?
My first recollection of an injury was slipping down concrete stairs at my second school and around the same time in the playground whilst running on the wet floor. We quite understandably assume that as an injury happened
The development of stooped posture
Is Stooped posture a natural process with aging. Mechanical injuries over time do cause the shape of your spine to change which leads to the mis-alignment and over time leads to a body changing into similar but slow stooped postures over time. If you are thinking that this is normal, I would say, how do you know it is? Although, of course, it maybe easier to accept that this is normal.
There are many injuries that can occur but the one we are focusing on here is as follows. A bone in the spine moves forward and from this creates tension on spinal cord and nerves. This is known in surgery to be the cause of various conditions like Carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, and neurogenic claudication. The body settles after these injuries by compensating and twisting away from the misalignemnt (Scoliosis) to reduce the tension and often symptoms that are experienced. The body is clever and pulls other bones out of place to assist more this injury and relieve the likely pain. After these steps the body goes through more and more compensating injuries and there will be episodes of pain and relief until the pain becomes of chronicity in some cases.
The key point of this new research and mechanical ‘anomaly’ that leads to breakdown of posture is that the human frame cannot self-correct the forward displacement of the vertebrae, as there are no muscles pulling in the direction needed to correct it!
A forward head and neck on a body causes strain on muscles, ligmants and nerves/ discs. . Imagine that you are holding a medicine ball, the average human head weights 5 kgs. How much heavier would it seem or how much more strain would it be to hold, if you held it with your arm outstretched in front of you, compared to close to your chest? Your arm would feel the weight more and be trembling or at least more strain?
From Headaches to pins and needles
Tension headaches, Shoulder pain or reduced motion/ muscular tension in the neck, upper back, numbness or tingling down the arm are very often associated with these postural distortions.