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Where's the Disconnect?

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It’s common for people to spend thousands of dollars on their teeth and endure hours of uncomfortable work.  Without a doubt teeth are important.  But in the end, if it doesn’t work out, there are always dentures!


Eyes are important too and it’s worthwhile to look after them and even to buy nice eyewear to compliment your good looks.  As tough as it would be to lose your sight, though, many people do lead productive lives as blind people.


What’s the deal then, in looking after your spine?  As important as teeth and eyes are, your spine trumps them both.  In fact, your spinal health trumps everything else!  I can say this because when talking about your spine, we are not merely talking about bones, we’re dealing with the very lifeline of your body.  Because your brain and spinal cord comprise the master control system of your body, nothing is more important to your health than your nervous system.  You would be dead if your nervous system quit working.


So why is it then, that people will spend thousands of dollars on teeth or pay someone to shine laser beams into their eyes to correct vision but won’t do a few exercises or get regular adjustments?  Where’s the disconnect?


What do you think?  Obviously, folks do what’s important to them.  Why does spinal health not seem as important as these other things?


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  1. Raelene says
    Apr 19, 2013 at 8:36 AM


    • Dr. Ryan Lees says
      Apr 22, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      I suspect that you are on the mark with that!

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