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In western culture, the more technology advances, the busier we become. People are constantly looking for ways they can make their activities more efficient – where they can complete more tasks in less time. Some have resorted to minimizing their sleep in order to get an extra hour or two a day. Others have even tried odd sleep schedules to cut down on the time wasted resting. Not to mention, there are more toxins in our environment than ever which can wreak all sorts of havoc on our bodies.
You would think that these are the major causes of fatigue and brain fog in our culture. And although a lack of sleep and environmental toxins/allergies play a huge role in causing these symptoms, the worst and most common cause is largely ignored by most doctors.
As our culture becomes more and more tech savvy, our postural habits seem to get worse and worse. Have you ever seen someone looking down at their phone or electronic device? Of course. It seems like everywhere you turn, people are looking down at their phones. Not only this, most people have desk jobs where they sit and look at their computers all day.
All of these bad posture habits lead to a condition called forward head posture. When you look at a healthy person’s spine, you will see that their ear is aligned over their shoulder – and on an x-ray, there is a nice C-shaped curve from the side. When you constantly look down at your phone, you are permanently eliminating that healthy curvature in your neck. Take a second to have a friend or family member snap a photo of you from the side. Is your ear over your shoulder? If not, you have forward head posture.
When your ear is not aligned over your shoulder, the spinal cord gets stretched which can cause tension in your brain stem. This tension leads to a decrease in nerve supply to the cells in the brain. This can become a huge problem for energy production because each brain cell contains thousands of tiny energy factories called mitochondria. When the brain cells are choked off from the proper amount of nerve supply, the mitochondria cannot produce the correct amount of ATP. This will cause brain fog and fatigue among other issues.
The first step we always tell people to take when correcting posture is to first prevent the problem from progressing by knowing the proper way to sit, stand, and sleep. So if you haven’t already, take a look at our free video which will teach you 3 tips you can implement right now to improve your posture: click here.
When it comes to correcting forward head posture permanently, the most effective way to do this is through a technique called Chiropractic Biophysics. Dr. Terry has been practicing chiropractic for over 30 years successfully treating brain fog in Boulder CO. If you live in the Boulder/Denver area in Colorado give us a call at (303)440-0500 to see if you are qualified for corrective care. If you do not live in the Boulder area, you can find a doctor that practices CBP by clicking Here. It is important to make sure that the doctor you decide to accept care with does lumbar and thoracic traction as many CBP doctors only practice cervical traction.
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I reached a breaking point earlier last year when I experienced a migraine for about three months. Since I have been coming to see Dr. Terry I have been migraine free for four months. Not one migraine – it’s magic.
After one month of coming in for tractions and adjustments my headaches went away– and now after several months of traction with the spine, the curvature in my neck is back in a normal range.
My experience with chiropractors spans over a decade and the experience with Dr. Terry has been amazing. He is irreplaceable. He knows exactly how to fix my back.
I am already seeing more clearly– I was having incredible challenges with my vision, with my digestion with my brain function and my energy levels…