Written by Dr. Adam Coats
How do you want to age? Would you like to still be able to run marathons, spend time in the garden, build things with your hands, or enjoy watching your kids and grandkids grow up? Obviously, you want to be able to do the things you enjoy doing on a daily basis as you grow older. So how do we make sure that we’re healthy enough to do the things we enjoy throughout our lifetime? We have to make healthy lifestyle choices each and every day, and we have to have a healthy spine and nervous system because it is the lifeline of our entire body.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has a variety of jobs within the brain and the spinal cord, but it’s main job is to remove waste from the brain. CSF flows from the brain, down the spine, and back to the brain constantly. It needs to be circulating smoothly and efficiently for it to do an adequate job at removing waste from the brain.
It has been shown that stasis of CSF occurs commonly and has detrimental effects to our health. The stasis occurs because of stressors in our everyday lives; emotional stress, physical stress, and chemical stress. These stressors cause interferences to our nervous systems and a reduction in the circulation of CSF which has been shown to contribute to a variety of health concerns, such as; hydrocephalus, intracranial hypertension, and intracranial hypotension. This decreased rate of CSF through the brain has also been associated with quickening the process of aging.1
Therefore, the question becomes “how do we normalize the process of CSF flow through the brain to avoid all these health issues and ensure that we’re not aging quicker than we should?” The answer is with the chiropractic adjustments that we provide in our office. The adjustments that we provide, specifically in the upper neck area and the sacrum/pelvis area, directly affect the circulation of CSF.1 These adjustments also normalize the motion of the joints in the spine, which results in 90% of the nutrition and stimulation to the brain.2
I encourage you to seriously consider where your life is currently, and where you’d like your life to be down the road. 100 year old people are the world’s fastest growing population. How is your life going to look like when you’re 80, 90, or 100 years old?
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- Whedon, J.M., DC, & Glassey, D., MSW, DC, LMT. (2009). Cerebrospinal Fluid Stasis and it’s Clinical Significance. Altern Ther Health Med., 15(3), 54-60.
- Sperry, Roger. Nobel Laureate. 1981