So how does keeping your spine healthy, ie. chiropractic adjustments, have to do with aging and genetic expression? Easy. If you can’t interpret your environment, you can’t turn those genes on or off normally. Medical studies on chiropractic adjustments, spinal manipulations, and the spine show clearly that as you are well adjusted, and consistent with care over the long term, you improve your signals from your nerve system. What else improves? Health related quality of life outcomes.
Health related quality of life and long term outcomes are dependent on consistent chiropractic care, Spinal Hygiene. More importantly, an abundance of literature shows how decreasing stressor responses and central nerve system thresholds, aids in decreasing sympathetic response by your body. See our other articles if you want the details of that. The less stress, the less cortisol, the slower you age. Even more promising research completed and published early 2019 on telomere length shows that corrective spinal biomechanics (a specialized type of chiropractic practiced by only a few Doctors in the united states, and our institute specifically) may influence telomere length. Talk about amazing. What you’re starting to see, as our medical objective measures of genetic expression improve, like heart rate variability, perhaps the most fundamental gold standard on the nerve systems overall health, is starting to show promising links to genetic expression. If you can ‘hear’ your environment better, you can ‘respond’ better. True health is exactly that, expressing your body’s capabilities and living your life maxed out.