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Overwhelmed? How To Resolve Dysregulation.

Chiropractic's goal is to increase TONE of the nervous system. The brain will be stuck in temporal responses which are based more on reactive instinct than concrete thinking when the frontal lobe of the brain is underactive and lacks executive decision making skills.


Delayed development of the brain's right prefrontal cortex leaves an infant more prone to both physical, motor, sensory, learning, and mental health struggles in the future.

Frontal lobe inhibits these primitive reflexes and the associated behaviors.


Movement of the Spine

The spine must move properly for the nervous system to signal with appropriate responses - excitatory or inhibitory. Interestingly the emotional centers or limbic system are mostly contained in the dorsal horns of the spinal cord. Emotion translates to “to move.” The spine must move for proper signaling and a child must move for proper development. How much movement? 3-5yo need 1-3 hours of vigorous activity.


The right side of the brain sets the tone & the left side speaks/fills in the gaps. Low tone of the spine is a direct result of a BRAIN problem. Tight muscles are weak muscles. Low tone leads to inhibitory issues from the right frontal lobe to temporal lobe and excitatory action of the sympathetics.


Sympathetic Nervous System

When under stress or threat, the nervous system engages the sympathetic division. This means the body is always on and alert - that's exhausting. And an exhausted system has less ability to tolerate more stress or input EVEN if it is a positive one. Chiropractic adjustments help regulate the nervous system so it responds and recovers efficiently. Keeping the spine moving and the tone of the nervous system in check ensures less overwhelm at any age!!

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