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Expressing Life to the Fullest

Today I was thinking of how many of my friends–offline and online–don’t understand chiropractic, let alone my passion for it.  I get it, as there are many mixed messages out there, including “chiropractors” who try to practice in a medical model treating back pain (we call these people medipractors).  I can see from their perspective it is hard to know what to believe.

Let me share with you what I believe.  

Nerve Function Chart - click to enlarge

Our spine is the connection between our brain and body.  It carries all the vital messages between the two, allowing our central nervous system to perceive our environment and adapt to it.  These messages, when properly conducted, allow us to express life, to grow, and to learn.

The spine also regulates the tension in your central nervous system.

  • If your spine stays out of balance, it can put tension on your nervous system
  • If you live in a state of chronic tension, then you throw your entire nervous system out of balance.

“Abnormal tension in that system distorts the expression of health and life through that nerve system.  Kind of a big deal, right?”  Dr. Steve Tullius

Unfortunately this abnormal tension often goes undetected, but it is disturbing your ability to live to your fullest.


When perception of the environment has become distorted, your brain can no longer properly control your body’s response to that environment.  This communication breakdown interferes with your body’s ability to heal and adapt… the messages sent through the spine are garbled, like watching a static-y old antenna TV.

Your brain and body should be communicating in crystal clear 1080p HD.  When it’s not, your nervous system is not learning, growing, and adapting as it should.  Meaning, you are not fully expressing life or experiencing health.

What happens when the abnormal tension gets bad enough?  It manifests as what we call “symptoms.”  Headaches, back pain, allergies, inability to focus, low energy, etc… (see the nerve function chart above).  These signs are your body’s way of letting you know there is a failure to adapt and it needs help.

What Chiropractic Is/Isn’t

The only thing that chiropractic does is release abnormal tension and re-establish communication so you can live to your fullest and naturally heal on your own.  That is why I am so passionate about chiropractic.  It empowers people to be their best and brightest while experiencing a lifetime of health.  I can think of nothing greater.

To finish the quote from Dr. Tullius above: “Abnormal tension in that system distorts the expression of health and life through that nerve system.  Kind of a big deal, right?  Sadly, very few grasp that importance, let alone take care of their spine and have regular chiropractic check ups.

I hope and pray that you do.

I’d love to see what you could do with an optimized nervous system 🙂

Me?  I’m going to change the world.

About Cole Bradburn

I'm a writer and doctor in lifelong pursuit of health, happiness, and adventure. I currently live in Raleigh, NC with the love of my life and our amazing boys.

  • I think you’re right. It’s so much easier now than ever to get mixed messages on what Chiropractic is and isn’t- especially from the Internet and other people within the “health” industry who don’t understand it fully either. I can’t tell you how many current and past patients and even other docs have told me how amazing you are within your field and how you have helped them overcome so much. Keep doing what you’re doing because you’re changing lives without even always knowing it- it’s just an added bonus when you get to see and hear it :-).

  • Great points, Cole! It would be great for everyone to be aware about this matter. You will not be able to experience life to the fullest if you’re carrying physical or emotional pain with you. In this case, chiropractic treatment has been a helpful method for treating back pain. However, this involves several sessions, and you need to be persistent to complete it. After that, you can enjoy a happier life with better health.

    • Chiropractic is helpful in removing nerve disturbance caused by lifestyle stress.  Physical/Emotional/Mental stresses that overwhelm your body’s ability to adapt to them affect the body’s master control system  (nerve system) and if left that way, produce symptoms such as back pain.  

      While chiropractic isn’t “treating” low back pain, these symptoms can go away once the nerve disturbance is removed and the body is returning to normal.

  • I have a better understanding of chiropractic now. It seems
    that you are very enthusiastic with it and I am thinking of visiting a
    chiropractor one of these days to see for myself what they can do for my

  • Your Blog is awesome! I gave you credit but totally used it, I hope thats ok! Thanks for writing it!

    • Thanks for stopping by, and glad you enjoyed it. Where is your office at?