Structure and Function

Structure and function are always intimately related.  In architecture a structural design may be related to functional efficiency, aesthetics, or both.  Structures within nature are developed over a millennia in order to fine tune the biological imperative.  Within the human body everything we do is a delicate balance between how we are anatomically structured and what we are functionally purposed to do.  One of the most important structures within the human body is the human spine because of it’s intimate relationship to the Nervous System.  The structure and alignment of the spine is directly related to how well the nervous system is able to do the job it was meant to do.  What does the nervous system do?  It helps us to perceive and adapt to our environment.  In another word; everything.  We are most commonly made aware of the importance of this relationship when we are in pain and we need to get something “fixed” to help the pain go away.  The presence of low back pain, neck pain, headaches, tight shoulders, dizziness, fatigue, muscle soreness are all related to structural imbalances that can have a dramatic effect on the nervous system.  The MOST influential thing you can do for you spine is MOVE.  24 movable segments of the spine require movement to maintain a healthy structure and therefore allow proper function.  If there is a structural shift in the spine it must be addressed in order to maximize healthy movement.  Think about the structure of your body and make sure you move the structures so that you can live your life free from distractions of structural dysfunction.  That’s a lot of “structure” talk but it’s important to talk about what’s important 🙂  

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