Physical, chemical and emotional stressors bombard us each day. Men are far more likely to feel that stress manifest as an aching back, sore neck and tight muscles. While these may occasionally be the result of overuse or strain, it is more likely an indication of an underlying problem caused by spinal nerve stress.
Spinal nerve stress (also referred to as vertebral subluxations, the subluxation complex, or “pinched nerves”) is a misalignment or distortion of the spinal column, skull, hips, and related tissues (the structural system) that irritate, stretch, impinge or otherwise interfere with the proper function of the nerve system (brain stem, spinal cord, spinal nerves and outlying or peripheral nerves). Since the nerve system controls the function of the body, any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects.
When a chiropractor frees the nerve system from spinal stress, the healing power of the body is unleashed: the immune system functions more efficiently, resistance to disease increases, and your body functions more efficiently. You can respond to internal and external environmental stresses more efficiently.
If you are facing a specific health challenge and are wisely hesitant to merely mask symptoms with drugs and are worried about the dangerous, sometimes deadly side effects: see your chiropractor today to have your spine checked and correct any problems that may be detected.
Prostate cancer is a disease in which the cells of the prostate become abnormal. They start to grow uncontrollably, forming tumors. A tumor is a mass or lump of tissue made of abnormal cells. Tumors may be malignant or benign. A malignant tumor can spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors cannot spread to other parts of the body. As cancerous cells grow and spread, they can damage or interfere with the function of organs in the body, causing a variety of symptoms. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, making this by far the most common cancer among men. More than 65% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over 65.
How Chiropractic Care Relates to Prostate Cancer
Chiropractic care works by locating and correcting subluxations (spinal misalignments), which cause interference to the proper functioning of the nervous system. Subluxations are problem areas of the spine that affect the entire nervous system. In these problem areas the spinal bones are misaligned or have lost their normal range of movement. This can irritate or put pressure on local nerves, which may interfere with the communication between your brain and body. Chiropractic adjustments work to remove the interference to the sensory nerve fibres.
The chiropractor does not treat prostate cancer directly, but rather corrects the spinal nerve stress (vertebral subluxations). Without spinal nerve stress, the body functions better. Keep your prostate (even if it’s cancerous?) Before making a decision to have the prostate removed, one should consider two research papers that confirmed what has been mentioned in other medical journals: that men with prostate cancer who have surgery don’t live any longer than men who have prostate cancer who choose not to have surgery.
In these studies 695 men with prostate cancer were divided into two groups: one had their prostates removed (radical prostatectomy) and the other didn’t. “Watchful waiting,” the MDs called it. The men were watched for 6.2 years. The result? No difference in death rates. But there’s more – 80% of the men in the surgery group became impotent, compared to 45% in the non-surgical group. About 50% of the surgical group were incontinent compared with 21% in the no-surgery group.