When your spine is out of alignment several things happen - some of which you might be aware of and some of which you wouldn’t be:
You might be in pain. You might be but, actually, many people experience no pain at all when their back is out of alignment.
One thing you might notice is you will become weaker -
Any misalignment in your spine and - All of your muscles become weaker - that’s your biceps and triceps, your legs, your colon, your arteries, your heart, (they’re muscles too...)
So your ability to pump blood efficiently, lift a weight, pass food through your GI tract, swallow etc. - it’s all decreased.
Try this - Have someone try to push your out-stretched arm straight down while you try to resist his pressure. He says the word "hold" and you resist as he pushes straight down. Do this while standing straight with both feet on level ground. Now repeat the exercise with a small pad of paper about 1/16 - 1/8 inch thick under one of your feet and you’ll see immediately how being out of alignment will weaken your muscles.
That’s occurring in every single muscle in your body...
When you did that test - everything in your body worked less efficiently / less "well" for that moment.
Do you think you might want that power loss at your heart for even 5 minutes?
Your immune system will be weakened. All of the organs and glands in your body that control your ability to fight illness / disease are driven by and controlled by your nerves.
You won’t notice this and you won’t likely catch the flu by tomorrow afternoon but you’re certainly at more risk than the next guy who is Not out of alignment.
Want to take that chance?
You might notice that your ability to think and concentrate will be diminished. You’ll more than likely think you’re just having "bad day" or that you’re slightly "off" today...
Don’t try to do that cross word puzzle or balance your check book if your spine is out of alignment.
Your ability to manufacture all of the various digestive enzymes needed to digest your food properly is diminished.
Yes you can still go out to dinner tonight but it’s a good bet you won’t digest your dinner as well and you might experience reflux or heartburn or an upset stomach....and blame it on the restaurant?
Bottom line: Weaken the nerves and the muscles, organs and glands they control - weaken also
What should you do?
You could take an over-the-counter medication (motrin?...) if your back is hurting but will that help you digest your food? ... Help your heart pump the blood through your arteries better?... You could drink some Starbuck’s coffee but will that really help you do your check book better? . Lift that heavy weight better or easier?...
You could just see your chiropractor and get adjusted periodically and be IN alignment and - stronger