Proprioception is a term used in the office, and you've maybe heard it during your Report of Findings at some point. But what is it? Proprioception is your body's ability to identify where you are in space. This is how you know where your hands if you put them behind your back or how you can close your eyes and still stay upright. Your brain and body are communicating at all times to help you navigate your surroundings in a smooth and controlled manner. The joints in your body are sending messages to your brain and your brain is sending information back to the joints and muscles. This flow of communication gives you your proprioceptive capabilities. If there is interference in that communication, it'll affect your proprioception. You'll feel more clumsy, like you're dropping things, knocking things over, or running into things.
See where I'm going with this? What interferes with your brain-body communication? A subluxation in your spinal cord does. Getting adjusted helps to improve your proprioception! Better brain-body awareness may seem subtle but can have a profound effect on how you interact with your environment.
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