Many people feel that our world is less connected than ever before. When you go to a restaurant it’s highly likely that you will look around the room and see multiple phones out and in use at the table.

Instead of engaging in conversation, we’re looking at an electronic device. Maybe following our friend’s day, or our favorite celebrity’s current vacation.

This is reality in 2017. Although, it’s up for debate about if it makes us less connected, or not.

If anything, it probably makes us more connected than ever. We can pick up our device and connect with anyone in the world at any moment. There’s no shortage of options to communicate with each other and keep up on all the latest happenings.

Connection is fundamental to a healthy life, in a variety of ways. The importance of connection can be found in all aspects of life, not just how we choose to interact or not at the dinner table.

For example, our bodies rely on connection between the brain and body at all times. This system works by the brain sending a signal down the spinal cord, out the corresponding nerves to the location in the body that needs to perform a task.

After the task is completed, the specific area of the body sends a signal back up to the brain to inform it that the job has been done. This information highway, called your nervous system, sends information back and forth each and everyday.

Much like a call that has 4-bars of cell phone service, our bodies require a clear signal as well. When a call on a cell phone drops to 1 or 2 bars of service, the call can sometimes come in with some interference, or even get dropped.

This same process occurs in our body when the communication between the brain and the rest of the body has interference. The brain no longer is able to control the body properly.

Without proper connection, our health suffers. It might not be apparent at first, but over time, the function of the body will continue to deteriorate. After all, we’re either moving to a state of ‘health’ or a state of ‘disease’. There is no static state.

Connection is important in all areas of life and it’s no different inside our bodies. If you aren’t currently having your body assessed for interference to the nervous system and the communication system inside your body, then the function of your body may be suffering.

A good first step would be to seek out a chiropractor skilled in the science and art of detecting communication errors in your nervous system. If it’s determined that you have some, we recommend you get them corrected as soon as possible.

Stay healthy friends.