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Epperson Family Chiropractic unwinds tension with gentler chiropractic technique

Jan 05, 2017 01:47AM
By Dr. Michael Epperson, D.C.

Dr. Michael Epperson, D.C., chiropractor and owner of the new Epperson Family Chiropractic, seeks to fight the negative effects of stress with a gentle chiropractic technique known as Network Spinal Analysis.

“Due to today’s constant environmental stressors,” Dr. Epperson said, “our bodies develop responses to stress from an early age. Because we are all unique individuals, the effects of stress are going to show up differently in each person. I can treat the widest range of stress-induced health problems with NSA.”

Today, 75 to 90 percent of all doctor’s visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has declared stress a hazard of the workplace. Stress is linked to impaired immune function, difficulty regulating emotions and break down of various body systems in children and adults alike. Common health problems related to stress physiology include headaches, allergies, high blood pressure, digestive problems, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety, depression, fatigue and difficulty sleeping.

Chiropractors have found that attending to the nervous system is key in staying healthy in a stress-filled world. “When we are faced with stressful situations,” Dr. Epperson said, “we automatically go into the ‘fight or flight’ response, which, over time, causes tension to build up in our bodies.” A great deal of this tension is placed on the spine. Like a spring under tension, the spine readies the body to break into action. Over time, this spinal tension has a degrading effect on our bodies, emotions and minds.

Using NSA, Dr. Epperson can optimize the way the brain and body communicate by releasing the buildup of tension in the spine. A gentle precise touch to the spine releases tension in the nerves without any twisting, popping or “cracking.” Because of its subtle nature, Network Spinal Analysis can be used on children, the elderly and everyone in between.

“The main goal of NSA is to help the nervous system adapt to stress more effectively,” Dr. Epperson said. “When the nervous system is no longer in ‘fight or flight’ mode, immune function improves and healing occurs.” People who receive Network Care notice that they experience less physical pain, can navigate stressful and challenging circumstances more easily and are less anxious, irritable and depressed.

“In addition to relief of health problems,” Dr. Epperson said, “my patients report a resurgence of positive emotions and a zest for life. Addressing our bodies’ tension at the source is the key to regaining health and thriving in today’s world.”

Dr. Epperson graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic and is a member of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations. Dr. Epperson started Epperson Family Chiropractic PC in November of 2016.