What part of the spine can effect sadness, anxiety, even anger? The first bone in your neck called your atlas bone. When this bone is out of position by millimeters, you may have no pain BUT this puts pressure on your brain stem. The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain stem that serves as the connection between the brain and spinal cord. It controls your brain chemistry but it also controls your heart rate, breathing, and many other nervous system functions.
Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments increase the secretion of hormones such as oxytocin, cortisol and neurotensin. These hormones improve the functioning of the nervous system, thereby reducing stress, anxiety and mood swings.
• Oxytocin: boosts the feeling of social bonding and improves neuro-communication
• Cortisol: blocks pain derived from inflammation
• Neurotensin: reduces stress-induced pain
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