On the show today, I have Dr. Bridget Kelly Sinha. Bridget is an orthopedic physical therapist, with specialties in working with dancers, runners, and individuals with vestibular conditions. She does physical therapy, personal training and pilates, and dance conditioning.
It used to be believed that our nerve system and our immune system were separate systems working independently of one another. The nerve system controlled the body while the immune system protected it.
We now know that is not the case. The nerve system coordinates the functions of the body working in harmony with the immune system.
One of the most common issues I see in my office with patients is disc degeneration.
Essentially, disc degeneration is when the material in between the bones of the spine breakdown. This can lead to thinning, brittle, and less resilient or adaptable tissues in the spine. As you can imagine, this is not a good thing. Especially if you want to age gracefully.
What if I told you have control over your genes? What if I told you that you had control over which diseases would or would not be expressed in your body? What if I told you that just because your parents’ health was a mess as they aged doesn’t mean that yours will be as well?