Living in a state of ‘fight or flight’ is actually very bad for us, and this week we want to talk about why on earth Alba is interested in all of this… After all, don’t we just do backs?!


Over the last fortnight, we have shared a couple of blogs about our body’s natural ‘fight or flight’ response, and how this response is being triggered more and more in our day-to-day lives. (If you want to catch up on the last two blogs, please click here).

Why does Alba Spinal Health Centre care about this – and what’s it got to do with your spine?

At Alba Spinal Health Centre, our goal isn’t simply to get you out of pain. During your course of care, your practitioner will help you to identify areas of your life that may be causing ‘Sympathetic Dominance’, as well as helping you to address them without the use of medication or other interventions.

If you choose to join our Health and Wellbeing Community, your ongoing care will enable you to maintain a better quality of life – thus reducing the level of ‘Sympathetic Dominance’ in your life.

Correcting poor spinal function on a mechanical level is essential to ensure optimal neurological function transmission between brain and body and vice-versa. This will optimise the activation of the higher cortex, which in turn will lead to greater efficiency in dampening the ‘Sympathetic Dominance’[1][2]

The massage we offer in conjunction with our chiropractic and osteopathic care is an excellent adjunct to your care – resulting in you feeling more relaxed and your body being in a much better position to heal

Want to know more and understand how we could help you manage the ‘Sympathetic Dominance’ in your life?

If you are not already a member of our Health and Wellbeing Community, ask your practitioner for more information on it – and let us look after way more than your back!

Dr Wayne Todd’s book, SD Protocol, is a brilliant place to start. Available to purchase from Alba for just £27, you could buy this book today and begin the fascinating journey into understanding how you can manage and reduce the level of ‘Sympathetic Dominance’ in your life.

We hope you have found our blogs this month interesting, and please feel free to share them with friends and family if you feel they may be of assistance. In honour of Stress Awareness Month, we are offering half price on new patient consultations, so if you know someone who would benefit from our care, please share this link with them! To take us up on our offer, simply call 01925 411005 and quote AprilStress; this offer is valid until 30 April 2018.

Look out for our Top 5 Tips for Managing your Body’s ‘Fight or Flight’ Response – coming next week!


[1] Todd, Dr W., SD Protocol – Achieve Greater Health by Learning to Balance your Physical, Chemical and Emotional Wellbeing (2015), pp.82-83.

[2] Murphy, B. & Haavik, H., ‘The Role of Spinal Manipulation in Modulating Neuroplasticity and Sensorimotor Integration’ – Replace, Repair, Restore, Relive – Bridging Clinical and Engineering Solutions in Neuro-Rehabilitation (Springer international Publishing, 2014), pp.113-115.