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Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Your Spine And Your Emotions

Kurt Cobain talking about his back pain

Nirvana’s rock album, Nevermind, turned twenty-five this month. Many say the album defined music in the 1990s, and the life and death of lead singer, Kurt Cobain, also had a significant cultural impact. I remember listening to that album quite frequently and also being shocked by his passing as many were.

In a recent article published by the Daily Beast about the anniversary of this album, there was a very interesting quote from Kurt Cobain relative to the spine and healing.

“My body is damaged from music in two ways,” Cobain would explain later in 1993. “I have a red irritation in my stomach. It’s psychosomatic, caused by all the anger and the screaming. I have scoliosis, where the curvature of your spine is bent, and the weight of my guitar has made it worse. I’m always in pain, and that adds to the anger in our music.”

Cobain is echoing what we’ve said time and time again: the shape, position tension and tone of your spine significantly impacts the shape, position, tension and tone of your life.

As the nervous system works to adapt to the physical, emotional, and chemical events of our lives, certain repetitive neural behaviors occur, especially if the body fails to adapt or is pushed beyond its adaptive capacity. Those behavioral stresses in the nerve system create changes in muscular and connective tissue, tension and behavior. Over time those changes also affect our structure by bringing about structural shifts in the position of the vertebrae and curvatures.

When people have structural shifts it creates a chain reaction of additional behavioral responses throughout the neurological and muscular system. In addition, the vibrational state of your physiology is altered by changes in the tone of your neuro-skeleton.

The tension and tone of your NeuroStructural system is the window through which you experience your conscious reality. The NeuroStructural system makes your organs work and your body parts able to move, as well as creates the lens through which you see the world, receive information, receive sensory signals, and express yourself. If that lens gets distorted, as Kurt Cobain experienced, it can, sometimes very drastically, shift the emotional lens through which you process the world.

Late NIH researcher, Candice Pert, PhD, wrote about this in her book, Molecules of Emotion:

A chicken and the egg process continues to ensue in a loop as the NeuroStructural structural shifts and NeuroStructural behavioral shifts impact our perception of life, and our quality of life.

Make sure you’re living life at the fullest by having a NeuroStructural system free of obstructions. Contact our office today to have a free conversation about what could be done to examine your NeuroStructural System and see what kind of help would be best.

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By Dr. Daniel KnowlesSeptember 30, 2016

One thought on “Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Your Spine And Your Emotions

  1. Liz

    I am so glad to see Dr. Laura still in the picture. Cant wait till she is in the office again. I love you guys but I also think she is really good too.

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