Here’s a simple and provoking question for you. What’s better: To shovel out the darkness? Or turn on the light? When all your friends and family need you will you strive to remove the darkness or bring out the light?
In the familiar fable, Goldilocks tries everything until it is “just right”!
The same is valid with loading your joints and challenging your nerve system to be more coordinated and fluid. A tell-tale sign is how comfortable you feel and your tolerance. You can work your joints until tired and almost sore; you must carefully monitor overload. Building up your flexibility takes time, just like saving money for a house or retirement. And over time, your actions can promote vibrant health and wellbeing. Would you agree this is much more logical than waiting to fight disease?
‘Yes, joint function is important. Exercise to maintain flexibility is very important BUT overloading is hazardous in many ways. Maintain flexibility & with it health.’ R.J. Watkins D.C.
Now you understand that your body in motion is vital. Let’s now consider the unique joint problem known as the vertebral subluxation. Spinal joint problems are a pain because they can irritate the spine and nerve system’s special structures and reflex pathways.
Think about a sprained ankle or finger. It gets lots of attention when healing. It typically doesn’t cause nerve system overload that spill over into the rest of your body. Likewise, a sprain in your spine can also heal quickly without anything to slow your flow. Most times your body reacts to an emergency, sprains heal promptly and well.
There can, at times, be exceptions to the normal flow of repair and recovery. The exception usually comes when the sensory nerve ends start to distort nerve system messages — this is now the start of the vertebral subluxation. Imagine you’re out walking and the map you’re using suddenly drops on the floor and covered in mud. Now you can still see the route; however, your path isn’t that clear anymore.
A slip on the snowy path. A fall from a ladder. That has happened to millions of people. This time the slip or fall produces a subluxation which seems to be such a small thing. Yet the subluxation starts to manifest a change and, again, it’s is a small thing. The shift changes the flow of mental impulses. That decreased flowing is a little thing. That decreased flowing produces a dis-eased body and brain. That is a big thing for that person.
Emergency warnings into and from that segment of the spine are now garbled. Short muscles around the spine now contract and your recovery is prevented, for now! Reflex pathways to muscles, skin, and viscera are all at odds. The symptoms and signs can now include altered motion, altered sensations usually pain and abnormal sensation of the skin like tingling, pricking, chilling, burning, numbness, aberration of some or all functions served by that part of your spinal cord. If this goes on, you may notice chronic malfunction and weakness.
The Chiropractic adjustment is a small thing. The adjustment replaces the subluxation. That is a small thing. The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves. That is a little thing. The released pressure restores health to that person. That is a big thing for that person.
‘So adjusting the subluxation to release the person, restores mental impulses, restores health.’ BJ Palmer
We mean to help you find your way into the light and shine, since D.D. Plamer delivered the first adjustment Chiropractic has helped millions of people worldwide since 1895. Now is your time to join this natural health movement.