DID YOU KNOW SYMPTOMS ARE A GOOD THING?
Imagine you just bought a new car. Now you keep driving that new car without taking it in for maintenance work. After a while the car seems to be running a little rough, just not as smooth as before, but you just attribute it to something like age, or the fact that it is cold out. Then the oil signal turns on. But we ignore this signal; maybe we’ll cover it up with a piece of tape (medication, pain killers, aspirin) because it annoys us. Then all of a sudden your engine begins to seize up and soon our car is not functioning. Now we have to bring our new car in to rebuild the engine because we failed to regularly maintain it.
What was the first symptom? The first symptom was the car not sounding right and running a little rough. The second signal was the oil light. The third signal was the engine seizing up on us.
SYMPTOMS ARE LIKE SIGNALS
Symptoms tell us when something is wrong and our bodies aren’t functioning at their optimal level. This could manifest as pain, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, ear infections, and colds.
Once you rebuild the engine it would make no sense to not change the oil again and blow up the engine, only to rebuild it again. This is very costly. This is why when we over haul or rebuild your spine with a treatment plan we want you to continue with periodic spinal checks in order to minimize subluxations so you body can function at its most optimal level of health potential.
We routinely maintain our car with oil changes regularly despite the fact that it hasn’t shown any symptoms of breaking down.
We can replace your car engine, but not your spine or nervous system and ultimately your health.
WHY DO SYMPTOMS DEVELOP?
A symptom only results from abnormally weak or damaged tissue cells. Damaged tissue occurs two ways. One is from trauma and the other is an interference of the nerve impulse from the subluxation. Cells of the body are constantly dying and being replaced as a normal life process. The interference of this normal life process by a subluxation results in the breakdown of normal tissue cells. A symptom is a warning signal sent to the brain from the tissue cell level to alert the brain that there has been damage. The most common symptom is pain, however, symptoms such as burning, tingling and numbness can also occur. Symptom threshold is different for everyone. Therefore, some people may not get symptoms until there is massive tissue destruction. The chiropractor does not treat the symptom. Our main focus is to treat the subluxation, thus allowing the nerve impulse to reach the tissue cells so the body can rebuild them with normal ones. When a sufficient amount of normal tissue has been built the symptoms will disappear, and a healthier body will prevail. Is this not better than taking drugs to merely mask the symptom while the body builds itself abnormally?