So many times when I speak with someone about what I do, they comment “I would hate to know what you’d find in my spine, it’s probably a mess!”. This attitude still surprises me, and you can imagine it starts an interesting conversation!
Some of the sickest people on this planet have no symptoms and “feel fine”. We all know people who seemed to be fine but then suddenly are diagnosed with a major illness. People who ‘suddenly’ have a heart attack, stroke, are told they have cancer.
Waiting for your body to give you symptoms is like waiting for a bomb to go off…everything is quiet until suddenly there is a huge impact.
The attitude “if it’s not broken, why fix it?” does not apply to the human body, but I can relate to this thinking because it’s how I used to approach my health.
Like many people, I only thought there was a problem when my body wasn’t feeling right, and I only responded to any symptoms with medications. Luckily, over 20 years ago, a shoulder injury forced me to see a Chiropractor, and from that point on everything changed. Not only my own health, but my attitude about it.
The Chiropractic approach is just that – an approach to supporting your body from the inside-out in every way. Giving the body what it needs from the top-down (neurological function from the brain through the spinal cord), as well as all the other ingredients necessary for optimal function….food, hydration, movement, love and social connections, sleep, purpose and passion!
Chiropractic is not just an adjustment or treatment for a symptom, it’s an approach to looking for the causes of problems in the body, rather than just reacting to them.
Waiting for something to happen before you take action often makes the healing take longer, and requires more investment of your time and resources.
People who choose to make chiropractic care a regular part of their life understand this, but they also see the profound changes in their health, and are more empowered to be in control of their body. It’s a beautiful thing to watch in my practice and something I will never tire of.
People often hear me say “health comes from choice, not by chance”. Choosing to honour your body and give it what it needs on a consistent basis is one of the wisest decisions you can ever make.
If you’re still struggling with some aspects of your health, ask for direction.
If I can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can.