I often hear people say, I don’t need to see a chiropractor because I’m not in any pain. 𝐈𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧? This is like saying, “Just because I’m skinny, I’m healthy!“ I don’t believe this to be true. I think this misconception has developed because it’s been constantly drilled into us that we only see a doctor or healthcare professional when we are sick or injured. Yes, in some cases this can be true.
In order to truly understand what the ‘preservation of health’ actually looks like, I think there is one important thing we need to actually grasp about what HEALTH is: “𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 just 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥, 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠.” The physical feeling of a disease or niggle may have spent ages manifesting and you weren’t even aware of it. I don’t have time to exercise because work is too hectic; Yes I have bad posture… so? I will see the chiropractor when I get to a 10/10 pain rating or when my pain killers run out.” Sound familiar? But the reality is, this all has a direct effect on the homeostasis of our bodies. And this is where chiropractic comes in.
C𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐮𝐦. So the next time you get that physical feeling or niggle that whispers to you, don’t ignore it. Be proactive and listen to your body and you won’t have to hear it scream