Young fern shoots are flexible and supple as compared to the old, fallen leaves and brittle tree branches that surround them in early spring. The former is full of Life and potential, the later – devoid of it. The same can be said for your spine and your health.
Does it take a while for you to get going in the morning? Are your joints stiff and achy when you first wake up, and take a few hours to loosen? Stiff, tired joints can leave you feeling and acting much older than you are.
Transforming into a stronger, healthier version of yourself doesn’t come overnight. It takes work, sacrifice and sometimes a bit of suffering to experience change for the good. Take Marine Corps training as an example…
The Sixth Principle in Chiropractic states there is no process which does not require time, including the healing process. BJ Palmer (the developer of Chiropractic) believed that with time and clarity in the nerve system, the body could heal itself in just about any situation.
Can a car with bad alignment still be driven? Yes – but it will never steer to its potential. How about one running on 5 cylinders instead of 6? Yes, it too can get you from point A to point B – but it will never accelerate to its potential.
When you get a paper cut, the natural thing to do (after getting over the intense pain) is clean it up and put a Band Aid on it to protect it from getting irritated. After a few days when the bandage comes off, the cut is hardly noticeable. The question is, did the Band Aid do the healing?
There are still some MD’s who get into a tizzy when they find out their patient is seeing a Chiropractor. “Don’t let them touch your neck!” is the tongue lashing you’ll hear before trying to exit the exam room with some sense dignity left.
The weight of a dime, 8-10 mm of Hg, that’s all it takes to drain normal nerve transmission to a trickle. Stretching a nerve by as little as 6% can also decrease it’s signal strength by 70%. So what does that mean for you?