Many people believe in the idea that “If it’s not broke, there’s no need to fix it”. Oftentimes, after the pain is gone and symptoms subside, we think that our body is 100% “healed” and there’s no need for follow-up checkups and preventive care.
This belief often results in a relapse into the original problem for countless patients. Why is that?
Health problems and injuries are likely to recur if you are just treating symptoms rather than getting to the underlying cause of the problem. Taking over-the-counter medication and prescription drugs only ‘artificially’ reduces inflammation or helps in numbing the pain. Because of the instant relief that you get, this tricks your brain that you are getting okay, but then after a while the problem comes back over again.
This is the truth— just because you are feeling ‘better’ does not mean the problem is gone. Just because the pain went away for a while, does not mean the injury has been healed or corrected.
What is the underlying cause that I need to correct to achieve true healing?
One of the most common underlying causes for many health problems and injuries is a condition known as vertebral subluxation. Also known as spinal subluxations, these are misalignments in the spine that interferes with the nerve signals that travel from the brain through the spinal cord, onto every part of the body and vice versa.
When nerve interference happens, it can affect your body ANYWHERE. For example, interference in cervical nerves (found in the neck area) can affect the function of your heart, lungs, shoulders, arms, wrists and fingers. Nerves connected to the lumbar region (lower back) can affect the bladder, bowel, hips, legs and feet.
Subluxations can lie undetected for decades because on the first stages, you may not feel any pain. But as long as you have these in your spine, it can cause unexplained recurring problems in the areas controlled by the affected nerves.
In the long run, symptoms appear more obvious and the smallest discomfort can turn into pain. Of course no one wants that to happen. This is why chiropractors like us exist. Chiropractic is a corrective and preventive type of care for your spine. To eliminate recurring health problems, a healthy, ever-flowing nerve supply is needed for the the body to consistently adapt to life’s everyday stressors. It allows the body to heal, regenerate and strengthen with it’s own innate power and intelligence without relying on drugs and any form of chemicals.
How long will it take for this problem to be corrected?
One cannot expect to get healed in an instant especially if the spinal problem has been there for years. Thankfully, a chiropractic care plan may produce optimal improvement in a matter of months, sometimes weeks. However, just adjusting the patient’s spine in a few sessions is far from complete. Usually the spine needs retraining with good posture necessary for lasting spinal changes. Patients with poor posture will likely experience recurring problems after some major physical, chemical and mental stress. Without some type of ongoing supportive care like Chiropractic, the weakened area remains prone to re-injury.
If a recurrence occurs, or you would like to get ahead and minimise the chance of this, you are welcome to get in touch. We are here to help.