ANY TIME A BONE IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT IN THE SPINE, SOME PART OF YOUR BODY IS SICK.
When a subluxation (bone out of alignment, irritating a nerve, causing a problem) first occurs, it is referred to as a Phase 1. These are the easiest to correct. If a Phase 1 goes unnoticed, the bones eventually begin to rub, grind, and wear down the joint. Think of it like a car with the alignment off.
Small problems in the beginning lead to big problems later. This leads to Phase 2, which is more commonly called decay or ARTHRITIS.
(Side note: A patient came to my office who had pain in one knee that had been diagnosed as arthritis. When she asked the doctor what caused it, he gave the usual answer: “old age.” So I politely asked her, “How old is the other knee?” Shouldn’t they both have arthritis?)
When I measured her on our bilateral weight scales, it turns out that she was twenty pounds heavier on one side because her lower back and pelvis were twisted. Twenty pounds! Think about this. If she’s taking 2,000 steps a day like most people, multiplied by a twenty pound difference per step, that’s an extra 40,000 pounds per day on the bad knee! Is it any wonder that she has arthritis only on one side?
But we have arthritis pills to fix that, right? Remember, I’m just trying to get you thinking here!
If a Phase 2 continues, eventually we get Phase 3, which is fusion. Permanent damage.
How Does a Subluxation Get There In The First Place? While many people end up with traumatically induced subluxations through car accidents, slip-and-falls, and sports-related injuries, many of them are simply a product of our daily lives.
Humans are weird. We sleep in weird positions, we sit in weird positions at work with our legs crossed, we slump and slouch while watching TV for hours at a time, and we have wicked head-forward posture from hours of texting and checking social media!
All of these little things can gradually lead to bones out of alignment, which can then be an accident waiting to happen. We all know someone who bent over to pick up a newspaper and their whole back went out. Was the newspaper too heavy? Doubtful.
They simply had a problem in the spine that they weren’t aware of, but it finally built up to the point where a newspaper is all took to “break the camel’s back.” Early detection is the way to go.
Okay, What If I Have A Subluxation? Do I Have To Get “Popped”?
Great question! First of all, we have to determine for sure whether or not you have any issues that we can treat and if we can accept you as a patient. Let’s face it: as much as I’d love to be able to help everyone who walks in my door, there are problems that chiropractic simply can’t fix.
Once I've determined if you have a problem chiropractic can fix, I'll make my recommendations and it's up to you to decided what to do next!
Thanks for hanging in there through the 3 Hidden Secrets to Health!