As I was scrolling through Facebook this morning I saw a post about how pain killers are like ignoring the “check engine light” on your car. The point of the post is that pain is an indicator that something is wrong inside of your body. Pain comes in many ways too; back pain, headaches, gut pain. Pain is an indicator that some dysfunction is happening inside you. Medicines are often designed to take away the symptoms of the pain but not to heal the source of the pain. In fact we all know that no drug is free of side effects, for which medicine decides you will just need to have another drug to counteract the effects of this or that drug. This is how people end up on high numbers of prescription drugs, many of which are life long once they start. Did you know that prescription drugs have been recognized as the 4th leading cause of death in the United States? (1) Scary right? Well, there is is good news, you don’t have to live in a world of prescription drugs! Doesn’t that sound amazing! How is this possible? Well, your body is very intelligent, it keeps you alive 24/7. Your body keeps you alive when you sleep, wakes you up in the morning, grows your hair, digests your food… Have you ever thought about how amazing that is or how it is possible? I think about it a lot. I am forever amazed by the human body and that is why I am a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic. No other medical profession recognizes the Innate Intelligence of the body like a Chiropractor. Chiropractic holds a recognition based on a deep understanding of science that there is a place where Human Intelligence begins. Human Intelligence begins in your brain. This Intelligence, your Innate Intelligence, is transmitted from your brain, down your spine, to your body and back again via your nervous system. The nervous system is protected by every bone in your body. Chiropractors focus on creating joint motion and bony alignment of the spine because we know that they affect the health of the nervous system. Joints that don’t move become unhealthy joints. Unhealthy joints, especially spinal joints, interfere with the transmission of information between the brain and the body. When information cannot be transmitted to your brain, it cannot be processed and no feedback is given to your body about it; that information is lost and a glitch in your system begins, Chiropractors call that glitch a Subluxation. Subluxations interfere with your Innate Intelligence by interfering with the transmission of information between your brain and your body. Chiropractors correct Subluxations. A Subluxation free body is a body free in interference and a body full of life! When nothing is interfering with your nervous system your body is able to manage itself and you get to be healthy as a result! No medicine will ever do that for you.
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