Life can feel like a boxing match. The stress of daily responsibilities, mental fatigue and the loss of health can beat you down. But there's one thing in your corner that helps you overcome it - your innate intelligence.
While uncertainty dominates today's world, certainty prevails INSIDE your nerve system. Regardless of the battles you have in your Life - physical, mental or spiritual - you DO possess a remarkable INNATE ability to adapt and conquer them. Chiropractic was founded on the principle that as long as your Nerve System remains patent, your inner wisdom can spar with any challenge. Some call it 'Nature' others 'Chi' but what ever the name, that Power has been with you from the moment you were born, orchestrating all the steps required to keep you alive and well, successfully maintaining your existence.
The more clear your Nerve System, the greater your ability to go toe to toe with Life's challenges. When stress hits you hard, hit back with Chiropractic to assure your Nerve System is clear and ready for any fight. Innate is in your corner, getting you through the most difficult times.
If you decide to take up golf without investing in a few lessons first (like our friend former NBA All Star, Charles Barkley did) you're bound to develop some bad habits. And once those bad habits get locked into muscle memory, don't expect a few training sessions to fix it! It's going to take time and repetition to undo the damage.
Likewise, if your spine develops poor alignment and dysfunction from years of bad habits (i.e. not being checked for Subluxations regularly), don't expect a few sessions at the Chiropractor's to reverse the damage. A corrective care schedule is likely needed to re-train 'normal' back into your spine - undoing years of structural weakness, faulty muscle memory and abnormal motion. The good news? Just like proper training and practice can eventually improve a bad golf swing, proper adjustments and a consistent schedule can improve poor spinal mechanics - reducing the threat of bigger problems down the road.
Undoing bad habits takes time, effort and commitment. But with the right coaching, hard work and a strong desire to change - you can get it done. Make sure you follow the recommended care plan developed by your Chiropractor to get the results you're hoping for.
It's just a golf tee, a small piece of wood barely weighing an ounce. But when you bent to pick it up after finishing the last hole, it may as well have been a 300 lb barbell. You felt your back pop and now the searing spasm is setting in. How could such a little thing cause such a big problem?
What you didn't realize is your spine had been going bad for some time now. At some point, your vertebrae lost their alignment - possibly a few months ago from a minor slip or maybe from years of neglect. Subtle nerve pressure ensued (subluxation) and now your muscles are doing just about all they can to keep you upright. Bending over on the 9th green was literally the last tee that broke the camel's back.
When a minor act turns into a major injury, it's not what you did that concerns your Chiropractor the most - it's what you're NOT doing that does. Let it be a lesson to pay more attention to the maintenance needs of your spine. Do the smart thing - stay regular with your spinal adjustments to prevent a repeat event.