You walk into your Chiropractor's office, hop on a table and point to where it hurts. But the Chiropractor adjusts a totally different part of your spine… not even close to where you feel the pain. Why is that?
There's an old saying that goes when you step on a dog's tail, it barks out the other end. In Chiropractic, that means where you hurt (the bark) isn't necessarily where the problem is (the tail). Many times the symptom you feel in one area is due to a remote cause. For example, someone with sciatica may feel pain down their leg, but the cause of the problem is a Vertebral Subluxation in their spine.
Chiropractors recognize that if you address the cause of the symptom, the body will no longer have need to produce it. That's why Chiropractors focus on fixing underlying problems and not superficial effects. Chasing after symptoms is like a dog chasing its own tail – spinning around and around until it gets dizzy, confused and frustrated. It's much smarter to address the underlying cause from the start.
If you ever want to observe perfect biomechanics, watch a toddler pick up a toy from the floor. You'll never see them bending over, moaning in agony like an old man. They drop their hips, maintain a perfect center of gravity while lowering themselves, then pop right back up with the ease of an Olympic lifter.
Interestingly enough, they never attended an 'ergonomics' class to acquire such perfect form. Their little bodies are innately designed to do it - and at one time in your life, your body worked like that too. You were able to lift, bend, sit, walk, run, sleep and with perfect, innate biomechanics. But somewhere along the way, your body picked up bad habits and compensated movements that now create pain and physical limitations in your daily Life.
If PAIN is your body forgetting how to line up and move the way it was originally designed to, HEALTH is the return to the original blueprint. If you want to get your Life back, remind your body how it was meant to function. Sounds like the perfect job for a Chiropractor.