We now come to the crux of the matter. This is what all chiropractors are taught to deal with: To eradicate, to eliminate, to remove, to abolish, to correct.It is a difficult topic especially for those who have learned to simply get a little relief on an occasional basis. THIS is our mission…
I would like to expand on those strange words I been using – the Vertebral Subluxation. In simple terms, it is an error in the function or a misalignment of some of the spinal vertebrae that then compromises the function of your Nervous System. These Vertebral Subluxations are most often painless but do cause interference in the manner in which your nervous system transmits information all over your body.
This means that any distortion in the function and alignment of your spine will cause your nervous system to malfunction.
This will eventually produce a state of disease in your body. Much research has been done on this relationship. Chiropractors have spent years studying how to locate and correct these Vertebral Subluxations of the spine, thereby allowing your nervous system to function optimately. This eventually reconnects you to the Power that runs your body — all without drugs or surgery. That is absobloodylutely amazing! Think about it for a moment. Your body is designed to heal all by itself. Incredible!
Ok……it all seems so easy. Allow me to delve into this a little further: Most patients do not realize that a Vertebral Subluxation is a habit. It is a habit your nervous system has learned over the years in order to deal with this entity on its own. It is a neurological pattern and a bad one. And you’ve learned it incredibly well! You’ve had years of practice!
Consider this for a moment: If you’ve had a Vertebral Subluxation in your spine for 30 years or so, and it has affected your bowel function, your breathing, and the strength in your arms, do you think that a few adjustments will take care of it? If you think “yes”, then you are in for a reality check.
Some Vertebral Subluxations can take years to be corrected.
Yes, I did say “years?” Yes. Years!
Sometimes, only partial correction is possible. It is for this very reason that we often place patients on a strict schedule of Corrective and Wellness care. Think of it this way: If I was to ask you to throw a dart at a dartboard 30 feet away, would be better to have you practice throwing the dart once/week or as often as possible. The answer is obvious.
I will continue this line of thinking in the next issue!
Dr Daniel Bronstein is the clinic director of Beacon Chiropractic in Grover Beach CA and specializes in the chiropractic care of children and pregnant mommas. He is Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and devotes the core of practice to helping children and families live healthy lives.