Startling fact: Over 30 million Americans suffer from discomfort at any given time.
Difficulty in managing discomfort and pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Not feeling great is so prevalent in our modern times that it's actually considered the norm!
Think about this for a moment. When we accept not feeling in prime physical condition all of the time, we are essentially saying “okay” to a life that is not reaching its full potential. We are saying “oh well, that’s life” to discomfort and condemning ourselves to a life full of chronic aches and pains.
The truth is that we should NOT be so accepting of a problem that affects our lives so deeply, especially when there is a solution.
The Root of Pain
Pain is a difficult concept because only you alone can feel it. The only way to describe it is by using words, which are a poor substitute for what you feel inside.
Pain is registered in the nervous system. The sensory nerves send impulses about what is happening in your environment to the brain via the spinal cord. The brain then sends information to the motor nerves to perform actions. Different sensory nerve fibers respond to different stimuli and create chemical responses which determine how the sensations are felt. Some nerves send signals for a light soft touch, others respond to deep or penetrating touch. This entire process happens in milliseconds.
The spinal cord is like the superhighway of the nervous system. It is comprised of a vast complex of nerves which transmit many different kinds of signals to and from the brain in every moment. When the brain receives the pain signal it gets filed into your brain’s “library” and a certain emotion becomes associated with that signal. This is a very simple explanation of course. The process gets more complicated because the pain that is occurring will affect surrounding areas, or other parts of the body system. If you are familiar with referring pain, this is such a case. The pain is actually pointing to another problem somewhere else in the body.
Where one area is suffering, other areas don’t function properly or reach their full potential either. Additionally, when you are feeling discomfort, your mental state is affected too. It is more difficult to concentrate and be present in your daily life.
As chiropractors, we believe that pain should not be assumed normal. We know there are options to relieve it and we can help you discover those options.
Balance in the Key
We too frequently forget the importance of balancing our physical and emotional well-being. We live in a fast paced, over stimulated culture and neglect our physical and mental needs. We easily go days or weeks without listening to the discomfort messages of the body. When we do finally realize that something is wrong we want the fastest remedy available such as prescription drugs. However, once the drug wears off, the cycle begins again.
By taking the time to get chiropractic corrective care you are taking the first step to achieving optimal health for you entire body. Imagine how good you will feel when you are able to live your life without dysfunction and stress. When our bodies are in balance we are able to enjoy the things that are truly important to us-our family, friends, activities, and hobbies.
Together we can determine the root cause of the dysfunction. We can offer long term solutions. If you are ready to live a life of balance and harmony-allowing your body to heal using its innate ability, call 970-641-2818, or contact us through our website at http://www.simschiropractic.com/page/contact.html