Your Body is a Machine
Your body is an amazing machine that balances itself against gravity every single day. It is a complicated process guided by your brain and achieved by your muscles holding bones in particular positions.
The simple act of standing up and walking is an incredible act of balance and co-ordination. Watch a child learning to walk and you will get some idea what is involved. Just look at the actions you take every day with your body to be blown away by the complexity and brilliance of what your body is capable of doing.
You have a unique individual posture
Every person has their own individual and unique posture. I am not talking about good posture or bad posture. I am talking about the position that your body holds itself to maintain a balanced posture against gravity.
If you are walking down the street and you see a friend in the distance you will recognize them from their body shape, size and the way they hold themselves. You also have a unique and individual posture.
To maintain that individual posture requires you to hold your body in unusual positions day after day. For example if you wore only 1 shoe to work you would be able to function but by the end of the day you would be stiff and sore.
You do the same things every day
Every day we perform the same actions over and over again. Day after day after day after day.
- What you do every morning
- how you get to work
- what you do for a job
- What you do at home
- Sports you play
- Playing on your smart phone
- looking after the kids
- sitting on the couch
The pressure builds up in your body
No matter what you do the combination of your own individual posture and the forces of the activities that you do each and every day build up in your body. How and where you get pain, stiffness and problems are determined by those 2 factors.
Obviously injuries play a part in that. If you have had a traumatic injury it will have a long lasting effect on your body and be a weak spot that repeated activities will play havoc with.
Chiropractic helps release the pressure
What the chiropractor does is identifies where your posture and activities have caused the pressure to build up and with specific techniques release that pressure allowing your body to function the way it is supposed to.
As soon as you get up from the chiropractic table you feel more mobility, less pain and a "light" feeling that often surprises people on their first adjustment. Its like the feeling when you "finally" take off those tight shoes or pants. All that tension that has been slowly building up in your body for (sometimes) years is gone. It's an amazing feeling.
How do we stop it coming back?
Simple answer is that you can't stop it coming back. Just like a car that will need ongoing services to run the way it is designed, your body requires the same.
However there are a range of things that you can do to keep your body operating at its optimum for many, many years.
- Regular Chiropractic Adjustments
- Regular Remedial Massage
- Exercise Regularly
- Yoga / Pilates
- Wear Orthotics all the time
- Throw out your thongs
- Stretch daily
- Alter your work posture
- Stop playing with your phone
- Stand up more, slouch less