Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord DC, DPhCS
If you have already started your chiropractic care, it’s too late. You are better. And you will continue getting better as long as you continue to have the interference removed that has been holding you back your entire life, not just when your symptoms started. Getting better only starts when you start to address what is holding back the Innate Intelligence that is behind all life. Conversely, getting worse happens when we stop having interference removed from our life, essentially ignoring the power that provides all our potential to heal.
What most people mean by getting better is when will their particular concern go away. Well, let’s put it into perspective. No matter where you go to have anything go away, no one can tell you how anything will go specifically in you. If they do, they are guessing because every single person is unique and responds differently because our symptoms are as unique as the conditions behind them. How many different ways can people feel with heart disease or cancer? It’s the same way with nerve interference.
The one concern you should hope doesn’t go away, is the concern for whether or not your body is working at its best without interference to the intelligence that runs it. This interference happens at the spinal junction between your brain and your body. When bones misalign from normal positions controlled by your Innate Intelligence, they interfere with every process, condition and experience in your body. They happen early in life and if they aren’t addressed, your body just gets used to being less than it is capable of, floating around on Plan B: surviving instead of THRIVING.
When you receive this special type of care, your body immediately moves to a higher level of function. It doesn’t have a choice! It waits for every opportunity to work better and it jumps at the chance to use a constructive force to catapult itself to a better state, and the chiropractic adjustment is especially made for it. When a misaligned bone shifts towards normal, this allows the communication in your body to work properly by shifting everything else in your body towards normal as well.
Things brings up a concept that is SO IMPORTANT, many people have discontinued their care before they could receive the true benefits they so desperately need and deserve. It’s the principle of time. Pertaining to your body, every process within you requires time and there is momentum going on, whether you are aware of it or not. The longer your body has been in a certain state, the harder and longer it takes to move to another state. If you haven’t been eating right, getting exercise or having your spinal interference removed, your body has gotten used to a state of disrepair.
As we begin to address your spinal dysfunction, you could feel anything at first. Some people feel immediately better, like how a first work out can feel refreshing. Some people feel a change in symptoms as they move around their body, like feeling muscles for the first time with a new workout. Some people feel worse at first while their body has to work differently, like getting off the couch and going for a run. Regardless, all of these scenarios will see someone through to a better place as time goes on and your body literally has to get used to true normal again while it heals, possibly for the first time.
Of all the experiences, the hardest one for people to relate to is when they don’t feel any different at all. They begin this new thing, they know it’s good for them and they are just waiting for the first sign of feeling better. There are only really two possibilities: It will take more time for their body to heal before they feel a difference or they simply have another cause for their symptoms. It is not uncommon for someone to not feel a change in their symptoms for months or even a year or more. In fact, it takes up to 3-4 years for most of your body to completely change from whatever new habit we start.
If your symptoms are coming from another cause, the last thing you should want is interference to your master system that affects everything in your body. Either way, there is no way to receive the full benefits of chiropractic until you take the time to let time heal you and then continue to let your body be its best in a way nothing else can provide for you. No matter what other stresses there are in your life, your ability to handle all stress is improved with your Chiropractic care. It has been said that you cannot change the wind but you can adjust the sails. There are many winds that blow our boats around in this day and age but if you stay the course with Chiropractic, you will always be pointed away from the storm.