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Consideration Soup

Posted: September 11, 2017
By: Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord,


       Chiropractic affects everything in your body, but everything chiropractic affects is also affected by other things as well.  Spinal interference affects your entire body because your nervous system controls and coordinates everything in your body, but other factors affect your body and your life as well.  Your health and how you feel ends up being one big consideration soup.

         Lots of things go in a soup, but regardless of the meat or veggies or herbs, you need a broth. It is the base of any soup and holds all the other ingredients together. Your body’s broth is your nervous system and its ability to communicate the Innate Intelligence that created you and continues to run you.  Without a base to connect everything, you can’t have soup and you can’t have life. If we consider other ingredients in the soup, we find a number of environmental and circumstantial factors that will affect the how the soup tastes and how your body feels.  Let’s take a look at some of the more common stresses and concerns that affect your health.

         Chemical stress: This ranges from what you eat and drink to all the chemicals you are exposed to throughout your day and night.  Dietary issues alone can cause inflammation in your body, so anything you eat or drink that causes your immune system to try to protect and heal you, deserves a thorough investigation. If your body is reacting to foreign substances such as processed food with artificial ingredients or stimulants, you stand a good chance of having pain because your body is simply trying to slow you down while you address the cause. We are also exposed to a barrage of other chemicals, ranging from bathroom and cleaning products to building and machine waste products.  Anything that forces your body to turn on its fight or flight defenses is worth a closer look, so spend some time learning about the foreign substances you are exposed to on a regular basis.  And don’t assume that just because it is approved by the government or endorsed by a particular group that something is ok for you because this is often not the case.

         Physical stress:  The factor relates to all the physical things we do, both active and passive.  Active things would include poor exercise habits, overuse syndromes, and fatigue in general.  Passive physical stresses might include ergonomic issues such as a bad bed, pillow, chair or couch. They might be happening at work, home or even during recreation and sometimes they are cleverly disguised as our favorite hobby.  Either way, if our body needs to adapt to a less than ideal situation long enough, it physically changes as well and can result in long term limitations that hold back the rest of your health.  Pay more attention to what you make your body do and you will get a better appreciation for what it goes through, giving you an opportunity to improve it along the way.

         Emotional stress: This one is harder to relate to because you can’t see it.  You can feel it and anticipate it but you often have nothing to show for it.  It can wear you down over time like water drills a hole into a rock, but you can’t point to it and it’s different for everyone, because it’s all about perception.  One person’s gold is another one’s garbage, so a crossword puzzle could give one person an entertaining hour but give another person a migraine.  After all, if someone swore at you in Portuguese, you would have to know the language to be insulted by it.  Take some time to find out what really matters and limit the things that can tax your mind necessarily.

         There are times when unrealistic expectations can otherwise cause valid things to get blamed that don’t deserve it.  There will always be people who won’t lose weight when they work out or high blood pressure that doesn’t reduce with diet changes but neither takes away from the importance of exercise and diet.  Chiropractic can also be blamed for things it can’t or shouldn’t do.  For example, someone could receive essential chiropractic care expecting to feel better but if they are inflamed from their lifestyle and are adapting to their limitations as good as possible, they could still continue to have chronic conditions and pain that limit them as well.

         Understanding all the ingredients in your consideration soup will help you appreciate everything that your body deals with, and help you assign blame where it actually belongs.  Maybe it’s the turnip that’s causing the foul taste and not the broth and maybe it’s the gluten causing your pain instead of the interference, but don’t blame the broth holding the soup together and don’t blame the intelligence keeping you alive and holding you together. 

Just know that no matter what other ingredients there are, your soup of life will always be better in a broth made with Chiropractic.   Bon Appetit!

When Am I Going To Get Better?

Posted: September 4, 2017
By: Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord,


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.