I have a sore back. It’s been sore for about 2 weeks now. As a Chiropractor, you might think that this is quite ironic. Aren’t we supposed to fix backs and necks? Shouldn’t my back be one of the healthiest around?
I would beg to differ that it’s ironic that I have a sore back. As a Chiropractor my job IS NOT to fix you, your back or your neck. My job is to enhance your life. To help your body and your brain respond effectively and efficiently to your circumstances both internal and external. Here’s the deal, Chiropractic always works. Each adjustment clears the way for your nervous system to be highly responsive to its stressors - physical, chemical and emotional. Does this mean your pain will go away? Maybe. Does this mean you’ll feel better? Probably, but it’s not a given. Does it mean your body will function better? Heck yes it will!
Back to my sore back. My self-care is quite good. I get adjusted weekly, have massages bi-weekly, and I have upped my stretching routine. I meditate and exercise and for the most part eat pretty well. But, I am the mother of a one year old so I don’t sleep as much as I should. I own a business, which comes with it’s own stressors. I probably have drunk a little too much wine in the last few weeks. My back pain is a manifestation of my inability to adapt to these stressors, and it’s up to me to get back to balance. It’s not up to my chiropractor or my massage therapist or personal trainer or therapist or spouse. I want to utilize all these people because health is a team sport, but I know that I’m the star of the team, and without my consistent input the others on the team can only do so much.
So I’m here asking you, are you being the star of your team? Are you stepping up for yourself and recognizing where you could be serving yourself better?
Peace, Love and Wellness,