True health cannot be felt. I was just in my gym today and saw a local “Sports Medicine” doctor advertising he will make you feel better so you will play better. In my mind I started to think how absurd this is and I need to take a little time to explain.
Many medically oriented doctors just concentrate on symptoms. By masking or hiding your symptoms with medications, you have a false sense that your condition is better. The underlying disease or instability is still present. Cortisone shots actually make things worse. If you go out and do your normal activities, recreational, sports or work while on these drugs, you can cause some serious damage. The mechanics of the joint, tendons and ligaments are still compromised and are therefore more prone to injury. Some of these treatments actually weaken the structures too. The pain is meant to be a signal to you that something is wrong, but if these doctors cover up the pain, you cannot tell that you are causing more damage that can be permanent. You might play better at first because he covered up your symptoms and you can’t feel the pain, but in the long term you will not be playing better or feeling better!
Now we’re going to take this a step further to entire health and wellness. People think they have true health because they don’t have pain or “feel ok”. There are many conditions you might not have symptoms until
it is too late. Just think of going to the dentist to get your teeth checked and the doctor tells you he found a cavity. You aren’t going to tell the doctor that there is nothing wrong because there is no pain. You want the doctor to correct it so it doesn’t deteriorate.
You can be walking around with high blood pressure, clogged arteries, digestive issues, cataracts, other growing illnesses, including cancer but not know it because you don’t feel it… YET! Pain and symptoms are not a guide to tell you if you have true health. Pain and symptoms are usually the last thing to show up with an illness.
The most important thing most people don’t feel is what is called a subluxation. This is when a spinal bone, or vertebrae, moves out of place putting pressure on your nerves and interferes with the functioning of your body. Every single organ, gland and cell of your body is controlled by the functioning of your nervous system. Imagine a subluxation cutting off the life force to any of your vital organs. Can your heart function at 100% if the nerve that goes to it is compressed by 10%? Do you think you have true health if the nerve going to your lungs is compressed 20%? The answer is a resounding NO!
Wouldn’t you want your body to be able to function as close to 100% by removing the subluxations? Doesn’t it make sense that true function brings true health? Chiropractors are the only health professionals that are trained to detect and correct subluxations to bring optimal function and true health to you.
Just because you don’t feel it doesn’t mean you are healthy! Are you ready to experience true health? Contact Freehold Chiropractor Dr. Russell Brokstein at Hometown Family Wellness Center at 732-780-0044.