• Jade Cunningham

I'm not in pain, so why should I see you guys?

Unfortunately, most of our clients first come to see us when they’re already in pain. In some cases they’ve only been feeling that way for a few weeks, but more often than not they’ve been experiencing this pain for years, if not decades!

You might be thinking, ‘why would I seek care if I'm not in pain?’ This is a mindset that many of our clients have when they first start care, and one of our biggest challenges is to change that mindset, to help people understand why they should be under care even when they feel fantastic!

You brush your teeth twice a day. Even if your teeth are in perfect condition, you still brush them twice a day to keep them in that condition. This is because we eat and drink lots of different things throughout the day, so our teeth need regular maintenance to remain healthy. Your nervous system and the rest of your body is exactly the same.

Before we even start discussing the stresses of daily life, there's one other force acting on all of us constantly, and that alone means we should all be getting regular adjustments. That force is gravity, and it's acting upon us 24/7. Pair that with other, seemingly innocuous stresses experienced daily, such as commuting to work, extended periods sitting at a desk, lifting heavy objects etc, and it means that our body has to deal with a lot!

As mentioned in my previous blog, pain doesn't appear out of nowhere, it's the one thousandth straw that broke the camel's back and led to a breakdown somewhere within the body. So if you only seek care after the 1000 straws have been added, you’ve got a much bigger problem to deal with.

Studies have shown that regular adjustments can improve the communication between your brain and body, so your brian is more aware of what your body is doing, and can respond more accurately to any changes that occur. Any dysfunction within the spine can have a knock-on effect on your limbs, and your brain's perception of where they are in space, meaning that your brain doesn't have an accurate image of what your body is doing, which can increase your risk of falls or injury.

Receiving regular adjustments helps ensure your spine is moving correctly, and your brain and body are communicating as effectively and accurately as possible. This can help improve your balance, coordination and ability to respond to small changes in your environment, helping you be less clumsy, improve your posture, and decrease your risk of developing chronic pain symptoms.

If you’d like to find out more about how well your brain and spine are functioning, why not book in for a free discovery visit with one of our clinicians and see the results for yourself!

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