The ability to adapt
I got a wonderful email from a patient of mine this morning. He is relatively new to care, Dutch, and a business professional.
He came in because he periodically gets debilitating back pain, to the point that he cannot move for two weeks. He finally sought care out of a recommendation from SOMEONE I DON’T KNOW.
That is a compliment right there. Someone heard of me from another source, and recommended a totally different person to me. This is very moving and an extreme honor for me.
He’s been under care for about three weeks. He hasn’t had any recurrence of the spasms, but he has continued to feel stiff and pain in the low back while attending Vinyasa yoga.
Yesterday, I helped him release a subluxation pattern, the access points of which were left L3, left T3, right C3. The points were very clear to me, which is a good sign that we’re on the right track.
A Sound Adjustment
Happily, he emailed me last night to thank me, that he really noticed a change today in his practice and feels particularly healthy.
I am super pleased about this, and I thanked him for this update. I am also aware that, while this is a great report, our bodies follow a healing pattern that rarely follows a straight line, nor a predictable timeline. So I am aware that he’s not out of the woods yet.
The main thing is he seems committed to his health and is willing to weather the highs and lows. When someone is committed to stay the course, despite how they feel from day to day, this is usually how I can tell that someone will be able to take charge of their health. This is when I can tell they will be able to progress to states of awareness and flexibility that have been previously been unknown to them.
Health is a process.
It isn’t a “one day I was healthy, the next day I was sick,” kind of thing — although sometimes it feels that way.
I am looking forward to helping my patient on this facinating, interesting patht that is the optimal healthy expression of body, mind and spirit, as long as he allows me the honor to do so.
Who is helping you?
Last night, I held my third Functional Forum in Amsterdam, and there was a doc who made an observation: people take better care of their cars than they do their body.
He posed the question: what if you only brought your car in to get serviced when it couldn’t function anymore? Where would you be if you didn’t listen to the little changes, the little noises, the lag in pickup, and keep it tuned up?
We count on the fact that our bodies are self-healing mechanisms, and they are.
But when the body fails to self-heal, when the nagging lack of repair just doesn’t go away, what is keeping you from seeking help?
Who is traveling the bumpy road of life with you, to help you spot the possible potholes and sharp turns?
Who is helping you optimize your engine control unit, ECU’s communication with the workings of your car (i.e., your brain and body).
We All Need Somebody
As the song goes, “We all need somebody to lean on.” Who is helping you find the answers that are right for you?
True health is expressed when the body and mind are flexible and adaptable to the stresses in the environment.
Chiropractic and Neuroplasticity
Chiropractic is all about helping your nervous system be as flexible, adaptable, and “plastic” as it can be, so it can not only communicate with your body properly, but improve its own function and capacity.
Each chiropractic adjustment builds on the last. Each adjustment builds momentum in your body and mind.
The reason it is so hard to predict how fast or how well someone will “heal,” is because when two people show up with the same symptoms, they don’t show up with the same past, nor the same life trajectory.
It is difficult how quickly they will build that healthy momentum.
I Can Help You Build That Momentum
But I can help you with that trajectory. I am honored to help. It is what makes me happy, to see you blossom into the best you that you can be.
I hope you reach out to talk to me about chiropractic. If you’re in the Amsterdam area, to speak to me or to schedule an appoinment, you can go to my office website here.
Have a healthy, loving day, filled with joy.