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If you’ve ever dismissed chiropractic care because you have no back pain, read on. The whole body is truly connected, and anyone who has ever teared up after stubbing their little toe has experienced it for themselves.

So how do spinal misalignments affect the body – with or without pain? It’s all about connections – and awareness.

What are we Missing?

In terms of the nervous system, we are aware of less than 3% of what’s going on in our bodies. So for every sensation you note – every tickle, touch, prickle, tingle, stab of pain, whatever – you’re missing 97% of what else is going on in your body.

Unfortunately, most people rely on that 3% – the symptoms – to tell them if they are healthy or not. If you are in pain, it’s critical that you don’t ignore or block it. Pain is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong.

Can you feel your liver processing fat molecules? When you eat a donut, do you know how much insulin to secrete to store the sugar in your body? When was the last time you thought about converting and exchanging a couple of oxygen molecules for carbon dioxide molecules? The list goes on and on!

There are millions of processes occurring in the body every second. If these processes are not working correctly, over time, disease will manifest. If we wait for a disease to manifest and try to deal with it at that point, it is invariably much more costly and difficult.

What’s the Alternative?

It’s simple, really. It’s communicating with all the parts of the body, thus continuing to constantly create our bodies in a healthy manner. You’re the one who decides how you’ll take care of yourself.

Relying on pain to tell you when there is a problem is not a healthy way to live. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis have usually been manifesting as poor physiology in the body for 10 to 25 years before they become apparent as physical disease.

The Takeaway

Your spinal nerves are like a water hose. If you have a kink in the water hose, you get 40% water pressure out instead of 100%. If you have pressure (or a kink) on your spinal nerves, the same applies. You get 40% communication to your vital organs and muscles.

Health is all about proper function, and that means complete communication between the brain and the rest of the body for complete physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Health is so much more than “feeling good.” And now that you know this, how will you take care of yours? You could start with a consultation with Dr. McSweeney!