Sizing Up Symptoms

Sizing Up Symptoms

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The body is an amazing machine. When things go astray, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning, like a light bulb blowing. Instead it sends us little signals letting us know that something is amiss.

Symptoms are your body’s way of letting you know that there is a problem. Your body sends physical signs and symptoms to alert you to deeper imbalances. Taking the time to figure out what your body is trying to tell you is always better than simply popping a pill and hoping the symptoms just go away. In reality, this is just diverting your brain’s attention from the problem. 

You might feel better, but the problem remains, and your health continues to diminish. Ideally, we want to get to the cause of the problem, not just suppress the symptom (although very unpleasant) which is the end result of ill health. 

But many people ignore these subtle signs that their body isn’t functioning at its best. Even worse, they think that the symptom is “normal”, “common” or “age related”. Symptoms are the warning signal telling you there is dysfunction in your body. Not unlike the engine light on your vehicle dashboard! Remember, the problem isn’t the light bulb (symptom) itself – it is the problem causing the engine light or symptom to come on. This is where chiropractic can help! 

 The nervous system heals, controls, regulates and coordinates the function of your ENTIRE body. Therefore, it is crucial that it is working properly. If you are symptomatic, once your system is functioning more optimally it is likely that your body will no longer need to send you these signals as you’ve dealt to the underlying cause. 

So what if you don’t have any symptoms? Does that mean you’re healthy? Health is a state of optimum physical functioning, spiritual enlightenment, social wellbeing, mental aptitude. Health is not merely the absence of symptoms; it is about how well your body is functioning. When a tooth is decaying, you don’t feel any pain until the decay has invaded the tooth and it needs filling. By the time you feel physical diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, they may have been manifesting for 10 to 25 years. In 60% of cases of cardiovascular disease, the first symptom is either a heart attack or death. People with heart disease and cancer may feel fine in the early stages, but their bodies are not functioning properly. 

Even though you may feel ‘fine’, a chiropractic assessment can identify areas of disconnection and correct these areas so that they function properly. Chiropractic works with the body’s own ability to return it to its natural state of balance so that it can heal from the inside out. Remember that you were born to be healthy! 

Stop dampening down the signals your body is sending you and start listening and taking action. When you keep your body’s life energy flowing by removing any interference you will show the health potential you were meant to show! 

Dr. Steve Hodal is committed to providing high-quality, individualized chiropractic care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. He is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments that are tailored to each patient’s individual needs, allowing them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Contact us to know more about this disorder or Book Online.