The Last Symptom of Disease: Pain
Pain is a unique function of the human body. On one hand, it is essential for alerting the body to injury or disease and encouraging recovery. Yet, it is also extremely subjective. How we experience pain is largely based on our own pasts, beliefs, and overall health.
Pain mechanisms can be modulated in the body in many different ways. This goes from higher levels of control in the brain to simpler pathways like the spinal cord and nerve roots. Pain is often a delayed symptom in many disease processes related to organ and spine health.
Pain is Not a Good Way to Assess Overall Health
Many current health models consider the absence of disease to be the definition of health. However, this absurd definition allows a lot of low-grade health issues to go unchecked until they become a bigger problem and ultimately manifest as a disease. Thus, paying attention to more subtle symptoms can promote better overall health and quality of life.
Pain is a traditional defining factor for whether an individual is healthy or not. If there is no pain, quality of life is assumed to be high. These types of assumptions can lead to less than ideal health because you’ve settled for feeling “healthy enough.”
Don’t Settle for Feeling “Good Enough”
Many diseases begin very subtly with symptoms like low energy, trouble sleeping or concentrating, minor aches, gastrointestinal issues, and on and on. Many of these issues have been accepted as normal in today’s fast-paced society. Yet, they do nothing for living a high-quality life.
One of the biggest ways to take control of your health or even prevent these types of symptoms from occurring is to learn how to tune in and seek regular care from a healthcare practitioner. Find a trusted healthcare professional that understands the delicate balance your body needs for optimized function.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a specialized, science-based, results-oriented approach that focuses on full holistic health of the body. All bodily functions, including the perception of pain, are primarily controlled by the brain and nervous system. Thus, when the spine is misaligned it can lead to disease due to poor nerve energy and flow.
Focusing on proper spine alignment with the gentle, holistic CBP approach can help prevent or treat a lot of health issues related to pain before they have a chance to get out of hand. Plus, prevention or early diagnosis is always more economical, saving you money and unnecessary frustration.
To keep your body optimized, whether you realize you need it or now, get in touch with Dr. Samantha Coleman and ChiroSolutions in Virginia Beach, VA to discuss how you can prevent, minimize, and recover from any pain or underlying diseases you may be suffering from.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.