When Symptoms, or Lack Thereof, Mislead You

by The Atlas of Life on December 1, 2010

“I’m doing okay.”

“I feel good.”

“I don’t have any pain.”

“I woke up breathing today, so I must be healthy.”

The absence of symptoms is often mistaken for good health in our allopathic society. Don’t get me wrong, having a positive mental attitude is very important and has been shown time after time to be extremely important. Just look at the success rate sugar pills have as a placebo effect versus prescription drugs in numerous studies.

However, feeling good has its limitations. You can feel good and never know you have heart disease until you keel over, dead from your first symptom: a heart attack.

I am a firm believer that 100% of people have had an upper cervical subluxation, currently have an upper cervical subluxation, or will have an upper cervical subluxation at some point in their life.

The upper cervical spine is the most unstable part of the spine. With the top vertebra, Atlas or C1, able to freely rock over the occipital condyles, held together by only tendons and ligaments, a very minor trauma could induce a misalignment, leading to a worse condition in the form of an upper cervical subluxation. Left alone for a long period of time and the body’s degeneration process will speed up.

Which leads me to my main point. Having a vertebral subluxation in the upper cervical spine is not something you can always be aware of. Not everyone has learned their body’s subluxation pattern. In fact, you probably won’t even feel it when the vertebral subluxation does occur. But you will probably feel the symptoms that will arise from it. This is your subluxation pattern.

Start to learn how your body reacts to a vertebral subluxation. Many people don’t realize how bad they used to feel until they start feeling good. You can feel good by visiting someone who knows how to remove the vertebral subluxation. Then, when you feel bad again, you will definitely notice it!

The Opposite is Also True

We’ve talked about retracing before. When your body is going through the healing process, there are times when your symptoms might become magnified. This does not mean you are sick or unhealthy. It just means you might need to get checked by your Upper Cervical Chiropractor to make sure you are still holding.

The perfect example of symptoms not being a true indicator of sickness is a fever. True, when you develop a fever, you are not feeling that great. I’ve had them, you’ve had them… we can all attest to that.

But, what people don’t understand is that the fever is the body’s defense mechanism to a foreign, unwanted bacteria. Your immune system is reacting to the unwanted visitor by raising your body’s temperature. In a hotter environment, most pathogens cannot survive. Worried parents that give their young ones a children’s Tylenol to reduce the fever will actually prolong the sickness, which is exactly what you DON’T want.

Getting under Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is not just a “getting out of pain or sickness” thing. It is also a way for you to learn how your body responds and reacts to the good and the bad. Learn your body’s different messages and you will learn how to tell if you are truly healthy or not.

If you live in the Dallas area, I can definitely help you with that. If you don’t live in Dallas, I can direct you to someone near you who can. Just contact me here in either case.