To change directions for a minute, you can’t see electricity. Nor can you touch it or taste it or hear it. But you can measure its effects simply by turning on the light. When the light goes on you have electricity. When it doesn’t you don’t. Simple. Similarly, I can’t see or feel the scar tissue production in your spine but I can measure its effects. Range of motion, tender spots, tight muscle fibers. In other words, our subluxation examination. This is why my goal with every patient is to zero out the exam, to try to improve the function of the spine to the point that we can find no evidence of inflammation anywhere. Because wherever there is inflammation, there is scar tissue.
We have all cut ourselves and seen just how fast the scar tissue heals a cut. It’s amazing!! But imagine if that cut healed and then kept on healing making more and more scar tissue until the scar was huge and grotesque, blotting out the normal skin. This is exactly the effect of subluxation on the spine. A never ending supply of scar tissue in the ligaments, tendons, and muscles around the spine turning the joint into an ugly mess that will sooner or later lead to pain, degeneration, bone spurs, possibly disability and, as in last weeks article, damage to your breaker box and therefore your health.
This is one of the several reasons why it is my purpose with every single patient to correct the subluxation as much as I can. If you want less than full correction that’s unfortunate but it is entirely up to you and all you need to do is let me know. Until that day, however, I have an ethical obligation to do all that needs to be done.