What also amazes me is that usually in 4 -6 visits the above person, has a reduction in by by up to 50% and are back at work, back at play, back doing some exercise, sleeping better and making their family and spouse happy too.
What takes us so long to decide we are worth taking care of. If our car was not working, even a slight noise and we have it in to the garage and pay what is necessary to ensure that it is fixed and operating well, what is it about taking care of ourselves that causes us to delay, when a basic machine gets care immediately, we respect it, and know that if we don't do anything it will get worse and harder to fix. Our bodies are just the same, but worse because by the time we have waited 2-3 months are brain function (our higher centre) is affected and the job becomes vastly more complex.
It is well documented that long term (chronic) pain and depression go hand in hand. It is also well documented that depressed people are the hardest to heal, their brain chemistry is altered and the ability for them to make a shift, to motivate towards, better mobility and compliance with exercise protocals due to lethargy. So why do we let it get to this point? In answer to that many people tell me, they thought it would get better on its own. That they read so many conflicting things about getting wellness health care, that they are confused. What I would respond to those statements is, JUST TRY, GO AS SOON AS YOU BEGIN to Slide, go to whomever you feel comfortable with. Find someone you trust to take care of you, treat yourself with respect, care and love. BE KIND to YOURSELF, you are vastly more useful, needed, and important than you car. Give yourself permission to get some care, and do it fast, so that you can get back on track fast.
We would love to see you at Gentle Chiropractic Mapua, Nelson/Tasman.
With my sincerest wishes.
Dr. Carolyn Hall.