It’s easy to believe that if you feel good, you’re also in good health. This perception is shared by many, until they find out that they’re not in optimal health and, in fact, there’s an underlying issue waiting to erupt. Such is often the case when it comes to your spine. People who don’t have back pain simply assume their spine is properly aligned.
At our institute in Boise, Idaho, Ideal Spine Health Center has seen numerous instances of patients who feel fine, yet exhibit substantial misalignments. The natural conclusion that can and should be made from this, is that people across the country are living day to day with spinal issues. These people don’t seek chiropractic help because they have no urgent need to. Or so they believe.
The biggest problem with most undiagnosed spinal conditions isn’t a lack of pain, it’s actually misdiagnosed pain. For patients and even sometimes physicians, when pain isn’t localized, it’s hard to trace.
A prime example of this can be seen in gastrointestinal conditions caused by impeded nerve pathways through the spine. Subluxations in lower thoracic and lumbar vertebrae can block the signals being sent from the brain to the large intestine, colon, and stomach. The result is inefficient function of these organs, resulting in conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), acid reflux disease, GERD, or chronic cramping.
This holds true for any part of the body. Until a comprehensive health survey of a person is done and a full Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) examination performed to assess their spine, it’s a safe bet to assume that most chronic ailments that weren’t trauma-induced can be traced to the spine.
Acceptance of a new normal
An unfortunate situation for many people is a level of homeostasis that’s below where it should be. Here, a person might not acknowledge any spinal pain simply because they’ve learned to deal with it and accepted it as a constant. Having to “shake off the dust” each morning or “work out the kinks” after sitting for a period of time point to a spine that’s suffering.
In some extreme cases, spinal problems might not be realized for what they are because the pain has already come and gone, leaving behind lasting effects. Someone suffering from a “frozen shoulder,” for example, will likely have spinal misalignment that’s undealt with.
Trust the data
Convincing someone to invest in something they don’t think they need is an uphill battle – especially if there’s no tangible evidence to back up its validity. This is why Chiropractic BioPhysics is such an important assessment tool. Because it quantifies data and utilizes radiological imaging of a patient’s own spine to show misalignment, it often triumphs where conventional approaches fail.
It’s imperative not to fall into the trap of “I feel, therefore I am” when it comes to spinal health. The absence of pain in your back is not indicative of an absence of spinal misalignment. Instead, trust in Chiropractic BioPhysics to connect the dots between a lower quality of life and a spine that needs adjustment. Visit Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, Idaho today to see this modality in action, with your own spine under the microscope.
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.