Why Symptoms Are Important

By Sara Butler

Your body is a pretty cool thing. It brings together all kinds of neurological and biochemical reactions without you ever needing to even think about it. Your body is constantly coordinating every single thing on its own, and it’s definitely something to be grateful for. Your body also sends you messages, letting you know when something isn’t right. Here is why your chiropractor thinks you should be thankful for every symptom you have, even the uncomfortable ones!

Are You Listening?

Your body is constantly talking to you, but are you listening? How does it speak? Well, it can present symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Aches
  • Soreness
  • Headaches

Of course, that’s not an all-encompassing list, but you get the idea. When your body has a reaction that makes you uncomfortable, then it’s letting you know that you need to stop what you’re doing, do something differently, or to make other choices.

A great example of this is your upcoming holiday feast. How do you feel afterward? If you’re normally a pretty healthy eater, then one day have all the sugar, carbs, and highly processed stuff you can handle, you probably don’t feel very good at the end of it. Sure, it tastes good, but afterward you are bloated, uncomfortable, and probably don’t feel very good. That’s your body’s way of saying “Hey buddy, you really shouldn’t do that!”

The Health of Your Spine

One of the things people often wonder about chiropractic care is how it will make them feel. Well, here’s a little secret: When you have a spine that is aligned most of the time, your body will let you know when something isn’t right. Your chiropractor can help you to attain better overall health as well as better spinal health, and when your body is able to work together well, then the signs that something isn’t right will be easier to read. So, when you’re healthy, your symptoms are actually a good thing. They will let you know when things have gone awry and it’s time to see your chiropractor!

Another great thing that symptoms will do for you is alert you before a condition progresses very far. If you are proactive about your health by seeing a chiropractor regularly, then you may just be able to catch a disease process at its earliest stages since you’re more in tune with your body and stop it before it has a chance to really take hold.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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