“Folks, This Ain’t Normal”

No, that’s not the southern boy in me coming through. It’s a line from one of my favorite authors; the so-called “high priest of the pasture,” sustainable farming visionary, Joel Salatin. His works highlight among other things the feeling you get when you take a step back and look at the way we view food in this country.

I often take a step back and look at the way we view health the same way. Most, albeit not all, people would simply say, “If I’m not hurting, I am healthy. Sure, I have symptoms from time to time, but who doesn’t?”

We learn to live with things, accepting them as normal.

It strikes me as interesting to hear a potential practice member say, “I’ve gotten headaches 3 times a week my whole life,” or “my son has been disrupting class, he screams and throws things, and we can’t seem to discipline him”, or “I’ve never been able to sleep well.”

These statements are usually followed by, it’s just normal for me to feel this way.

I would respectfully say, “Folks, This Ain’t Normal.” When your body has a neuro-structural shift, it is ab-normal, and very often, it causes symptoms by affecting your nervous system which is housed in your spine. The integrity of our function is affected by the integrity of our structure.

If the foundation of your house shifts, you would expect that the effects would show up elsewhere in the house. Creaky stairs, leaky roof, cracks in the floor perhaps?

What causes this neuro-structural shift? Simply put, we are exposed to chemical, physical and emotional stresses from the time we are born until our final days. Our body is so smart that it is able to deal with a large amount of these stresses, but at a certain point our bodies have to compensate. Once we reach a threshold, the neuro-structual shift occurs, and our body lets us know through symptoms that can exist along a very wide spectrum.

How do you know if you have a neuro-structural shift? That’s where we come in. One of the features of our care is a state-of-the-art digital x-ray that can precisely determine if you have this shift. Our office also features special tables that can adapt precisely to the degree of your shift and help us adjust you correctly.

Our methods even allow us to determine if your child has this shift. Instead of x-ray, on our pregnant moms and little ones, our other methods of gentle testing we can both detect and correct this shift. Even in our youngest practice members, some only minutes old, we can provide gentle and effective care.

You see, symptoms may be common, but not normal. Symptoms usually indicate that there has been a shift away from normal. Unfortunately, it gets programmed into our minds that we must just get used to “living with things” from an early age. “That’s just the way I am,” is a common sentiment. We never stop and question if what is common is and should be normal.

You deserve to be healthy. Your normal doesn’t have to involve “living with things.” If you have a neuro-structural shift, we can help.

There is always something else to try. How about Steiner Family Chiropractic?

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