Symptoms Are A Warning Sign
Headaches are not normal. Backaches are not normal. Numbness and tingling are not normal. These and countless other symptoms, are often the result of years of neglect. Any symptom affecting your overall health deserves immediate treatment and care. but there is major difference’s between treating symptoms and correcting them. It’s vital to be aware of symptoms before they worsen and cause increased and/or permanent damage to your body. By understanding how to notice signs of symptoms and the best methods for treatment, you will be able to maintain a consist level of good overall health and wellness.
Being Healthy vs. Feeling Good
Judging your health by how you feel can be dangerous! You may “feel” 100%, but without regular checkups and maintenance, you are putting your health in a risky and vulnerable position. For example, the first symptom of high blood pressure is often a stroke and the first symptom of heart disease can be a heart attack. Since your body adapts to it’s environment, by the time many symptoms warn you of a problem, it can be in an advanced stage and too late for treatment. Subluxation’s (improper motion/position of the moving bones of the spine) are another example of how not to judge your health simply by how you feel. You may have a subluxation and not even know it. They can often be present before warning signs or symptoms appear. Fortunately, a thorough examination by a licensed chiropractor will reveal any subluxations you may have.
It’s important to point out that you can be healthy and still not feel well. This might be a little gross, but Fevers, diarrhea and other symptoms, are natural ways that your body responds to infection and disease. It’s important to recognize the natural symptoms of “not feeling well” and not feel the necessity to cover or mask those symptoms with prescription drugs.
Going Beyond Treatment to Permanently Correct Your Symptoms
It surprises many patients, when they discover that proper function, controlled by your nervous system, is the key to good health. You may not know that the proper function of your nervous system, is the foundation and primary focus of chiropractic care. A traditional medical approach works on symptoms by using drugs and/or surgery to numb, slow down, speed up, or physically remove the symptom. Covering up the symptoms with medication can ignore the underlying cause and delay the healing process. Instead of using prescription drugs to mask the pain, chiropractic care finds the underlying cause(s) of your ache or pain and permanently corrects it. This helps improve symptoms naturally.
Dr. Brian Russell, an Elmhurst IL Chiropractor and back pain specialist, doesn’t just provide treatment for back pain, neck pain and headache pain, he gets eliminates all of the symptoms to put you on the right path for overall good health and wellness!