What is Pain?

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Millions of people chose to receive preventive chiropractic care before they have major symptoms. Holistic wellness care consisting of nutrition, body detoxification and diet/lifestye changes, combined with chiropractic care helps improve overall health and quality of life. The goal of care in this office is to prevent the Major Syptoms of Stage 3, and the Danger of Stage 4 from developing. For more information on chiropractic and what treatment consists of click on What is Chiropractic ? and/or How Chiropractic Works under the Chiropractic tab. The many different holistic wellness services available are listed under the Services tab.

What is Pain?

Pain is a warning sign to get your attention. It can begin in Stage 1, 2 or Stage 3. Pain is how your body communicates with you to let you know that it needs help. There can be different sources of pain: spinal pain, nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain and organ reflex pain.

What is a Subluxation?

A subluxation is when a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position. It can cause pain anywhere in the body including the back, neck, legs/feet, arms/hands, spine, nerves, muscles, joints, and in the organ reflexes. Subluxations can be caused from physical injuries, such as a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. Other causes of subluxations include nutritional deficiencies, emotional stress, hormonal imbalances, food allergies, toxic exposure and dehydration.

When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure causes pain. The subluxation interrupts the normal nerve pathways from the brain to the body resulting in additional stress, pain, inflammation, and body malfunction.

As time goes by and a subluxation remains untreated, the spine and surrounding features such as discs can begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes more difficult to reverse as time passes. The surrounding muscles, nerves and bones begin to adjust and adapt to the new shape.  The body will accommodate to these changes by compensating in other areas. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it is, and the longer it takes to get back the spinal vertebrae back to near perfect position.

The good news is that the body is an amazing organism. It has the ability to repair and regenerage if it is given the proper tools. At TLC Holistic Wellness we evaluate each patient to determine the extent of spinal involvement, underlying nutritional deficiencies, and any needed lifestyle changes.

What is Organ Reflex Pain?

Nutritional deficiencies can also manifest as pain somewhere in the body through the organ and gland reflex system.

Have you ever had a queasy headache pain on your forehead or right side or your head?
This is your liver/gall bladder asking for help.

Do you experiene chronic fatigue during the day or difficulty getting up in the morning?

This is an indication that your hormonal system is not functioning properly. The adrenals work with the entire hormonal system to keep the system in balance. Fatigue is an indication that the adrenals are unable to do their job properly due to missing nutrients.

Do you experience headaches in the morning that wear off as the day goes on?
This is an indication of a hormonal imbalance, and that your blood sugar not balanced.

Do you ever feel chronic tail bone pain even after chiropractic treatment? This means your body does not have enough available calcium.There are 6 different types of calcium. Some forms are absorbed better than others, depending on the function of your digestive system.

Have you ever had leg cramps?

This is your body asking for more oxygen. There may also be a need for vitamins E and F, and the minerals iron, calcium and magnesium.

Do you have or know children with growing pains?

This is an indication of an iodine and mineral deficiency.

If you have body aches and pains, call (734) 664-0339 today to schedule an appointment for an Initial No Charge chiropractic and/or nutritional analysis. During our 45 minute No Charge Initial Visit, we will be able to determine whether chiropractic is right for you, or if you need nutritional help to help reduce your pain.

Call now to become pain free and enjoy life again.

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