The Rubber Band Game… Ever played?
Here’s how the ‘game’ works: Wrap a rubber band around one of your fingers. Within a period of time you’ll observe how the skin begins to change color and the finger aches as the the blood and nerves are being obstructed.
Now, imagine what would happen if you left the rubber band on your finger for the next hour, day, week, or even longer? The symptoms your finger is experiencing will keep getting worse and eventually will suffer irreparable damage!
So, let’s think about the options to address this issue. Which would you choose?
Exercise the finger. This might make your finger feel better; but it doesn’t correct the cause of this particular problem.
Massage the finger. This can offer temporary relief; however, the rubber band is still there causing the obstruction.
Apply some pain relieving cream or medicine on the finger. This can also offer temporary relief, but does not remove the actual cause.
Cut the finger off. This can certainly remove the obstruction (and more). Now there’s also permanent damage in the body.
Remove the rubber band. When the physical obstruction leading to secondary issues (loss of circulation, finger ache, skin color changes) is removed, the finger can eventually return to more normal feeling AND function (assuming the damage isn’t irreparable).
Why are we talking about fingers & rubber bands?
You see, a Neuro-Structural shift in the spine is very similar. It places an obstruction on the nervous system, blood vessels, and other connective tissues just like the rubber band on your finger. This obstruction can lead to secondary issues like back and neck pain, migraines, numbness & tingling, muscle tension, and even lowered immunity.
When people first visit us at Platinum Chiropractic, many people have previously tried the other common solutions to their problems such as taking medicine, going to physical therapy, or having a massage in order to resolve the secondary issue(s) or symptoms they’re dealing with.
Our unique focus as an office is that we look for the underlying structural cause of the problem and apply a results-driven plan of Neuro-Structural Correction to FIX it. The adjusting of the Neuro-Structural shift is how we can remove the obstruction to the nervous system and reduce the frequency of it coming back.