Feeling Good Vs Functioning Good
Feeling versus functioning is a misleading concept that we often get stuck in with regards to our health. Which is more important to you? The entire concept of “feel” is very subjective in nature and differs from one person to another. Functioning on the other hand is ultimately what chiropractor’s are trying to achieve for patients. I could be feeling really good and yet at the same time have complete loss of function of one arm. Which is more important to you?
The Feel Good
When you start seeing a chiropractor, when done specifically and correctly you can “get” a patient to feel good. The reason for this is because the sensory part of the central nerve system is drastically a relatively small component of how your body operates. Sensory nerves are important, yet compared to your motor and autonomic nerves the sensory is roughly 10% of the entire system together. What one person might consider as pain the other person wouldn’t even stop to think about it. Nerve tension exists without pain.
Function Function Function
The spine and nerve system are interrelated and connected to every aspect of our expression of health and wellness. The central nerve system coordinates, controls, and determines every ascpect of function that we encounter on a daily basis. Fixing the cause of your problems is addressing the dysfunction present in your body. If taking medication to numb feelings to allow you to function is your idea of healing you are only making things worse. Let your body be it’s guide and listen to it.
Comes & Goes
For some people, they can be feeling good one day and then the next feel completely horrible. Understand that healing takes time, and your body is never going to stop healing. Feeling good is pretty cool, functioning good is AMAZING!