The Way We’re Wired…

Source Symptom Wires

If you present with pain radiating down the left arm, any health care professional would recognize the urgency of addressing the source of the problem (i.e. your heart) vs. simply treating the symptom (the pain in your arm) – that mistake could kill you. It’s also the reason why Chiropractors focus on the source of your complaint and not necessarily where you feel it.

Referred pain is a sensation that occurs distally from the main problem area. Because of the vast network of nerves that travel from your brain to your body, it isn’t uncommon for patients to feel their symptoms far away from where the actual problem is. Subluxations (mechanical nerve interference) in the low back can radiate pain down the legs, subluxations in the neck can radiate pain to the arm. Sometimes organic dysfunctions can originate from segmental misalignments in your spine as well.

Ultimately, where you ‘sense it’ isn’t necessarily where we need to ‘fix it.’ If your Chiropractor works on a spinal region remote from the area of pain you’re pointing to, it’s not because we’re indifferent to how you feel – it’s because we understand how you’re wired.

Timothy Henderson, DC
Gainesville Family Chiropractor

Safeguarding Your Health

Safeguarding Your Health

If health is our most precious treasure, stress is a menacing thief trying
to rob us of it every day. And if you’re not diligently protecting your
health against potential break-ins, chances are you’ll lose it
without any warning.

Stress negatively affects our health in many ways, but perhaps the most
devastating is its effect on our Nerve System. Studies have shown a
link between stress and a phenomena called

Sympathetic Dominance – a condition where the ‘fight or flight’
functions of your Nerve System become chronically overactive, leading
to overload in organic functions, fatigue and eventually disease (1). The good news…

When stress is trying to rob you blind, Chiropractic care is the vault
protecting your most valuable assets. Just don’t use it for bad backs
and bad necks. You can rely on regular adjustments
to safeguard your nerve system and preserve your WHOLE health.
It’s for so much more than pain relief.

(1) Chronic Activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System Journal of Applied  physiology 12/2010 Vol 109 Esler. et al.

Something to consider…

Dr. Timothy Henderson, Gainesville Family Chiropractor

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