Our body speaks to us in various ways. Our mouth goes dry when thirsty, our stomach growls when hungry, our eyes tear up when there’s debris caught. Our body communicates in so many ways throughout each living minute of our lives to tell us what our body needs.
The most important is the expression of pain. All the various ‘-aches’ or ‘-tongs’ (痛 ) that we feel is our body telling us, very clearly, that something is not quite right. It is best not to ignore the pain we are feeling. Our good friend time, normally isn’t the best solution to dealing with the pain.
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To help us understand this point better, here is an all too common story:
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We are going to take a quick pause here.
Well, what’s the point of this story so far? This story serves as a warning. If you are dealing with pain, the worst thing you can say is that it will go away on its own.
In most cases, the pain and symptom will worsen and may lead to prolonged numbness and tingling.
Pain is a Warning Sign
One of the most dangerous phrases that you could ever say to yourself is:
“The pain will go away on its own.”
Imagine if you were driving down the highway and the red light on your dashboard starting blinking “check engine.” This is obviously a signal telling you that something is likely wrong with your engine and needs to be investigated.
The last thing that you would do is ignore the flashing red light. You wouldn’t cover up the signal with tape, and then keep on driving hoping that the engine problem would magically go away on its own would you?
That would be crazy.
Yet, many people, including Mr Lim in our story, only focus on their health when they are facing a significant challenge—a challenge that it is so big that it takes away from other priorities.
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The problem is that, in many cases, small problems if left uncorrected, can lead to a major crisis down the road. It is also much easier to correct a small problem than it is to try to manage a large crisis.
You would intuitively know that if your dentist catches a small cavity, even before you feel that it is present, that is much better than waiting until there is a gaping hole in your tooth.
That is why we recommend taking an active role in your health by managing your stress, exercising regularly, and stretching your spine on a daily basis. Even better, sparing time to be adjusted by a chiropractor who has thoroughly examined the health of your spine.
You control your level of vitality, not the other way around.
Don’t be Mr. Lim and hope that the pain will go away on its own while your health deteriorates gradually.
There is a reason that you are experiencing the pain signal, and likely the reason is that something is wrong with your spine. There is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Ignoring the problem will only lead to greater challenges in the future.
If you wait until you are experiencing muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling, it is likely that excessive damage has built up in your spine. This damage may become permanent requiring costly, invasive, and dangerous procedures to address it.
Take action now to prevent that scenario.
Don’t be like Mr. Lim.
Say Goodbye to Numbness and Tingling with Chiropractic
Numbness and tingling is a serious problem. Often these symptoms are a sign of long-term, unresolved damage to a person’s spine.