Chiropractic, Termites and Subluxation
There are a lot of useful analogies as a chiropractor when explaining subluxation to a patient.
I notice that they all fall into two groups. The first group describes subluxation in the spine as it relates to a structure - like a cavity in the tooth. Like a twig bent in a growing tree. Like wheels out of alignment on an automobile. All simple, effective and clear in explaining how subluxation affects the spine. Like all analogies, ones that seven year-olds can understand are the best.
Here is another one that fits into this group.
Subluxation is like having termites. Why? Because it is silent. It is destructive. It is relentless. It can take considerable effort to eradicate it, and considerable vigilance to make sure that it doesn’t come back. But most of all, it is the hidden silence that is what makes it such a lurking danger.
It degrades the strength of the body over time, often with little evidence. It is destructive. Just as termites can annihilate a house, subluxation wears down the structure of the spine and allows the tissues to follow suit.
So what do you do about termites? You have someone take a look and see what is there behind the walls. And if there are termites there eating away, you get rid of them.
But what about the nerve system? Our patients have heard from us “we are not bone doctors, we are nerve doctors” enough to be able to finish our sentence for us.
As much as termites are a good analogy, they don’t describe how subluxation affects how your body works. Take a look through the testimonial page up above. There are books full of testimonials about how patients have recovered from digestive problems, skin disorders, immune issues, hormone disturbances, etc. Take a look in our office when you are there, and you will see every one of those binders of testimonials is different from the next, and each is full of amazing stories.
How to explain what is going on here? Subluxation is a damaged joint irritating and cutting off healthy nerve flow. Make that explainable to a seven-year-old. Put your analogy in the comment box below. I’ll put mine up next week. Winner gets a cool prize.
It’s my contest, so I’ll decide who wins, and what the prize will be.
I’m off to CA to see my sister. See you all next week.
Dr. Jesse Davis
Franson Family Chiropractic