Rain, we finally have rain! For those of you who don’t live in this area, we’ve been in quite a drought lately (60+ days) and finally got some rain over the past few days…I know everyone is happy to see rain, and I know the grass, trees & plants are certainly happy (what does this have to do with chiropractic?). I think the last time I was this happy to see rain I ended up jumping up & down in it, spinning in circles, thrilled to be in the rain. It was right before my senior year of college, and I had spent three months living in southern California where it did not rain at all. When I drove back to Massachusetts, the first rain we saw was in Chicago, and I remember literally being in the hotel parking lot, getting soaking wet, appreciating the rain. While I didn’t go that far this time, I am certainly happy to see it.
Like many other yards, the grass in our office backyard doesn’t look good, and I’m hoping this rain will revive it a little. However, over the past few weeks of this dry weather, even in between running the sprinkler, I knew that water was needed. I didn’t look at the dry dying grass and wonder whey medication it needed in order to look better. I didn’t need to give drugs to the grass to make it look better, I know it only needs water. And that is the correlation to health & chiropractic. If there is a symptom (the dry grass), rather than covering up the symptom with a drug of some sort, it’s a better idea to resort to figuring out what is causing the problem – and that is lack of water.
Likewise, if you have a headache (or other problem), is it better to take Advil to deal with the symptom, or is it better to find out what is causing that headache? Our answer, like watering the grass, is figuring out what is causing the headache and fixing that. More often than not, vertebral subluxations interfere with the normal functioning of your body, causing a disconnection that often times results in some sort of symptom (though many times it does not cause symptoms). Our job is to correct the subluxation and restore your body to a higher level of functioning & health.
Chiropractic care is about giving that grass water, going after what’s causing the problem rather than covering up things with medicine.
When was your last adjustment? Enjoy the rain!