Ever got a speeding ticket? The speed limit was posted; probably on a road you regularly travel. You’ve seen police there before, but today, you’re late. You’re trying to make up time. You are concentrating on getting to your destination. You are focused on what you are doing; not how (fast) you are doing it. All of sudden you see those blue lights behind you. Ever had a symptom? What you were doing at the time the symptom started was probably routine to you. But today you have a whole list of tasks and you are determined to get them all done before the weekend. You are concentrating on what you are doing and not how you are doing it. All of a sudden, you feel that pain in your back and neck.
Both incidents have consequences. Both incidents can be avoided or made rare. Focusing on what we are doing and not how we are doing a task can immediately or over time (repetition) get us in trouble.
I love the opportunity to get people out of pain. It is even more satisfying, however, to keep people out of pain. That instance demonstrates the patient is paying attention, and I am successfully analyzing their spine and nervous system to keep it functioning properly. There’s less pain and more function in the patient’s life.
Instead of using your body daily, waiting for that inevitable pain (ticket), have your non or mildly symptomatic spine checked and kept working at peak efficiency.