A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water? " Answers called out ranged from
1/4 pound to a pound.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it in front of you.”
"If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."
A similar principle applies to subluxations. The longer you have subluxations, the worse off you become. Since this story dealt with stress, it is important to remember that subluxations decrease your ability to handle stress. So now, the damage done by stress is increased when you have a subluxation.
Getting checked and adjusted regularly helps minimize the damage done by subluxations and allows you to better handle and adapt to all the stresses in your life.