Occasionally I'll have a practice member blame an ache or a pain on old age or the weather. Usually it may be a complaint like a certain joint in the body that may hurt.
My response is to ask how old the joint on the other side of the body is. If they are the same age, and usually they are, why is there no problem with the other side? Also, if age is the cause of this problem, why are there older people that don't have the same aches and pains?
Weather is another funny one. If bad weather was responsible for poor health, why isn't everyone exposed to it affected the same way?
After a bit of a laugh he or she realizes that those things don't really adversely affect health except in extreme situations.
Health is affected by what you do for and to your body. Too much stress, improper use of your body (especially when subluxated), poor nutrition, etc., can adversely affect your health and life and that achy joint may be your "weakest link" or where your poor health has chosen to manifest itself.
Proper exercise, nutrition, rest, attitude, and many more things can help improve your health and well being. Of course, making sure your nerve system is free from interference due to subluxations allows your body to work better and helps to enhance all the good things you do for your health, while helping to minimize some of the harmful effects of those things that may damage your health. Regular spinal check-ups can help make sure you are functioning at your best, expressing your life at its fullest.
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