The When and Why of Symptoms

A few years ago one I noticed a strange problem with one of my vehicles.  As I accelerated beyond 100km/hr, a very noticeable and very annoying shaking was felt.  As I came off the highway and resumed driving at normal city speed the problem seemed to disappear.  I forgot about the issue and just assumed that my vehicle was fine.  A week or so later on another highway trip the problem again surfaced as I sped past 100km/hr.  The seats and entire vehicle shook at highway speeds and yet again vanished at lower speeds.   I knew then that I had a problem that needed addressing.  But before I could get the car to a mechanic, the problem began to show up at lower speeds.  During city driving the shaking felt more like a wobble, just as annoying and disturbing as the high speed vibration.  The mechanic diagnosed ruptured belts in one of the tires, something that could not be seen from the outside, but that required immediate fixing as it could mean blowing a tire which would be bad news for all vehicle occupants!

I’m telling you this story because it PERFECTLY demonstrates how most people experience symptoms due to lack of proper body function when living with subluxation.  Let’s say you have a subluxation in your lower neck affecting strength to your right arm and lungs by 30%.  Under low demand living, i.e. sitting, walking, watching TV, driving etc. the power loss is likely not noticeable.  But as soon as the demand is increased when you work out, put in some overtime at your job, or experience some relationship stress, then symptoms such as numb and tingling fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome) or slight shortness of breath (asthma) develop.  Perhaps when the demands go down, like work gets slower or your stress subsides, your symptoms may disappear just like when my vehicle speed dropped below 100.  That does not mean that the problem (SUBLUXATION) is gone, just that the demands placed on your body are lower so the power loss is not as noticeable. However just like with my car, when the problem progresses (your subluxations get worse) then your symptoms may show up more often, get worse, or be there all the time.  This story should help you understand why for some people their symptoms come and go with long breaks in between and why they may seem to suddenly worsen after being mild for a time.   Please realize that your symptoms are just signals telling you that the actual problem (SUBLUXATION) is getting worse, just like it was not the shaking of my vehicle that was the problem but the damaged tires!


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