“The reason for seeing a chiropractor is so that you won’t be less than you should be due to vertebral subluxation.” -Reggie Gold
Have you ever applied your perfume or cologne and in less than 15 minutes you can’t smell it? You think it’s worn off, but when you walk into the next room and your friends and family are first exposed to you, they confirm that you smell great – even though you can’t pick up on the aroma?
Our physiology is built to adapt to constant stimuli that would over bombard our ability to be present and aware. Think about that: if you could maintain the constant smell from your perfume or cologne while taking a bite out of something salty, and the salt stayed on your taste buds throughout the entire meal, your ability to take on new smells and tastes wouldn’t be experienced at the same level due to the constant stimulation.
Our sensory physiology is built to reduce its activation to a stimulus after constant exposure to it to maintain adaptation to new stimuli. This process of decreasing awareness of one stimuli to open up resources for the next stimuli has its pros and cons.
When it comes to Chiropractic and Vertebral Subluxation, a loss of awareness from constant stimulation of impulses within the spinal segmental pathways from subluxation stinks. It stinks in the same manner as the perfume or cologne example. You have a negative dysfunctional state occurring from vertebral subluxation, but you’re unaware of it due to the sensory adaptation built within our physiology to preserve resources for new stimuli.
If you’re walking around with vertebral subluxation and unaware of it due to sensory adaptation, it’s a good idea to ask someone who knows how to locate, analyze and detect subluxation to inform you about the existence of it. Similar to asking your friends and family if you have too much perfume or cologne on because you can’t smell it anymore!
Chiropractors are passionate about understanding the reason for being seen on a regular basis, the consistency allows the detection and correction of negative dysfunction so that you won’t be less than you should be due to vertebral subluxation.