Say I have $40 dollars in my pocket to spend on something that promotes personal wellness. Should I get a Chiropractic adjustment, go to stretch zone, or go to a yoga studio?
The answer shouldn’t be about which one is “better” than the other.
They are all mutually exclusive from one another. Stretching and yoga are great but they don’t work for what we refer to in the chiropractic world as an Insidious Subluxation, or subluxation for short. A subluxation is a neurological projection existing in a three-dimensional space. A subluxation could be insidious, meaning it may exist without you knowing it’s there. They can exist the same way a cavity exists without you having any pain or other symptoms.
Yoga and stretching are both great ways to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
However, just like everyone should visit their dentist to check for cavities, everyone should visit their chiropractor to check for subluxations.
While an average person is constantly removing subluxations on their own, people oftentimes go through many stressors in order to do this. Even with good habits and meditation techniques, people can still develop primary insidious subluxations that can only be corrected by a Chiropractor. Fun fact: Chiropractic is the only profession that is capable of communicating with the nervous system through touch.
Anyone can learn to do stretching and yoga on their own. However, nobody can self-adjust all of their subluxations. A subluxation of extreme magnitude or a severe interference in the nervous system has an X, Y, and Z axis, or in other words is a neurologic projection in a three-dimensional space. This is an example of a subluxation that only a chiropractor is able to locate and adjust.
How does a person know if they have this severe of a subluxation?
Unfortunately, just like a cavity without any pain, there’s no way to know.
Something as insidious as these types of subluxations often don’t show symptoms for some time. Thus, comparing chiropractic with yoga or stretching is a frivolous activity. They are mutually exclusive from one another since yoga and stretching alleviate pain you can feel and not always bodily interference that you can’t feel.
I would recommend that everyone learn yoga, good breathing techniques, and proper stretching. I would also recommend everyone to get their teeth checked and for everyone to get checked by a licensed Chiropractor that is adept in the art and science of Chiropractic.
Yale Gordon, Doctor of Chiropractic