Updated: Oct 31
A blog post by Dr. Travis Stewart, Chiropractor and owner of MŪV Chiropractic and Yoga in Boulder, CO.
One thing I say ALL the time in the office during the daily conversations revolved around pain and chronic pain is, “It’s a brain thing, not a pain thing.” But what does that even mean?…
Well, it’s pretty well documented that the annoying sensation we call PAIN is actually just signals interpreted and processed by the organ under our hat. Those signals are sent, received, and active for a multitude of reasons. These signals can be sent as a safety measure to prevent damage or can be in response to damage already done.
Chronic pain is something that is plaguing a massive percentage of today’s population!.... But why?
One of the main reasons is due to a significant lack of movement. Movement and more specifically, movement of the spine, feeds the brain with nutrition and position-sense information called proprioception. When the brain is nourished and properly fed through movement of the spine, we feel less pain. Not only does movement feed the brain with feelings of safety.. It also limits the body and spines ability to become tight, stiff, and immobile. When we don’t move our bodies frequently enough our tissues and joints go through degenerative processes that make them more fragile. These changes are drastically accelerated by our modern lifestyle. Think about it. We sit or stand, statically, for the majority of our waking hours then try to offset those accumulated stressors by doing an intense bout of exercise for a maximum of 90 minutes only to be followed by laying horizontally for 8 sleeping hours, if we’re lucky.. Then we wake up and do it all again the next day. Times this by 10, 15, 20, 30, 45+ years and it’s no wonder our bodies are breaking down so quickly. We allow poor postures to create dysfunctional patterns that break down our parts.
This is why our approach is so effective at MŪV Chiropractic & Yoga. We address the structure(posture), then the function(patterns), and that commonly resolves the problem with the part. Chiropractic actually restores motion to stiffened joints and replenishes fibrotic tissue diminished the static signals sent to the brain and preparing the body for rehabilitation. (It also relieves pain better than Ibuprofen or Tylenol!) After proper communication has been restored, we use a profoundly powerful corrective exercise methodology that is simple and effective to strengthen the body from the inside out. So, whether you suffer from low back pain, sciatica, hip pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain, neck pain, headaches, or you’re just looking to decrease chronic stress.. We can usually help you. It literally blows peoples mind how quickly we can eliminate their pain and dysfunction. We provide the most thorough assessment in Boulder to get a clear understanding of what you need to get you back to feeling your very best.
Take action today or pay for it tomorrow. If your job demands you be stationary for most of your day, find you a great Chiropractor to decrease accumulating spine and joint stress and implement a daily mobility routine specifically formulated to fend off degeneration and tissue breakdown. If you’re not in Boulder and need a great Chiropractor, let us know and we’ll find you one!
To health and happiness,
Move well. Live well. Be well.