A common thing I hear when someone comes into my office complaining of pain is “maybe it’s just a muscle”. And it makes sense “sort of”. Because it’s the muscle where you feel the discomfort. But I’ll ask you? What controls every single muscle in the body? Exactly. There’s more to your body than simply muscles which is why you have to look at the whole picture. I explain in this video below.
The muscles get tight, you literally feel that pain and discomfort right in the muscles. But let me ask you a question. What’s the thing that controls each of those muscles in your body. Let’s talk about that.Your nervous system controls every function in the body, and it all starts with the brain. And what happens is the brain here, which you can’t see it it’s missing, but it sends messages down the spinal cord out of all the nerves and those nerves travel to every single part of the body. And as long as that pathway is clear, things function really well. But each of those nerves feeds something.
Depending on where you’re feeling that muscle pain, there is a nerve that’s feeding that muscle. So we have to make sure that those nerves are functioning as well as they can. And when the spine moves out of position, that affects the way that nerve is functioning and that’s going to affect the muscle. So if you’re dealing with back pain and you feel like it’s an, a muscle, you’re still going to want to be evaluated by a chiropractor to make sure that the cause the source of that muscle function is being covered. The last thing you want to do is do something to help relax the muscles and still have a problem inside. So when we’re dealing with pain, when we’re dealing with any kind of severe pain in the back, it almost always is more than just a muscle. So see your chiropractor. I’m dr. Emil Tompkins have a great day.