At this point I Dove deep into learning about the mind-Body Connection.
I saw research proving that people could live pain free lives without even knowing they had arthritis or slipped discs or scoliosis and so on… Almost everything that I had learned in school was being uprooted by some valid research that proved otherwise.
How could I continue to tell people that they had a problem in their spine, when I was finally looking at research that was showing those problems were not actually problems in the lives of many other people?
And how come some people could live pain free with arthritis or a slipped disc, but others could not?
were We putting the blame on the wrong source and missing the bigger picture?
As I studied the mind-body connection I learned the exact science behind how repetitive toxic thoughts and stress lead to chronic muscular tension. This chronic muscular tension would put constant pressure on the blood vessels and ultimately lead to a lack of oxygen in the part of the body where the tension was being held. Anytime you deprive an ligament, tendon, muscles, or organ for that matter, with oxygen, you will experience symptoms. The more severe the oxygen deprivation, the more severe the symptoms.
This explained how sometimes the pain I felt in my upper back would feel like a hot knife was stabbing me directly in my bone and then other times only feel like a constant dull ache.
This also began to explain why my patients too had pain that would come and go no matter what type of external therapies they tried. Let’s be honest, but the time most people reach out to a chiropractor, it’s because they have tried everything else and that has also failed, so they figure that they have nothing to loose at that point. Chiropractic isn’t exactly mainstream in the public’s eyes yet.
This also made the most sense logically to me and helped explain why chronic pain is so rampant. Who in this day and age was not dealing with some form of psychological stress? Whether that be in the form of financial, relationship, family, or work stress.
As I started to pay closer attention to my pain, I began to notice that at the time it was most severe, I was in an angry mood.
During that time in my life I was dealing with a frustrating individual who was not behaving as I thought they should be behaving and it drove me mad. The more I complained about that person out loud or in my head, the more angry I became, and the more my pain increased.
As I began to accept that the pain could be related to my emotional attitudes towards this person, or life in general, I began to seek out strategies that helped me release the anger.