Stopping the Vicious Cycle

There is a difference between knowledge and action.

—Dr. John Grams, pastor, and all around great dad

 I‘ve hit you with a lot of information, but it’s all vital stuff to know even if you are not a chiropractor Little Falls MN. Think about it. If You Do Something Wrong or if Something Bad Happens To You then comes:

– The Buckling Point. Nociception. Muscle imbalance. Abnormal joint movement.

– The Tipping Point. Constant nociception. Muscle incoordination. Turning off the pump.

– The Breaking Point. Sensitization. Stabilizer atrophy. Degeneration.

– The Point of No Return. Allodynia. Hyperalgesia. Neoneuralization. Scar tissue. Bone spurring.

– The Dead Canary. Pain. Nociceptive bombardment. Adaptive physiology. Sickness. Disease. Death.

Whew. That’s a lot to grab hold of and swallow. But take heart: it’s nothing like the physical pain I’m going to help you avoid as a chiropractor Little Falls MN.

When your body gets caught in The Vicious Cycle, you’re able to do less and less. Your self-reliance and independence begins to crumble. You lose control of your body and life. Doing what you want becomes harder and harder. And for most people, The Vicious Cycle continues as they pile on Tylenol, NSAIDs, potions, lotions, injections, incomplete physical care, some type of cleverly marketed cure-all, and who knows, maybe a dreaded spinal surgery. Then, because The Vicious Cycle still hasn’t been stopped, they go back to the doctor or chiropractor Little Falls MN seeking answers, and hear the despicable soul-destroying words (and yes they’re worth repeating), “There’s nothing you can do about it,” or “You’ll have to learn to live with it,” or “It’s just a part of getting older,” or “It’s all in your head.”

The thing that really grinds my gears, the thing that truly boggles my mind, is that during the whole cycle, the back and neck have always had the potential to get better. Your body is designed to fight back. Your body hates The Vicious Cycle. It hates that it’s being forced to damage itself. It hates not being able to express its full potential. It hates not living a pain-free life. It desperately wants to recover.


All we have to do is to figure out how to give it what it wants.

Right now, you know more about the actual origins of back and neck pain than most health professionals do. Good, but it’s not good enough. Growing up my father always said, “Benjamin, there is a difference between knowledge and action,” and he’s right. It’s how you apply this knowledge to your life that is the important part. Doing something different to get a different result is where the magic lies. But what do you do now? How do you break free of the Vicious Cycle and catapult yourself into a pain-free life?

Good question. Read on, my friend.

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