I need a "Tune-Up"
"Doctor, I go to bed tired and I wake up tired." A common complaint
in most doctors' offices. The usual examination checks for diabetes, hypoglycemia,
anemia and other conditions which cause chronic tiredness. Often, no definite
physiological disease can be pinpointed. The patient is left with a frustrated
feeling and is still tired.
This condition equates to your automobile when it needs a tune-up; nothing
is seriously wrong but it just isn't performing well. The first thing a mechanic
does is clean or replace the points and spark plugs, because he knows when the
electrical system (like the nervous system of the body) is carrying the spark
at maximum, the whole engine runs smoothly and efficiently.
Your body's engine also depends on the condition of the electrical or nervous
system. This vital nerve force keeps the various organs and glands functioning
normally. Without this nerve energy we cannot stay alert, vigorous and healthy.
It is the force which coordinates and drives all the intricate machinery of
the human body. When something interferes with the flow of nerve energy, we
can easily feel tired and rundown. For example, if the heart is not receiving
all the nerve energy is normally receives, it cannot pump properly. It still
functions, but not at maximum. It's similar to reducing the power to a light
bulb which results in dim lighting instead of the proper bright light.
The spinal cord, which is made up of all the nerves leading to the organs
and tissues of the body, is protected by the spinal column, commonly called
the "backbone." If one of the vertebrae making up this protective
column slips out of proper alignment, a nerve can be pinched or squeezed and
the function of an organ or glad will be decreased.
Doctors of Chiropractic are particularly trained to locate such misalignments
and restore the vertebra to its normal alignment. More importantly, a general
feeling of tiredness is often the forerunner of a more serious condition, so
it makes sense to have a check-up (tune-up) now. The sooner, the better!