The warning signals depicted here are some of the more common signals calling for chiropractic evaluation, interpretation, and care. Other warning signals indicating health problems of a chiropractic nature include irritability, nervousness, and sleeplessness.
And there are others called paresthesia — usually described as feeling like pins and needles, but may show up as hot or cold spots, stinging, burning, crawling or electric-shock sensations and the like.
Actually, the body sends an unending stream of totally selfish, urgent messages telling how it feels and what might be done to bring it contentment and happiness—at least for the moment.
Most warning signals call for a professional examination and diagnosis of what’s causing the warning and what to do about it.
2. NECK STIFFNESS OR PAIN
3. PAIN BETWEEN OR AROUND SHOULDERS
4. LOW BACK PAIN, ACHE, STIFFNESS
5. PAIN, NUMBNESS IN ARMS, HANDS
6. PAIN, NUMBNESS IN LEGS, FEET
7. PAINFUL, STIFF WRISTS
8. PAINFUL, STIFF ELBOWS (OR OTHER JOINTS)
MOST MESSAGES HUM-DRUM
Most of those messages are rather common place and need no professional interpretation. Such hum-drum messages typically request “creature comfort” attention: I’m too cold — I’m too hot — I’m hungry — I’m thirsty — I’m sleepy—I itch—and dozens of other daily demands which often must be filled on a moment’s notice.
SOUNDING THE ALARM
Mixed in with that ceaseless hub-bub of bodily demands for attention are the body’s own warning signals of developing illness, disease, and structural problems. Most warning signals call for a professional examination and diagnosis of what’s causing the warning alarm to sound and what to do about it.
If you just hit your thumb with a hammer, the resulting pain signal probably needs no interpretation, but if you are getting recurring warning signals like those shown here, your body is undoubtedly calling for professional help in evaluating the situation.
In such warning signal cases, a chiropractic examination is indicated without delay. The worst response you can make to your body’s cry for help is to ignore the warning or put it off to another day.
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