America's Funniest Home Videos (now known as AFV) has been around for a long time, in fact, I believe they are in their 21st season! They have provided American's and others across the world with thte kind of humor that can only come from real life situations. I enjoy AFV and laugh as hard as anyone else, but as a Chiropractor, I don't find the humor in what is happening in 95% of the videos that are broadcast.
The majority of the videos are of people doing stupid things on ATV's, Bikes, Trampolines, the list goes on! People fall, run into walls, run into each other. This all makes for a good laugh, but it is no laughing matter when it comes to the injuries that are sustained by many of those people, who are unfortunately mainly kids. Do you think that a 5-year-old riding his bike into a mailbox is really that funny? When you think about the fact that he essentially sustained a whiplash injury, it doesn't maky you laugh too much anymore does it?
The problem with all of these "incidences" is that they are injuring the spine and those injuries are likely healing in wrong. No, there is not blood and no broken bones, but there is still an injury nonetheless. Yes, "Kids are resilient", "All kids fall down", and "It will make him tougher." How many of you have said or heard those excuses? Maybe you heard your own parents say it when you were a kid. If you did, or if you hae said similar statemtns about your own child when they fall (whether it was a big fall or not), I want you to ask yourself a couple of questions. First, do you experience ongoing symptoms that would indicate your body is not working the way it should? Do you experience problems with indigestion> Do you have allergies that have gotten worse as you've gotten older? Do you have pain/numbness/aching anywhere in your body? Do you feel like you get sick more often and your illnesses last longer as you age?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, here are two more to poner. Would you like to do something that would change the course of your health...so that you can live life to the fullest? Would you like to prevent your children from dealing with a life of sickness, disease, and mediocrity? For 115 years, chiropractors have been helping people by removing interference to the function of the nervous system (subluxations) that are caused by injuries to the spine. Yes, chiropractic helps to reduce pain in your back, but that is not its purpose. Yes, chiorpractic has helped people to better deal with Infertility, Irritable Bowel Disease, and Influenza (to name just a few), but chirorpactic is not treating those diseases/disorders.
If there is any purpose in me wirting this Blog post, it is to attempt to help people see that there are so many things we do in our everyday life that can damage our spine and nervous system. Over time, that damage can and will lead to decreased function and decreased health in our bodies. Just by making the choice to get yourself and your family checked for subluxations, you could be radically altering the course of your life and will be able to look forward to a life of health and vitality rather than sickness and disease.
If you are interested in what I have written and have questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR if you would like to schedule an appointment as a new patient, please call our office at 815-623-5460. Thank you!
Yours in Health,