You walk into your Chiropractor's office, hop on the table and point to where it
hurts. But the Chiropractor adjusts a totally different part of your spine...not
even close to where you feel the pain. Why is that?
There's an old saying that goes when you step on a dog's tail, it barks out the
other end. In Chiropractic, that means where you hurt (the bark) isn't necessarily
where the problem is (the tail). Many times the symptom you feel in one area is
due to a remote cause. For example, someone with sciatica may feel pain down
their leg, but the cause of the problem is a Vertebral Subluxation in their spine.
Chiropractors recognize that if you address the cause of the symptoms, the body
will no longer have a need to produce it. That's why Chiropractors focus on fixing
underlying problems and not superficial effects. Chasing after symptoms is like a
dog chasing its own tail - spinning around and around until it gets dizzy, confused
and frustrated. It's much smarter to address the underlying cause from the start.