Thinking like a healthy person requires….well, thinking.

Principle 1:

Just because you feel good, does not mean that you are healthy and without risk.

How we feel, and how we are functioning, are two different things. People have cancer before they feel the symptom that leads to the doctor appointment and final diagnosis. Research has shown that many people with herniated discs in their spine, don’t have symptoms. For many people with severe heart disease, the first symptom is a heart attack. They felt fine otherwise.

Just because your back doesn’t hurt, doesn’t mean you don’t have degeneration or disc problems. You see, it’s the problems that lurk beneath the pain threshold, that create risk for real bad symptoms or catastrophe. Understanding the facts that follow, will help you protect and educate your family from potentially life-threatening mistakes.

Ignoring an underlying problem:

Doesn’t make it go away.

Doesn’t lower risk of injury or flare up.

Doesn’t cost less, in fact, it will end up costing you more.

Doesn’t save time. The longer you wait to act, normally, the longer it takes to fix.

INCREASES the likelihood of chronic disease.

INCREASES the depth to which the problem sinks it’s claws into you (severity).

INCREASES the time, effort and cost when it finally breaks you and you are forced to take action.

The day before, the moment before you feel pain, you often feel fine. When the symptom arises, you wonder where it came from. You listen, you seek help and the pain or symptom goes away. But what about the cause? Pain is the last thing to show, and the first thing to go. If your low back pain feels better but the degeneration and inflammation remains, what’s the likelihood that the cause will trigger symptoms again? There is a very high likelihood the symptoms will return, but worse next time, because the problem has aged without help. A chronic problem left alone to fester only gets worse.

When a sharks fin scares you, but then disappears beneath the waves, your fear does not go away, and neither does the threat. The same is true with the cause of a symptom that disappears from time to time. The threat remains.