Today my son, Max, in a misguided attempt to be funny, responded to my morning litany of things-to-do-today by saying, “Blah, blah, blah.” This did not go over well for him but it got me smiling later in the day as I tried to remember directions to a store I have not been to in awhile. I am severely navigationally challenged and my GPS system — often known as the Spawn of Satan –misdirected me, making things worse. I realized that in asking my brain to recall the directional information, my brain was like Max: “Blah, blah, blah.” The lights were on but I could NOT get my brain to do what I wanted it to do.
I use this story to illustrate an important idea in chiropractic care. Your brain is trying to communicate with your body, and vice versa. Every day. Millions of times a day. Requests for water, more blood, less blood, less water, etc. Our inner being is a finely- managed “household,” and it is all happening mostly without our even noticing. Our brain-body communication works 24 hours a day, seven days a week and orchestrates, for the most part, flawlessly.
The frustration we experience with our bodies often occurs when requests are being made that the brain or the body cannot fully hear because there is a lack of reception or communication somewhere in the system. Imagine your lungs or your heart or your kidneys saying “blah, blah, blah” to requests being made inside you. One of the things I have heard repeatedly in practice over the 15 years I have worked with people is that they experience more “Aye, Captain!” and “Yes, Maaaaaaaaaaam!” moments in their bodies when they experience regular chiropractic care. Taking pressure off the communication highway, their nerve system, helps them to think more clearly, respond more quickly, and adapt more easily. So the message of today is: Turn your Blah into a Tadaaa! Get your spine checked by a chiropractor. You will be glad you did!