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Are You Getting Stronger or Weaker? - Supporting Your Atlas Alignment

The key to freedom from the pain cycle and getting the best results from your atlas alignment is training your own body to do its own work. In practical terms, it means that it will not adjust you at the first sign of distress. Instead, I must find a way to train your body to become strong enough to take care of itself.

The key to freedom from the pain cycle and getting the best results from your atlas alignment is training your own body to do its own work. You have to do your own push-ups! Let’s say that you decide to get fit, healthy and strong … and you’ve just discovered an ingenious way to do it! You’re going to pay me to go to the gym for you.

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I will do all your push-ups, all your running, and all the work … but you’re going to get all the benefits. Sounds awesome, right? Of course, it sounds amazing. The only problem is a fairytale! If you want to reap the benefits of exercise, you and you alone must do the work.

You can have a gym partner, personal trainer, or coach, but “you have to do your own push-ups.” The same goes for your atlas alignment. Misalignments occur at every level of your spine all the time. Its what allows your body to move!

However, if your muscles are damaged or weak, these misalignments have the potential to negatively affect your health. So how does your body prevent these types of misalignments from happening? By using your muscles!

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And what do muscles feel when they’re worked out? They ache and they burn. They feel uncomfortable. If you’re doing a bunch of push-ups, you don’t get stronger from the first few reps. Its when you’re starting to feel the burn that the real work is happening.

The same thing happens when your muscles struggle to maintain your alignment. As uncomfortable as the process may be, it is far better than having that same amount of tension pulling directly on your nervous system. Even if your adjustment does slip, the effort your muscles made to keep control of your alignment will make you stronger next time.

For this reason, there will be times when your adjustment will be slipping - you will be feeling uncomfortable - but I will elect not to adjust you for the very purpose of making your own bodywork to pull back the misalignment on its own.  

You Have to do Your Own Push-ups to Make Your Atlas Alignment Stronger

 Its when you "feel the burn" that your muscles are actually getting stronger.  Can you imagine what would happen if I pushed on your spine every time you felt a little uncomfortable? First, I would only create more stress for your nervous system, causing your pendulum to swing erratically … maybe even making your condition worse.

Second, I would be doing the very work that your own muscles need to do. In effect, I would be doing your push-ups for you with the expectation that you can reap that rewards. That is insane! That strategy will only keep you weak and dependent on someone like me to push on your spine every few days for the rest of your life just so that you can “feel good” make it through the week.

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  That is not the purpose of an atlas alignment, and that is not my goal for you. The purpose of upper cervical care:

  1. To restore the alignment of your upper neck into its normal range of flexibility so that your own muscles will be able to keep it there; and

  2. To allow your own muscles to do the work without interference to keep it there for as long as possible.

When you have a misalignment that is truly jammed in a way that your body can’t fix the problem by itself, that is when I have to adjust you. However, if you have a misalignment that your body is capable of fixing without me, that is when I will make your muscles do the work on their own.

As I’ve stated before, my ultimate goal for you is to facilitate your recovery - adjusting you only when absolutely necessary - so that your own body will be able to take care of itself. My goal is to allow you the opportunity to get stronger so that you need my services as little as possible.

From an upper cervical chiropractic perspective, I’m of the opinion that you are not doing well until your adjustment is stable for at least one month at a time … and that is entry-level! I prefer when your muscles are strong enough to maintain control of your adjustment for three months, six months, a year, or even longer!

When I use the expression, “You have to do your own push-ups,” I don’t mean that you literally have to do push-ups. What I do mean is that your own muscles have to do the work so that your adjustments will stabilize. That is the only way that you will be able to reap the greatest benefits from your care. I mean, think about it. If your own body is strong enough to pull your alignment back on its own, it means three things:

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  1.  Doing the work is an investment. Simple but not always easy ... but in the long run, well worth it! You didn't actually need another adjustment in the first place. And if we had, it could have seriously messed things up.
  2. Your body is capable of doing something it was not previously able to do. And if that’s not a clear sign of progress, I don’t know what is!
  3. Your muscles may even be strong enough to prevent misalignments in the future. I wouldn’t intentionally go out to test it, but you may be able to suffer a direct blow to the head without your adjustment ever slipping.

Doing push-ups isn’t always a fun chore. Yes, you would probably feel way much better if I’d just adjust you when your muscles start to pull or burn. But the benefit of doing your own pushups is massive. A bit of physical discomfort is both normal and necessary. That is the price of getting stronger. That is the price of independence. That is the price of getting healthier. And it the long term, the price is worth it.

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