I've heard from many patients about different types of injuries and accidents that they have sustained. Some are accidental while others, seem to be giving them a message.
Take Mrs. Smith for example. She came into my office with a twisted ankle after falling down 2 stairs. When I asked her to describe what was going on in her life at that time, we found out that life was quite stressful for her. She was carrying things in both arms and rushing to get the phone that was ringing. She was also taking care of 2 children at the time. When I asked her what her body was trying to tell her with her ankle...her response was to S-L-O-W down.
She admitted that she had noticed that life was going by too fast and wanted to slow down and because she didn't listen to her body, her body decided to make her. For the next two weeks, she was forced to rest and recover.
So, other than injuring yourself...because that's not quite fun...what are some ways your body is sending you a message to tell you to slow down?
Listen to your body! Don't wait until it's too late to pay attention to it.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.