For every weakness, we have a strength. For every shortcoming we have a strong suit. For every zig we have a zag.
Whether a zig or a zag, a subluxation is just the body’s gorgeous, creative attempt to accommodate its environment. Making subluxations bad, or considering them the enemy, is egotistical madness. You might as well be against the darkness of night or the chill of winter.
Instead of subluxation, would you prefer a narrower range of adaptability? A life devoid of any type of stress? Immediate death?
Help patients understand that subluxations are a stress response and survival mechanism. While a brilliant short-term strategy, if not resolved, long-standing subluxations can often lead to other problems. Just as ignoring squeaky brakes can lead to a far more expensive repair bill later.
Recognize that many patients must endure expensive repairs before seeing the wisdom of prevention. Be patient with patients.