Pain…not necessarily good or bad. Ever wonder why we hurt one day, maybe not
another? Me too, and so I went on a journey to study pain over the last 6 months.
This is something I’ve come up with: Do you have motion detection sensors on your house? The sensors placed all around the exterior of the home sense some type of movement and on come the floodlights, lighting every nook and cranny of the front/back yard. I love this as one security feature of my home! When the lights come on, my heart races a little and I’m on the hunt for “who’s in my yard” and “am I about to get robbed?” Initially, when I placed the sensors up, the floodlights come on a lot. And initially I was freaked out, but then found my neighbors cat strolling through my front yard (no threat there). Another time I was checking through all the windows, only to discover a windy night was stirring the tree branches enough to again, trigger the sensors and on came all the lights (no threat there either).
The sensors are just that, sensors and their sensitivity can be set. The human body, this fascinating thing, is very similar. All around our body we have sensors giving us feedback on pressure, touch, temperature. It’s our brain that then has to decide, “based on the information given to me by these sensors, is there danger?” If there’s perceived danger, on go the flood lights….pain. Sometimes I’m able to hop up on a ladder and fix the sensitivity of my sensors. But, if I had to be honest, I didn’t go to school for home security and so, sometimes I have to call a security specialist to help me get things just right. I don’t need the floodlights on when there’s a cat, but I definitely want to know if someone is casing my place! Now certainly there is a bit more to it than just that, we’re trying to keep it basic. If you’ve been struggling with low back pain or a nagging shoulder, we’d love to run you through a thorough evaluation and discuss how, as a team, we can work to change your sensitivities.