I spend a lot of time talking about muscles and whether or not they are doing their jobs "properly." When muscles don't do their jobs properly, the result is often pain in other parts of the body. That can be a difficult concept to grasp, so I've come up with a metaphor that may help to make a little more sense of it all.
The Work Environment
Let's think about your work environment for a second.
We've all got that one guy or girl that doesn't exactly hold up their end of the bargain.
When the deadline for the big project is coming up, he or she is holding everything else back. You have a decision to make: either let the project crash and burn or do what you can to pick up the slack for that person and get the project completed on time.
It's likely you choose to pick up the slack for that person, but that adds a new stress to your life. You aren't only responsible for your own work, but someone else's. It's likely that this stress could lead to a strained work environment down the road.
In order to fix this strained work environment, the person either needs to start doing their job properly or the boss needs to find someone else who can.
Your body is very similar. For a variety of reasons, the brain sometimes "turns off" muscles. These muscles become "that guy or girl" that doesn't do their job at work.
Other parts of the body (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints, other muscles) are forced to pick up the slack (like you) in order to get the job done. Over time, these parts of the body ware down, leading to injuries and chronic pain.
In therapy, our job is to identify those muscles that aren't doing their job properly and convince them to start working again. When this happens, injuries and chronic pain start to heal quickly.
Hopefully, this metaphor helps you to make more sense of what we're looking for in the Neuro Therapy process.
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About the Author
Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore areas only specialist Neuro Therapy clinic for people who want to stay active into their 40s, 50s, and beyond.