What people tell you about things that affected them (typically based on their own experience) can actually have an effect on you. How you think is important to how your health experience is going to unfold. Remember that “Mind-Body Connection” idea?
I am not talking about “all” helpful ideas, but often Chiropractors hear stories about people who convince our patients that something is going to hurt, that they are not going to get better, or that they have their own similar experience that somehow relates. The patient’s problem then becomes more difficult because they now have a pre-conception. Their mind has been infected with a conclusion. The mind-body connection is has interference. If you think about this for a moment, you can see how it happens. Someone has back pain for one reason or another, and something works for them (or doesn’t work), and so they think everyone’s back pain will respond just like theirs. Everybody’s unique though, and so is every injury unique in its own way. Not every back and neck problem will respond the same way.
Many “quick solutions” may end up being “hit or miss”, but that is not to say that they will not work for you. You will have to be alert for the presence of “Mind Germs that can infect your experience”. At the same time, I will take the time to identify the unique aspects of your problem and come up with a combination best suited for you. So, in the meantime, watch out for those “Mind Germs”. They are almost always typically negative, and they are also the ones that sound like they will fit every situation, every time. The person with all that advice remains a great person, we just get to decide whether to agree with them about how it will go for you.
Let’s talk about this and the mind-body connection at your next session. Schedule it here.