Symptoms – Looking Below the Surface

Remember the iceberg that sunk the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic? It turns out that icebergs can be an excellent analogy to explain your health. 

The TIP of the iceberg is symbolic of symptoms or pain, such as:

  • Back & Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Muscular tension
  • Numbness & tingling

By the time obvious symptoms rise to the surface, it’s usually a sign of a larger problem. The danger here is symptoms can come and go depending on different stresses and lifestyle choices (repetitive mental & physical stress, inadequate nutrition and movement, etc.) that are put on the body. In the iceberg analogy, the underlying cause sitting BELOW the surface is contributing to what’s ABOVE the surface (symptoms).

Iceburg Analogy for health problems. Symptoms sit above the surface including neck pain, back pain, headaches, migraines, sciatica, and fatigue. The underlying cause of pain and symptoms include not meeting the body's requirements like moving, eating well, taking care of your mental health, and nervous system health with chiropractic.

If symptoms become more frequent, appear to be getting worse, or lasting longer is typically when we pay attention and perhaps take action. This thinking is REACTIVE, which is how the average American approaches their health (for many different reasons).


An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – Benjamin Franklin


Whether you have symptoms or not, it’s never too late to start being PROACTIVE and looking below the surface for what could be the UNDERLYING CAUSE of the dysfunction of your body before a crisis occurs.

The underlying cause of many health issues usually boils down to failing to adequately meet one or more of your body’s requirements (FUEL, MIND, MOVE, BRAIN/BODY CONNECTION). Read more about these requirements here.

Drs. Megan and Adam focus on optimizing your BRAIN/BODY CONNECTION through NeuroStructural Correction. Many times when people visit us, their examination reveals significant structural abnormalities within their spine that is preventing their nerve system (brain-body connection) to function appropriately. This can contribute to secondary issues (symptoms). Sometimes those structural abnormalities are in areas where there are no symptoms.  

This is the power of our NeuroStructural Examination; it helps to determine your current level of nervous system function and to see if a core problem exists that we can help with. When it comes to this checkup, doing it NOW can help locate and correct hidden problems before they worsen. How you feel is NOT an accurate measure of your health. 

This examination uses objective tools to measure your body’s structure and function. We help you create a plan to optimize both so you can not only feel better, but most importantly function better. This allows your body to stay strong, resist breakdown, and keep major issues from surfacing as often.

If you’d like help investigating the status of your BRAIN/BODY CONNECTION, don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s NEVER too early to start being proactive about your health.