Today’s world is incredibly focused on feelings. Self-awareness, emotions, and heartfelt communication are all the rage, and while these things aren’t bad in and of themselves, if we focus on nothing but feelings, we’re left in an erroneous state.

How many times have you felt a certain way, only to realize your assumptions and feelings were completely incorrect? While this can result in minor frustrations in our emotional and mental lives, confusing physical feelings with physical function can have a detrimental effect on your health.

If I Feel Good, Am I Healthy?

Simply feeling good physically is not a good indicator that you are in good health, as anyone who has received a shocking diagnosis can attest to. The sensory nerves make up only a small part of the central nervous system, meaning that you only feel a small percentage of what is actually occurring within your body. In fact, your body contains over 41 miles of nerves, and only 18% of them feel pain. This means that there is a whole lot going on in your body that you are unaware of, both in terms of what is functioning well and what is not.

So unfortunately, simply feeling good does not mean you are healthy. However, being healthy does mean that your body is properly functioning, which is the primary goal of Vital Life Chiropractic, a neurologically-based, principled chiropractic office in Lithia Springs, Georgia.

Focusing on Function Is the Key to Health

When you visit Dr. Ronnie and his staff at Vital Life Chiropractic, you’ll get a glimpse into their passion for health and you’ll experience their commitment to educating Lithia Springs residents on the benefits of chiropractic. Dr. Ronnie knows that function is the key to health—it’s not about how you feel but how your body is actually working, and that’s why he utilizes neurologically-based chiropractic care to treat the whole body and help his practice members achieve optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Ronnie sees individuals from all across the health spectrum. Some practice members are simply interested in maintaining health and proper body function while others are facing a myriad of physical ailments, pain, and discomfort. Chiropractic care is different from conventional healthcare methods, as it seeks to get to the root of any problem you may be experiencing. This approach does not simply cover up “bad” feelings and trick you into feeling and believing that everything is fine. Instead, it investigates your whole health to find the source of origin for a particular problem, which is likely rooted in the central nervous system, and then corrects it, leading to an actual resolution and improved body function.

If you’re interested in learning more about feeling versus function, how you can optimize your health, or why you should begin chiropractic care today, give Dr. Ronnie a call at Vital Life Chiropractic. His office serves residents in Lithia Springs, Mableton, Austell, Clarkdale, Wesley Station, Powder Springs, Kellogg, Douglasville, and Hiram.




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