Here’s an interesting fact for you:

The one-and-only Marilyn Monroe developed her signature walk by hacking off the heel of one shoe.  I hear something like that and my chiropractor’s brain instantly thinks “compensation pattern”.

What do I mean?

Well, by changing the length of one leg, Monroe would set up a movement pattern that, if she continued it long enough, could only hurt the delicate musculoskeletal balance in her body.  She died young, at age 36. But I’d guess that if she’d lived longer, and kept walking that way, she’d have ended up with a bad back.  And that would have been just the start of her problems (she may have developed hip, knee or even neck pain as well).

What does such speculation have to do with you?

I sometimes see patients who are unclear about how their pain started.  They wonder, “What did I do wrong?”   They’re hurting but can’t remember an injury or trauma or wrong move.  What they (and possibly you) need to realize is this often comes down to “invisible” micro/repetitive stressors like the one above, and doesn’t have to be some big event.


It’s emotional stress triggering a response.

(An easy one to overlook.)

If you have a “mystery” pain, you’re most likely compensating in one way or another too; a pattern that can lead you into more trouble (and worse pain) unless you take care of it now.  If you’d like to prevent that from happening (and feel better) shoot us an email and let’s get you an appointment so I can take a look.

Before I go, one final reminder:

This month is Kids’ Month here at Annex Family Chiropractic.  Kids are never too young to suffer the same problems.  It’s called life.  Spinal vertebrae can become misaligned at any age.  Not only are chiropractic adjustments safe for kids, but the earlier the better, because…

We’ll catch patterns like this before they start!

That’s all for now.

No word on the baby yet – soon!

I’ll keep you posted. :-)

Sincerely In Health,

Dr. Josh