How to Not be a Wobbly Stool
Have you ever sat on a stool that just wasn’t right? The higher it is the scarier it is—especially if it doesn’t have a back to it.
With the spine, the stool can be wobbly but you might not know it right away. If you catch yourself bending in an awkward position and hear a popping noise and your original pain returns it’s safe to say that you lost your adjustment at that moment in time. But usually it’s more subtle.
Brain fog or inability to pay attention to the task at hand, feeling “run down” and more easily stressed out also may be signs that you’ve lost your adjustment. These are delayed responses, some times taking up to weeks to appear after the spinal subluxation returns. Because of this, they’re not the best indicators as to whether or not you need an adjustment.
One thing is for sure, when you do get adjusted the thing we monitor here above all else is the leg length differential or hip level. The part of the brain that controls this is the vestibular nucleus.
Now, to get to the vestibular nucleus, we had to go by way of the brain stem and cerebellum. At the speed of sound, the cerebellum also affects the amygdala (stress and anxiety center), the hippocampus (our memory and learning center), and the hypothalamus (the main player in our hormonal system). That’s why it’s not uncommon for someone to come in because of lower back pain and they notice they’re handling stress better and sleeping better!
Fixing the wobbly stool makes all four legs work better.