The Last Straw that Breaks the Camel's Back
1. Have you ever discovered yourself in pain for an unknown explanation?
2. Have you ever wondered why your pain appeared out of the blue?
If YES, here are the reasons.
Well, we all know the pain do not appear out of nowhere, in fact, your pain may have been developing for a period of time without you consciously aware of it. The bothersome symptoms may have built up over time like the analogy of the straws on the camel's back. Hundreds of straws are piled up over time, and with the extra one last straw, the 1000th straw, the camel’s back suddenly breaks.
The straws building up on your camel’s back are divided into 3 ‘T’s, trauma, toxins and thoughts. For example, falls, awkward posture, repetitive stress, stepping off a curb unawares, chemicals in the food, emotional stress and many more may lead to unconscious spinal problems. Subtle shifts in the body are taking place due to the cumulative effect of seemingly minor contributing factors as mentioned above, to the point where you reach your limit, your 999 straws. Then all that is needed is one last minor thing to go wrong and all of a sudden, you end up with that particular ‘pain’ for an ‘unknown’ explanation. Once that camel’s back has broken, it requires a huge job to fix it.
A symptom is just a symptom, it is not the cause. What you feel may only be the tip of an iceberg, with huge underlying causes that remained hidden. Most treatments fail because they only address the symptom, but not the cause. I believe that the symptoms are there to warn you that something is not right to your body, that if you persist to go on without taking action to break the cycle, it is going to cost you. The worst thing you can do to your body is masking the symptom or ignoring it by thinking it will gets better over time without making any changes in your life. Hence, it is time for us to take greater responsibility for our own health and well-being by focusing more on prevention than on cure.