The body is a machine aimed to create movement, which is what supports Life. Any trauma would potentially affect some structures that may not be able to function perfectly anymore. But doesn’t matter what happens, the body will still keep adapting at its best. One day, after accumulating different traumas and imbalances, the body might not be able to keep adapting properly, thus, will start to send signals of malfunction: this is what we call pain (as one of the manifestations of malfunction).
Take the example of a Swiss watch to explain simply what happens: A Swiss watch is made of tens or hundreds of little structures that are arranged extremely precisely. They will all work together to ensure that the time given is always perfectly precise. If one of these structures is not properly aligned, or suddenly has a shape defect, or a tiny dust enters the system, it may affect one of the movements. Slowly, the other structures will start to be affected eventually, and at the end, the whole system may be affected. Osteopaths are somehow the mechanics or watchmakers of the body.
For the human body, this might manifest as:
- Back, neck, shoulder, other joint pain.
- Headaches or migraines
- Digestive troubles
- Any pain in general