(Image: Queensland Brain Inst)
Perhaps car accidents are more impactful with higher speed limits and a looser attitude toward driving under the influence...
Perhaps children are playing sports in a way that is too adult-like. There's pressure to perform. There's pressure to get a scholarship. Are kids playing more forcefully than when I was a child? After all, we play for the thrill. And to win.
I want to throw out some different hypotheses.
1- We are built differently. I'll say we are weaker. What are we made of? We are made of chemicals. The protein matrix of our bones, muscles, and tissues are full of poisons. We have a load of pesticides, solvents, preservatives, drugs and injections in our systems. Besides having a lot of environmental pollutants, it is awful knowing our food supply is deliberately poisoned. Our food is not food. (I bet scientists already have proof of this but won't tell us. I bet there are findings on blood work or Xrays that haven't been taught in medical school so they are ignored. You hear the term "artifacts" bandied about often. It's too easy to say, "Oh, it's just a meaningless artifact." Is it meaningless?
2- Our brains are terribly wired. Our brains are already damaged by our life styles. A brain can be so wrapped up in stress that it can't handle the new stress of an injury. Our brains are then in a super high level of nervous system overload. The autonomic nervous system is so fired up with draining stress hormones that an injury pushes it over the edge. When the body is already at the brink of collapse and then an impromptu accident is especially taxing.
Most of us appear to be functional. We have no idea how burdened our nervous systems are, because we are used to it.
"Toughen up!" Don't look weak. Don't ask for help.
How do you know if your nervous system is on the brink of collapse? If something threw your life into a tail spin right now, would your brain and body be able to handle it?
Would you have a mild injury to recover from , or would you end up disabled?
The whole point of chiropractic is to adjust the spine so it can unwind the stress of your life, giving you a refreshed energy to live the whole human experience --- regardless of pain, whether you are in pain or not in pain.