Many people are still caught up in an old, outdated, and prehistoric view of Chiropractic. A view that teaches that what we do, as chiropractors, is relieve pain, see people forever – ad nauseum, do sports therapy, orthotics, and some sort of magic therapy that no one seems to understand.
First of all, I need to be emphatic with you. Chiropractic is not therapy! No, it is not some magical treatment which makes people somehow better. Chiropractic is all about making the “thing” that runs you – your nervous system – function at the very best level that it can. If we can do this, then your body, which is under the direct command of your nervous system, will function at its highest level – in all aspects. You will have the very best of health! The rehab, the orthotics, etc, that some chiropractors use, are all designed to help stabilize this function.
Some people feel that when one sees a chiropractor, one has to go forever. We’ve all heard this. I need to tell you that this is absolutely not true – especially in my office. Why? Simple….I like to give my patients choices. You see…once a patient recovers, I suggest we then place him/her on Wellness Care, where I will see them occasionally, for life, to make certain that they stay that way. Wow! What a concept!
I find that a number of people are still not accustomed to thinking of chiropractic care as a Wellness entity. Consider this for a moment: How long do you brush your teeth for? - for life. WOW! What about having your hair cut? Also for life – how about that! How often do you fill up your car? Most likely once/week for life as well. You see, we are surrounded by rituals that we do because they are of great benefit for us. Chiropractic is no different. Unfortunately, there are people out there who still view Chiropractic as a “fix-it” profession – and from that perspective this makes perfect sense; don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. Right.
I need to remind you though, that it is not a matter of fixing anything. It is a matter of correcting the reason you have a problem in the first place, and then seeing you occasionally to make certain you stay that way for life! I like that approach. Makes total sense to me! And I think you’ll agree!