Chiropractic is for everyone!

Every person that has a spine should be seeing a Chiropractor.

Chiropractic is not for bad backs, It is not for people who were injured in an accident. It is not for the elderly, or athletes, or those who have insurance. Chiropractic is for EVERYBODY!

Some people with bad backs do improve with Chiropractic care. Some elderly people have conditions that improve while under Chiropractic care. Some people are able to reduce or eliminate medications  while receiving Chiropractic care. Many people who receive Chiropractic care recover completely or partially from many different conditions.

I did not say that Chiropractic can help any specific group of people or any specific condition. Thus the problem and the benefit of Chiropractic.


Ten Snow Tips

I just wanted to jot down a few words about the weather and its relationship to chiropractic.

Most of us recognize the relationship between chiropractic and snow.

Really?  I ask, rhetorically.

Well, there’s the idea of people who might slip in the snow and wrench their back.   Or the unfortunate auto accident.

These are situations that are real.   We chiropractors are all too familiar with them.

But!!!  I think that despite the incredible help people receive from chiropractic care,  as a result of these mishaps, the greatest benefit a patient, or practice member,  receives is the correction of subluxations.

Chiropractic has been very effective in the care of people who suffer with muscle strains (and many other conditions).  Chiropractic, in my my view, helps these conditions as a side effect.   I have seen people that came to me because they heard that chiropractors help with accidents.  I evaluate them, and often find some subluxations … which may or may not have been present before the injury.  As a chiropractor, I correct their subluxation(s) and the person improves.

They are not being treated for their injuries.  The practice member may have come to me because of the injury.   That examination may have uncovered vertebral subluxations (maybe as the result of the injury or maybe from the stress of life).  The most important thing is that the vs (vertebral subluxations) were corrected.   With everything within the nervous system optimally functioning, the body has the greatest chance to heal … whatever  needed to heal.

So, with that truth in mind, when shoveling snow or maneuvering around:

  1. Bend at the knees.
  2. Don’t try to fill the shovel,  know your limit.
  3. Take frequent breaks,  enjoy the beauty.
  4. If possible,  go out every few hours and shovel several inches instead of a foot.
  5. Ask for assistance from relatives,  neighbors and friends.
  6. Take your time.
  7. Watch where you step.
  8. Be careful that ice may be under the snow.
  9. Leave room between your car and the next, while driving.
  10. Expect the unexpected.

Oh, my aching back …not!

I’m not boasting.

You know, we chiropractors should have perfect backs.  But we’re human, too.

I personally get my spine checked every other week.  I rarely have a special need for “getting adjusted because I hurt.”

With the amount of snow that we’ve been getting, some people are coming in due to shoveling, slips, and accidents.

That’s life.

What I’ve noticed in my short amount of time as a chiropractor (practicing 30 years), is people who are regular with chiropractic (coming in NOT only when they have an issue) recover from these unfortunate mishaps quicker and with less complications.

When communication between the brain and the rest of the body is optimal, the body is better at adapting to the environment (i.e. mishaps).

When I need to make a decision to open/close the office, I have a system in place for communicating important information to the body of my practice members.  I know who is supposed to come into the office from my home … aren’t computers great!  I can post a notice on my website or I can phone people.  I can send out an email, a tweet or a post on Facebook, etc.  As long as I have a good connection on the internet, as long as the phone is connected to the network, as long as the lines are free from interference…I can adequately adapt to the circumstances.

All of that is possible because I have set things up for the possibility that things don’t go exactly as planned.

That’s life.