“I am feeling great, should I still come in to get an adjustment?”

If I feel good, do I still need to come in for an adjustment

Just heard from someone, “I am feeling great, should I still come in to get an adjustment?”

I realized what a great opportunity to help someone understand how this chiropractor functions.

Here was my answer:

“that’s the million dollar question. If you’re subluxated (misalignment of the spine) I can detect it and ‘adjust’ it. Symptoms of a subluxation may not be recognized by you but it does effect your health.”

He kept his appointment.

Your health team

Include Chiropractic to maximize your health potential.

Include Chiropractic to maximize your health potential.

Being a part of a team can be very beneficial.

Often, people will want to know if they should tell their Medical doctor that they are seeing a Chiropractor.  I think that they should.

The uniqueness about Chiropractic is the presence of vertebral subluxations. The Chiropractor will be determining whether or not there are vertebral subluxations noted in the spine. If so, then the Chiropractor will analyze the method that is best for correcting it and then proceed to make an adjustment.

There is more to that, but for the most part each person will receive a similar experience.  It is often referred to as LACVS which stands for Locate, Analyze and Correct Vertebral Subluxations (in order to assist in optimizing health potential by removing interference to the expression of each person’s innate intelligence).

Chiropractors are the only health care providers that perform the service of LACVS!

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.

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Are you here for your pain?

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My dad was an electrician and he used to take me with him on some of the jobs.  I was probably 10 years old at the time and he would have me help with crawling in attics or “fishing” wires through walls.  As I got older and more experienced, I would help with more complicated projects.

In the early days, fuse boxes were common and, eventually, were replaced by circuit breakers.  Dad would usually get a call from a customer because a number of lights would not work, or the refrigerator would stop working, etc. He would always go to the fusebox or circuit breaker first to determine if there was a “blown” fuse or a “tripped” breaker.  He would explain that electric current, passing through a wire, would supply the necessary energy to cause the lights or refrigerator or TV to work.  If there was too much energy or electricity going through the wire, the fuse or the circuit breaker was designed to break in order to prevent a fire or other type of damage…this was a good thing.  It was usually an all-or-none principle, meaning that once the fuse or breaker was tripped, the entire circuit, and thus all the things connected to it, would stop working. The other circuits in the house would still function.

When I became a Chiropractor, I began to appreciate the lessons my father had taught me, especially while helping him in his work.

In a similar way, one vertebrae can be compared to one circuit breaker or fuse.  The spine (made up of 24 moveable vertebra) is analogous to the fuse box or electric box.

Innate versus “?” Intelligence

All living things have innate intelligence.

All living things have innate intelligence.

Which objects in the picture do NOT have innate intelligence?

A plant is an amazing thing. A seed placed into the earth “knows” how to survive.  A tree can exist for hundreds of years with very little care.  Mother Nature seems to know what to do.

What about us?  What about the frail human being?  Has Mother Nature lost its capacity to “take care” of us?

The same entity that allows a seed to grow into a large tree and remain healthy for a hundred years with very little nurturing is the same entity that is responsible for sustaining a human life. Chiropractors refer to this as innate intelligence.

Yet, when it comes to trusting the body’s natural ability to stay healthy under most circumstances … well, at best, it makes us uncomfortable.

From prenatal care, to birth, to vaccinations, to our yearly physicals, to health (or really sick-) care, society has put aside innate intelligence to make room for “other” intelligence.  Emphasis is on what the “experts” decide our bodies need at every stage of human life.