I’ll bet most people would love for me to finish that statement. It’s been exactly that kind of message that has catapulted chiropractic into the hearts of our advocates and the minds of our detractors. Did you know that over 100 years ago chiropractic began as a profession when D.D. Palmer “cured” Harvey Lillard of his deafness? Today, most people think of chiropractic as a form of therapy for their back problems. There are many chiropractors today that claim they can treat all kinds of things and that their technique is unique (there are many different techniques within the chiropractic profession, some that are about how to adjust the spine and some that are about where or when to adjust the spine).
I feel sorry for the public that is trying to decipher the best approach to being healthy – traditional versus alternative – much less as to which chiropractic technique to choose. When it comes to chiropractic I do know this … no one is the same and therefore no two individuals will heal exactly the same. Some techniques may be more effective with some people who have xyz condition, but not with abc condition. If any kind of doctor had the cure for a condition, each and every time the condition was expressed in any patient that expressed it, then that doctor would be famous, world renown, and I believe the condition would be eradicated. Has that happened?
There have been many patients that have had relief and cure from the conditions they sought treatment for as a result of chiropractic adjustments of the spine … and there are those that have had less than relief. In my experience of nearly 30 years, I have come to the realization that most people have a greater ability to overcome conditions when they do healthy things that keep their body in top notch shape. One of those healthy things is keeping the communication between the brain and the rest of the body clear from interference … and isn’t that what chiropractic is about?