I recently read an article about how it’s cool to be healthy. I couldn’t agree more. Only thing is, there wasn’t a mention of chiropractic in there. I’ve been practicing and living my life with the emphasis on natural health. My view is that of a wheel with the center (or the hub) being chiropractic and the spokes being all the things that one does to be on the road to health. Those spokes include nutrition, exercise, attitude, rest, avoidance of obvious unhealthy things such as smoking etc. There’s more but you get the idea. So, why is there such a rift between healthy things and chiropractic. We chiropractors have been boxed into this back pain corner that it is stifling. I am constantly trying to get out of that box, but it seems that it is a never ending challenge.
I can tell you that a lot of the people that come to see me are cool. Many of them are doing healthy things (using the spokes of the wheel). They care about their health and, most importantly, they are taking the initiative to do things responsibly because they want to avoid the alternative. What’s the alternative to responsible healthy activity? Maybe it’s waiting around until you get sick.