Just wanted to clear the air on some of the misconceptions floating around out there about chiropractic:
I heard that once you start chiropractic care, you have to go forever. Is that true?
No. You only need chiropractic care as long as you want to maintain your brain – body nerve connection as open and clear as possible to keep your nervous system strong. Many of our practice members CHOOSE to continue chiropractic care after their initial health issue is better because they see the difference in their health, their energy, and their overall sense of well being. The choice to continue is always yours, however, as for myself & my family we do advocate chiropractic care for life. the number 1 reason to get adjusted on a regular basis is to add 10, 20 or more healthy years to your life. I plan on still climbing mountains when I’m 120! How about you? Funny, no one ever asks the dentist this question.
Getting adjusted hurts!
Most of the time people report that being adjusted feels great. However, in some cases the individual may be sore the first couple of times. Just like if you did a new exercise the body will react and be sore. Also, if you have waited until you are all jacked up and in a lot of pain, no matter what you do: move; breathe; get out of bed; get adjusted; wash your hair; etc; there most likely can be some pain involved. But getting adjusted is the key to moving towards fixing the problem and feeling relief.The best time to get adjusted is when you feel great so you can avoid most of those “all jacked up” episodes. You don’t wait for your teeth to hurt before you start brushing do you???
Chiropractic is dangerous, they’ll break your neck!
Chiropractic is vastly safer than any drug or medical procedure. It has been estimated that over 100,000 people die each year in this country from prescription drugs taken in the controlled medical environment, the hospital. About 2 million hospital patients a year (between 5 to 10% of the hospital population) acquire a nosocomial (from the hospital) infection, from which there are between 100,000 and 300,000 deaths. It has been estimated that there are between 3 million and 6.25 million unnecessary surgeries annually, resulting in between 40,000 and 83,000 unnecessary deaths. Prescription errors are skyrocketing. Nobody has ever died or had their “neck broke” from chiropractic. We add life not take it away!
Chiropractors are quacks! “I tried Chiropractic, and it didn’t work.”
Yes, there are chiropractors that are quacks, thieves and lunatics. Just like there are medical doctors, accountants, mechanics etc. that are quacks, thieves and lunatics. If you went to a bad dentist, you would look for another one rather than waiting for your teeth to fall out. If your plumber couldn’t fix a broken pipe in your house, are you going to let your house flood? No! So, if you have been to a bad chiropractor, find a better one, someone that better suits your needs. Chiropractic works 100% of the time. If you make the nervous system stronger you can’t help but get better, this leads me into the last myth we’ll cover today:
How long until I feel better?
Everyone is different. I wish I could somehow predict how fast your body will heal, but there are a lot of variables involved. My focus is to remove any blockages to your body’s nerve supply caused by spinal shifts called subluxations. All cellular repairs are controlled and coordinated by your central nerve system. Therefore, my goal is to maximize expression of your life through the adjustment. How quickly this translates into you feeling better is different in each person based on things like degenerative changes, your exercise habits, stress levels, diet, and the number of medications you take, just to name a few variables. All this being said I have found in my practice that most people feel better sooner rather than later. Just remember that healing takes time and repetition, just like learning the piano and building biceps!
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See you at your next adjustment,