Best Time to Start Chiropractic Care

Best Time to Start Chiropractic Care

When many people first visit our office they’re in shock at the average age of our patients. Most people are expecting to walk into an office full of older people with back and neck pain, but not expecting to walk into an office of young, healthy people. We do take care of many people that are in the baby boomer generation but most of our patients choose to be “proactive” and are in their 20’s to 40’s. So, perhaps you wondering about the best time to start chiropractic care? We will discuss the topic in this article!

Starting BEFORE the Pain

Speaking of our patient base, this younger generation chooses to get adjusted and see a chiropractor BEFORE pain happens and a problem becomes worse. Many of our patients have seen the suffering their parents and grandparents have gone through with drugs and surgery and want to prevent that route at all costs.

When it comes to any disease, including osteoarthritis of the spine, the process can be stalled with proper care. Similar to taking care of your teeth before they rot or eating clean before you become overweight, many people younger people in Atlanta tend to take care of their spine early before it becomes too spine.

What’s A Good Time to Start Seeing A Chiropractor?

The human spine was designed to last. When kept in proper biomechanics, the spine can go strong for 120 years. Unfortunately, the spine often shifts out of alignment and stays this way for years since people do not seek chiropractic care. Only a trained corrective chiropractor can retrain the spine to go back to normal once it reaches this level.

To give you a comparison, I like to use the example of a care and it’s alignment. The longer you go without taking it to a mechanic for an alignment, the faster your tires wear out and the sooner you find yourself breaking out the wallet to replace them.

Unfortunately, with the human spine, once it wears out then there is little that can be done to reverse course. It’s essential to make sure you’re in alignment before it becomes too late. This not only prevents wear and tear to the vertebrae but also keeps the body functioning optimally. When the spine is in its proper alignment the brain and spine communicate more effectively with little pressure.

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Did you start chiropractic care young? Leave a comment below with age you, or your children, started chiropractic care!

Is Chiropractic Safe

Is Chiropractic Safe

One of the most common questions people around Atlanta ask when visiting my office is “Is Chiropractic Safe?”. Maybe they have seen too many horror movies depicting chiropractic negatively, perhaps even heard a story from someone who has never been to a chiropractor. I’m not only able tell you chiropractic is extremely safe but also can show the proof in the numbers.

Chiropractic Versus…

We all know that doctors need to carry malpractice insurance to cover being sued for improper care. I posted my annual premium for my malpractice insurance on this page. Malpractice insurance is based on how many claims get submitted every year from that profession, as you can see mine is a measly $1,200.

To give you an idea of how low that is compared to other professions in other big cities. Ob-Gyn’s in New York pay over $200,000 PER YEAR, surgeons from Miami pay $190,000, and internists from Miami pay $47,000.

These numbers go to show how safe chiropractic as it is a drugless and non-invasive profession designed to get the body working at 100%. The only side effect from chiropractic is better health as it is a completely non-invasive and drugless profession.

In fact, in 2007 Spine magazine performed a study on 19,700 people to track the safety of chiropractic. Following 50,000 adjustments on the subjects there were no serious adverse effects which translated to the risk at being 1 per 10,000 per this study.

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I hope that this article gives you better insight on the safety of chiropractic. I would love to hear some concerns from the general public, as sometimes the fear of seeing a chiropractor can stall someone from getting healthy and living their life to the fullest potential. Leave comments below!

Are High Deductible Healthcare Plans Good

Are High Deductible Healthcare Policies Good

The other day I had a discussion with a patient and the topic turned to healthcare policies. That conversation inspired this weeks blog topic, “Are High Deductible Policies Good?”.

My patient was explaining how she felt, sick with a higher fever. After talking for a little while she stated that she didn’t want to go to a the medical doctor. She chose not to seek professional care because US healthcare costs were inflated and her high deducible policy wouldn’t foot the bill.

Instead of going to the doctor and becoming dependent on medicine and other allopathic tools, she chose to care for her body naturally. She took vitamins, rested, increased fluid intake, drank green juices, got a chiropractic adjustment, and did other holistic procedures to help her body heal from the inside-out instead of the outside-in.

The Importance

This story is important because premiums, deductibles, and co-pays are rising significantly. If you want to save money in your life then taking care of your health was important yesterday. Since her deductible is so high she is now choosing to care for her body better so she can avoid the medical world and live a healthier life.

When people tell me that eating healthy, working out, chiropractic, massage, and other proactive tools of living are expensive, I usually let them know that these are investments. Living proactively is the best “health” insurance for yourself and is the only tool that can keep you healthy.

Unfortunately, we live in a society where people wait until they get diagnosed with a disease before they become serious about being proactive with their health. Many people wait until they have heart disease before they eat an anti-inflammatory diet and workout. People wait until they have cancer before eating an alkaline diet. Most people will even wait until they have diabetes before cutting their sugar intake.

Let’s get real, NOBODY but you can provide the best care for yourself. We are the keepers of our body and the only person that can make sure it stays healthy and lives on.

Is it bad to see the medical doctor? Absolutely not! However, they are designed for crisis care situations and to put fires out. Chiropractors, eating healthy, and working out are tools that rebuild the body to prevent fires from re-occurring.

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Let’s hear your story. What actions are taking to better care for yourself?