When I am out in public meeting people for the first time, one of the common responses to my profession is “Well, I don’t go to a chiropractor because once I go I have to go the rest of my life,” or “I don’t want to get addicted”. Will you get addicted or have to visit a chiropractor forever? I’ll dive deeper into the topic for this blog post.
Before we get started, it’s important to step back from the context of what people are saying and really dissect these aforementioned comments. I would agree that before I began to really value my life and truly live healthily I thought these same thoughts. However, I have shifted my mindset to living more proactively, so comments like these don’t make any sense to me.
For example, people say they do not want to get addicted to chiropractic but if we look at the rest of their life we will find other addictions or things they do regularly. The goal of chiropractic is to empower individuals to make the healthiest decisions for their bodies and minds. This proactive way of living leads to a higher quality of life, so inevitably, many people desire for the best weakness, which includes chiropractic care. Therefore, these individuals are taking a strong interest in their health rather than developing an “addiction”.
Should we wait until we have problems before caring for things, which is the common U.S. American way of thinking, or should we be proactive and continually take measures to live proactively?
Some people associate chiropractic with medical doctors thinking that we need to go when there is a problem. Chiropractic is about living proactively to eating healthy, working out, and getting massages. These actions are positive for a persons life where taking medicine to treat or mask symptoms is a negative. This is because, in fact, medicine ends up making people’s body sicker as years progress while chiropractic makes the body healthier and stronger as years move along.
Look at your life, and note the positive and negative things you spend time doing. Make two columns, and begin to figure out ways to convert the negatives into positives.
As an example, here is what my list looks like:
- Get adjusted
- Take supplements
- Acupuncture checkups
- Take restful vacations
- Not enough time with friends
- Too much time wasted on internet on weekends
Reflecting on my list, I want to change those negatives into positives by hanging out with friends and having valuable relationships. Further, I want to read and write more blog posts instead of wasting my time on the internet. I wrote an article in 2012 called “I am an addict”, which I encourage you to read.
So What’s the Goal?
The goal in our office is not to see you three times a week or even twice a week for the rest of your life but instead:
- Correct your spine
- Maintain the spine with whatever frequency you need based on your age, lifestyle, and spinal structure
Remember one key point, when God created you, he created only one of you. You have one life in this amazing body with friends, family, and other people who love you. Do you want to do everything possible to maximize this life and make it your greatest while feeling and looking your best possible self? We are here to help you accomplish this goal. Please feel free to contact our office or comment below, we always love hearing from those in our community!