By Dr. Wade Thompson
Have you heard the phrase “________ for Dummies”? Many books, from computers to golf have been written with this label. That may work for those topics, but it doesn’t work for Chiropractic. Chiropractic isn’t for dummies, it is a proven science of true wellness. If everyone understood the healing effect of an adjustment, your chiropractor would be booked out for years!!!
Somewhere along the road in this great nation, our thought process was changed. We have been told for years through media, TV, radio and especially commercials that health comes from a bottle. Now, there is a time and place for everything, but we in America consume the lions share of drugs in the world. We make up 3% of the world’s population and we consume close to 50% of all drugs made. Would you consider us healthy in America?
What if I told you there is a way to rejuvenate your health and live a more productive, energetic life, drug and surgery free? We often only associate chiropractic visits with pain. That is just the tip of the iceberg. In my 14 years as a chiropractor, I have seen small miracles and big miracles (without drugs or surgery). I love chiropractic!
Did you know that chiropractic isn’t really for back pain or neck pain? It really is about function. Nerve function, joint function, and muscle function. Let me give you an analogy that will help you understand why. Let’s say you are out watering the lawn with your hose. Your spouse pulls up and parks the car on the hose. What happens? The water stops coming out of the hose. Now here is the real question: Is the problem coming from the end of the hose you are holding, or from the car sitting on it? So, we could either give you a pill to help the water come back on or we could move the car. That is Chiropractic, removing pressure off of the nerve and allowing your body’s innate ability to heal and live a vibrant life.
I think that we have an epidemic of treating the symptom and not the cause. Chiropractic is a natural and safe way of allowing you to function the way your body was meant to. So now I hope you can see that chiropractic isn’t for dummies.