(And if you skipped any part of the last paragraph you are just reinforcing my argument. I thank you.)
If I have learned one thing in my decades treating people is that health and healing do not fit into the 21st century model of quick and speedy everything, the era of impatience. When the 21st century American gets sick, what he wants is to go to the medical doctor, get a pill, take the pill, get well, and move on. Sometimes that model even seems to work, particularly when we are young and when the health problem is not serious. But what about the four conditions that effect more Americans than any other conditions; back pain, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes? What about a thousand other chronic conditions, any two of which you are likely to have to deal with in your life? (Fun fact - I’ll bet you didn’t know that the average human dies with a minimum of 2 diseases inside his/her body, according to autopsy studies.)
What those four conditions and nearly every other chronic condition have in common is that once you have them they will always be in your life, they require a long-term plan to overcome, manage, and prevent recurrences. They require life-style changes to be adopted by you, and sometimes right now. They require what the 21st century has ill prepared us to have, patience.
And with regard to the spine, this is the reason why I spend so much time educating you about subluxation, about spinal damage, about the effects of time, life, and gravity. This is why I encourage you to do my disc pump exercises every day for the rest of your life. This is why I have three types of care and three different fee schedules. This is why I am a chiropractic patient myself getting adjusted every week, doing my disc pumps every day, and doing all the other stuff I do to help prevent and manage my current and future health. I have learned patience. I look to the future for my health. Health is indeed a marathon.