Let’s look at this another way. You are a chiropractic patient. Most likely you came to see me due to some pain somewhere in your body. Most likely you have been helped by my treatment. Most likely you are in Reconstructive or Wellness Care, and if you are not, then you are in Initial Intensive Care soon to choose whether you want to do Reconstructive Care. Allow me to continue. Most likely you are human. 90% of humans will suffer back problems. The biggest cause of health care dollar spending by humans is on back pain (yes, more than cancer and heart disease). The largest cause of disability in humans is back problems such as arthritis, disc degeneration, and disc herniation. Most likely you know a human who is disabled due to back problems. And certainly you know other humans besides yourself that have suffered back pain. And finally, all joint degeneration in the human body is permanent. Conclusion: back problems are an endemic part of being a human. As is tooth decay. And just like in tooth decay, or gum disease, or for that matter cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a myriad of other human afflictions, prevention is the best treatment.
If you can use brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits to help prevent tooth decay, doesn’t it make sense that you might be able to use some sort of tools combined with regular chiropractic care to help prevent spine decay? Or, if the treatment you are using right now helps to reduce or eliminate the pain you came to me for, if you had started the treatment before you had the pain could we have prevented the pain in the first place? The answer to both the above questions is yes, of course.
We have the ability in most cases to diagnose spinal problems (subluxation) while they are still little problems, before they hurt, before they degenerate, before they disable, before they are permanent. But since my profession has not spread the word as well as the dental profession, it is up to me and it is up to you. I make it easy. Just give a copy of this article to a friend or loved one along with a referral card. Tell them your story. And be an example. And as always, thank you for reading this.