Imagine that you can bifurcate your life. Live two lives at the same time. No I’m not talking about how some politicians live a double life, one for their family and one for their constituents. Rather I’m asking you to pretend that you can have two bodies at the same time to live within. I know it’s ridiculous, but just buy into it for a minute. Go back in your mind to the day you called my office to set up your exam. After you made the call and set up the appointment imagine you downloaded what we will call the Dr. Rick Bifurcation app. One of the tabs on the app is self-duplication. You own a very smart smart phone and open my app and press on the self-duplication tab. Instantly, your body is duplicated and your life is bifurcated. Now there are two yous sitting in the room, the you-you and the duplicate-you. Yeah, I know it’s weird. Play along.
The you-you keeps the appointment with me while the duplicate-you wants nothing of this crazy chiropractic thing. You-you buys into what I’m selling, spinal/neurological wellness, gets the adjustments, does the exercises, gets the massages, completes the Initial Intensive Care to get the spine under control, and then goes onto Reconstructive Care to maximally correct the spine of subluxation, and finally embarks on a lifetime Wellness Care plan to allow for maximum healing and spinal-neurological health. In the meantime, duplicate-you goes forward with life like most people do, without chiropractic care, managing their pain and health issues with an ever increasing supply of prescription drugs and little more.
Here’s the question:
Which you is going to have better posture, stand straighter, feel better, have less pain, have more flexibility and greater mobility, and generally be healthier when the two of you are in your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and beyond? You-you of course.
And how much would duplicate-you pay to have the health and mobility that you-you has in the second half of life? $1,000? $100,000? $1,000,000? It doesn’t matter. Health is not for sale. It has to be earned day by day by making good decisions at a point in life when you can still prevent the problems in the first place, at a time before the bifurcation. I hope you’ll continue with me along that path.