If you’re thinking about visiting a chiropractor for the first time, you’re probably wondering what type of results you can expect. This is a great question to have because having realistic expectations is important.
Truth be told, successful outcomes might depend upon your understanding of the service itself. The doctor’s explanation of chiropractic and why it’s being recommended can play an important role when reflecting upon the results you received.
So here’s what I’d like for you to take away from today’s blog post… Don’t mistake chiropractic care for medical treatment. Chiropractors are not intended to replace medical physicians.
Medicine treats sickness. Chiropractic promotes health.
At first glance, it may seem trivial… but there’s a stark contrast between the two.
Medicine says, “We don’t want you to be sick.”
Chiropractic says, “We want you to be healthy.”
Not being sick is very different than actually being healthy. Look at it this way… Would you rather be a millionaire or simply not poor?
Now I don’t have the power to dictate state law or scope of practice, so whatever your state deems “chiropractic” is chiropractic. That can include the use of lasers, blood testing, acupuncture, physical therapy, hair analysis, and even prescribing pain medication (in New Mexico)… Although your chiropractor’s clinical procedures may seem diagnostic in nature, I hope you can understand that the original intent behind the chiropractic profession is to enhance health, not simply treat sickness.
If you begin chiropractic care understanding this concept from the start, I think you’ll appreciate and benefit from the experience much more.