Too many times I take for granted what chiropractic care can do for someone. To me, positive changes are practically expected, it’s just a matter of how fast (or how long) it will take. I don’t mean less low back pain; I mean all the other cool things that can happen that people do not know about. And not knowing is a shame, because it’s those things that really should be taking the spotlight and talked about…so I’ll share a few of them now, which are really amazing miracles and should not be kept secret.
Recently I had a patient start up with a chief complaint of infertility – not because she was in pain. Yes, she sought chiropractic care because she heard it could possibly help, and she started care at our office. Seven weeks later, she tells me she’s pregnant, after 4+ years of infertility struggles.
And then there’s the 4-week old infant who is having trouble breastfeeding, she can’t latch on for more than a few seconds at a time, making it a huge struggle for both mom & baby. She was referred to our office by a local Pediatrician and after her first adjustment; she latched on for more than a minute and slept better. (I expect her to continue to improve, she’s just a new patient and visit #3 is tomorrow…so ask for an update).
And then there’s the woman who came to our office because she has having severe menstrual cramps. Most of her life she’s had very bad cramping and after about 5 weeks of care, she told me that her cramps had decreased significantly during the menstrual cycle that she just went through.
Then there were the two pregnant women who came to our office recently because their babies were in the breech position, and they heard chiropractic care could help. And within several visits, both babies turned into the vertex head-down position.
And then there’s the little 5-year old boy with Asthma, who had NOT slept through the night his entire life and used an inhaler daily. Can you imagine not being five years old and never sleeping fully through the night? I called the dad the day after the first adjustment and he said his son slept through the night, the first time ever. He then went on to go five days without having to use his inhaler. And he continues to improve.
And then there’s the runner who can’t run because of ongoing knee pain, limiting her to 3 miles max. After a couple months of chiropractic care, she’s up to 8-mile runs and plans to run the Peachtree Road Race on Monday.
And those are the “miracles” you do not hear much about. So we need people to talk more about all these positive changes and realize that chiropractic care is not about pain relief, but it’s about improved function & improved performance. The nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is what controls everything in the body. If the nervous system is not working as well as possible, then the body cannot function at its best. Interference in the nervous system from spinal misalignment (subluxation) will decrease that function. The body simply cannot function at its best and optimal health and performance is restricted. Chiropractors correct that imbalance, restoring the body’s ability to heal and regulate. Thus health is maximized and performance enhanced. It’s as simple as that.
Who do you know that has a “problem or a symptom” and that wants a “miracle”, and doesn’t want to deal with medications anymore? Let us know if you have questions, chiropractic works, tell others about it.