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U E S T I O N S
CAN I USE
CHIROPRACTIC JUST TO FEEL BETTER?
E-MAIL DR. MARC
Yes, you can use
chiropractic for whatever reason you want. But if you are
using it for that reason or until your medical condition goes away,
you are missing the whole point of chiropractic. You are not
being fair to your chiropractor, and you are denying yourself
and your family of the real benefits of chiropractic care.
Frankly, the only reason we can see why someone would
want to use chiropractic in that way is because they truly have not
understood what chiropractic is. Please talk to us -
your life depends on it!
2. ARE THERE ANY DANGERS TO
It is incumbent upon all
health care providers to explain the dangers of any form of care and
also the dangers of neglecting that care. There are extreme
dangers involved in major surgery, but often failing to perform that
procedure constitutes a greater threat to the life of the patient.
Every drug has potential side effects. Compared to medical
procedures, the potential for injury from chiropractic care is
negligible. It was estimated in a 1984 court case that the
by a chiropractor was between a million and a billion to one.
A million to one odds means the potential from injury from your
chiropractor is about as great as your chance of being struck by
lightning on the way to the chiropractor's office.
The risk of neglecting care must also be
understood. A vertebral subluxation interferes with the proper
function of your body. Unless and until a program of
chiropractic care is undertaken to correct those subluxations, there
is no way the body can begin to reach maximum health. There is
no way to measure the damaging effects of vertebral subluxation to
any individual body. We simply cannot know at any given time
whether the damage is significant or not, only that there is damage
being done. We trust you do not want to take the chance that
it is significant.
3. WHEN SHOULD I
START TO BRING IN THE FAMILY?
Right Away! The
sooner they begin to receive the life-enhancing
benefits of chiropractic, the sooner
changes can take place in their lives. It is never too soon
for chiropractic care and no one is ever too young.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST ADJUSTMENT
adjustment has been made by a chiropractor there is a restoration of
the vital life energy which enables the body to function at a
greater potential. Obviously, the hoped for result is that you
will, in time, experience a greater state of well being in all
aspects of your life. However, that effect often takes time as
the body must first reduce the effects of perhaps years of improper
function. Consequently, the most common reaction to an
adjustment is no perceptible difference or change in your state of
health. Be assured that there are positive changes taking
place because your body is working better.
Patients feel immediate or almost
immediate symptomatic relief. While we are happy to see that
occur, it sometimes causes the patient to mistakenly conclude that
they are once again healthy. As a result, they may discontinue
care. Invariably their problem returns. This approach
uses chiropractic as a giant aspirin for temporary relief and the
individual fails to attain true health. Our program of care is
designed to restore and maintain your body in a maximum state of
health, not to give temporary relief.