Remember – Monday, 4/29, is our Beach Themed Healthy Spine Day. So why do we do Healthy Spine Days? Well, we have been for about seven or eight years now. So that is one good reason! I recall one time we had 26 new patients in one day, and that is the other reason.
I honestly have to fight my desire for relaxation now. Those of you who know me, well, that might sound crazy to you. Always working on something, growing something, building something… but I really enjoy relaxation, and comfort as well. The problem is, my spirit won’t let me.
Last Thursday, I drove home after my Doctor’s Report at 10:15pm… thinking about some of the patients I used to serve. I was actually wondering about the joke I made that night about turning into a seizure treatment office only. I was daydreaming a bit, and I was thinking about how many patients we have helped get off their seizure meds. But then, my thoughts went to two patients who I am actively taking care of, who have recently started having seizures. One who had been taking meds for years, and now recently started having seizures again.
This patient has been under my care for four years, has had miraculous
reversal of kidney disease, and in general has an incredible positive health story in the last four years, but has recently had some stressful events, and has reversed in their seizure situation. The other, has had two seizures total. My point for thinking about them, was not “what do I need to do different, what are we missing, what could we improve?” I have already had those internal dialogues.
My thought was, “I wonder if these two, just like Dillon, could have been safeguarded from seizures had they been corrective care chiropractic patients before the arthritis development in their spines was as advanced as it is now?” If you remember Dillon’s story from a doctor’s report, he is the child who was adjusted at 36 hours of age, and stopped having seizures immediately, after having multiple seizures over the first day and a half. He is the “what if” story. The one that pulls me from complacency.
So now it is your turn to be pulled from complacency. What SIGN does your friend have of deeper neurological damage? Migraines? They could definitely be a precipitating factor for seizures. Ringing in the ears? Yeah, that too. So the next time somebody tells you they have either of those… refer. We are here, and could possibly change a life.
Asthma? Especially in a child, get them in here. We have had too many cases reversed. It takes work, I adjust the rib heads every time, we adjust C1 and C2 as often as necessary, and we build towards a nervous system that can function very well in spite of the prior diagnosis. And if there are strong allergies, all of these same areas will reduce them. The reality is however, allergies to pollen, in this state, are hard to overcome. Reduction is a great goal though… ask around at the office.
My point in all of this. I sometimes think it would be nice to stop pushing so hard to maintain our practice size. It would be nice to sit back some and relax. Enjoy the CrossFit gyms, the Garage Games, the Firebreather Challenge… from a passive place. And adjust a few hundred people a week.
But then, I hear about someone in need of health, or a strong memory comes to me from a patient past. And my spirit comes alive, that we need to change this ridiculously over medicated world. 300 prescriptions stopped in 2008. Man, blessed to be used in such a way, humbled to realize we did so little to make it happen, and inspired to perhaps beat the number in the future.
Do I believe the chiropractic lifestyle is a viable one for health? Yeah, pretty much sold out there. I have gone so far as to tell nearly one hundred new parents that we are the only pediatrician they need til further notice. Yep, I believe it.
So Beach Day? Well, we’ll be dressed up in beachy attire, having fun in the office. Not just another day, but a really fun day. And a chance for you to invite anyone in to be checked out. $25 gets them their first day. We take it from there, and let me tell you… if you are the reason why someone takes a step that eventually changes, or perhaps saves their life. You will be glad you did.
Here to humbly and faithfully serve. Be blessed and Be well! - Dr. E
770-517-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll take someone later this week if they call today.