I had the opportunity to share chiropractic at a health fair this past weekend. One of the questions that often comes up is “will I have to go for the rest of my life?” Its a tough question sometimes, something I’ve struggled with answering for myself when I compare it with some of my other beliefs, specifically when I think about our creator and how amazing we were made. Were we made to need any type of intervention? Drugs? Supplements? Chiropractic? If we eat right and exercise, isn’t that enough? When we get prescribed a drug, isn’t it our goal to then at some point get off of it? We were created strong, and with the ability to self heal. So are we being hypocritical if we then go on to say we think everyone should be under regular lifelong chiropractic care, from birth til the end?
I chose the picture above of my father and two boys to make the point that all of them get adjusted for wellness, and will continue to for the rest of their lives. The reason being is that it is simply a necessity of today’s culture. There is the answer to the question! Today’s culture. This is why we have to recommend care for life. We are constantly battling poor posture, sedentary lifestyles, hours on end of screen time between computers, tablets, phones, and tv, hours in the car, etc. When I think about this, its clear, of course everyone should be under lifetime care. Your spine and nervous system are way too big of a deal to let them become unhealthy. If we didn’t live in this culture of constant sitting it would be a different story. If there weren’t so many kids coming through the doors with near straight necks, we wouldn’t urge you to have your kids checked.
So the difficulty I have with answering that question to a complete stranger, is that I want to be completely honest and say, yes you’re right, I think you should be under care for the rest of your life, its that important. But without the knowledge, the education, knowing that its about the nervous system, which in turn means every function in your body working optimally, the idea of life long care will scare them away. So if you’re curious, the answer I give, which is entirely true, is it all depends on you, and what we see on your films, then we’ll recommend care based on that. This is completely true and how we do things, but I know, because of the culture we live in, your spine is going to need help, and its going to take time.
Lifetime care looks different from person to person. After the intensive, or corrective phase it may mean once a week for you, others might be every other or even less frequent. But your spine and nervous system are way too important to leave to chance in today’s culture.
Thanks for reading.