Let’s bust a big myth about Chiropractic care. Once you start you have to keep going…forever. Dun Dun dunnnn. (that’s my attempt at menacing music in word form ;)
We have 3 types of clients who come into the office.
The first type are the ones looking for pain relief. They want their issue taken care of as fast as possible, and then they stop care and go on with their lives. Nothing about this type of client has them coming forever.
The second type of client is looking to get more to the root cause of why their issue is there and want to stabilize the changes that are made through their care. Once this happens, they go back to their lives. Again, there is no mention of forever care.
The third type of client values the role their visits play in keeping them healthy. They continue their care on a frequency that complements their lifestyle for as long as it makes sense for them. That could be years or it could be a lifetime, but it’s always their choice.
Each type of client is utilizing chiropractic care in a way that is congruent with their values and beliefs. Will the changes that are made to the nervous system last forever? No. Our bodies have what’s called neuroplasticity. This is a big fancy word that means they change, adapt and evolve in response to their stressors. So if client number 1 (the one looking for pain relief only) has their pain resolved, but doesn’t change anything in their life about why the pain started in the first place, it’s natural for the body to return back to that place because the stressors are the same.
Symptoms are your body's way of telling you that something isn’t working and change is needed. We get to choose what the change will be and how long we stick with it. Nobody can do it for you or give it to you. Not even your chiropractor.
Peace, Love & Wellness