Lets talk about "John". John started under care for low back pain. This happened from a volleyball accident. He was referred by one of "you", since our office is 100% referral based...
and started by attending our Orientation and his 12 initial adjustments.
Why twelve someone asked? Within these visits we expect to see changes with every adjustment. This is good because we want the body to be in a dynamic state of healing. Sometimes we feel great after the adjustment, sometime we are in a healing stage, either way we want change.
You see the body is made to express health, all you need to do is give it the essential components for life. Once the body has these it can and will start to heal and repair all aspects of pain, dysfunction and disease. Starting with what is right allows the body to heal itself without drugs, surgeries, or injections.
If we don't see change then the body is stuck in a pattern, either from long term stress, injury or disease.
So John, after 9 visits was not responding to the adjustments in an expected way, or outcome. I had a discussion with John and told him that because we are not seeing any changes there is something wrong inside not allowing him to heal naturally and he needed to get it checked out by a medical specialist in town. I gave him a referral to one of the medical clinics in town.
The reason I am telling you this story is I saw John in Lira's here in Meyers and every time I see him he grabs me and says, "You Saved My Life", smiles, pats me on the back and then continues shopping. No real conversation, no hi, no bye just a hug and a statement.
I guess that is all that needs to be said.
John makes an appointment for the specialist in town. He has blood work, MRI, and many other tests to look for what is wrong. Come to find out, John had a rare form of bone cancer that has no tests or screening procedures. This seemingly healthy active man was expressing cancer with no symptoms.
John was scheduled for surgery and the cancer was removed and John is back at work.
Chiropractic does not treat what is wrong with you, but what is right inside of you. True health care should rely on bringing the body to a state of balance, regardless of symptoms. Finding and correcting the imbalance, and bringing a state of balance, is what makes chiropractic different, and why it works so efficiently at allowing the body to heal naturally from the inside out.