When the word, “Chiropractic” comes to mind, what do you think of?
So many think of the “pop” or “crack”.
Maybe some think of the adjustment. Meaning, they see it as more of a precision tuning, as our care is about being precise with the changes we make to an an individual’s nervous system.
However, we think different than all of these.
When you really understand what we do at Adjust, you will see that Chiropractic is so much more.
We think about all the work that goes into performing the adjustment. Not just the schooling, the studying, the measuring and the time, we think about the passion of what we do.
We hope that if you have ever been under the care of our clinic, you too understand that we are passionate about helping you live the life of your dreams, without limitation. We do this by not taking out job lightly.
This is serious business, because your health is your most important asset.
This is why we have taken the past few weeks to tighten up our delivery of care.
We have just reinvested in even better technology to serve you. After-all, it’s money well spent, because it will help you get the best results possible.
The technology is only helpful if it helps get you results, and so we will be monitoring it, as we do all of our upgrades.
If you are under care, or return to care shortly, during the next couple of months, you will see the scanning reports and graphs look different, this is because the upgrades enhance the depth of knowledge we are able to receive about your nervous system. There will be a different portal to retrieve your results, and the technology in the office will utilize I-pads, so we can be a little more mobile if need.
We look forward to continuing to serve you now more than ever.
I just recently experienced my first fracture. I was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in my ankle. An avulsion fracture is where the tip of a bone (where ligaments attach) pulls off in an extreme stretch in the area. Left behind is a piece of bone that can sometimes cause issues, depending what happens to it. I was informed that if I treated it properly, it would likely heal on its own. (Of course that is one of the functions of innate intelligence) Healing on its own is usually seen as the bone re-attaching to where it broke off, or re-absorbing into the body.
Isn’t it amazing to see a little glimpse of what the intelligence of the body can do? Of course, I had a job to do as well:
It wasn’t easy, mentally, to do the following for 4 1/2 weeks:
- Non-wight bearing for 21 days
- Wear a boot 24 hours a day to keep the ankle at 90 degrees.
- Ice 20 minutes at a time 5-7 times a day or more.
- Use a scooter or crutches to get around.
- Take a nutritional protocol.
However, Innate intelligence had the largest task: To heal. The individual supports the processes. I have no idea how innate intelligence re-absorbs the bone in 4 weeks. Living creatures, like myself, do not need to know how to grow bone, re-absorb bone, or heal the area. Our job is simply to support the healing process in the best way possible. In my case, give it time to heal and follow some pretty simple processes.
I’ve seen a trend on Facebook in the last year that asks if you are safe. I assume, a way to check on friends that are in affected areas of significant events. It is unfortunate that this has become even a question, especially with the advances our society has made over the past 150 years: travel, electricity, phone, farming methods. The list is exhaustive, and yet we still have to “mark ourselves safe”. However, this isn’t a political blog, so I will get to my point.
I can appreciate knowing how everyone is doing in the event of a true crisis, however maybe we can make a “mark yourself healthy” option on social media.
Thank for a minute a little deeper.
Unhealthy habits negatively affect most Americans today. One way to measure this, for instance, is use of the Heart Rate Variability (HRV):
Research has shown that an increase from low to moderate HRV, decreases mortality by 400%.
Pretty significant, right?
Please do not misunderstand, I am not suggesting that we should not be concerned about terrorists, stabbings on campus or riots on Wall Street. I am suggesting, however, that we concern ourselves more with items we have direct control: Your health.
Lent is over, now what?
Due to my Catholic roots, I enjoy giving up something that is unhealthy for Lent. If you give up the right thing, it is a healthy change and a good way to test self-control. But, what happens after Lent?
After you are off the hook from your religious requirements, what happens to that unhealthy habit?
Is the habit a vice or an indulgence?
If I can honestly say that my habit is a vice, basically that it takes me away from what is truly important in my life, then it has to go. Sometimes removing yourself for 6 weeks from something just to see the result is well worth it to your overall health.
One thing I will never go without is a clear and healthy nerve system, and neither will my family for that matter. With this, you can and will adapt much better to your lifestyle, vices and all. It doesn’t mean the habits can be ignored. You should minimize as much stress to your body as you can. What I am saying is simply this:
A break from habits is a good thing. However, don’t forget the follow up that must be had to properly asses the damage after AND don’t forget what helps you adapt to these habits.
Ever heard this:
You can never have too much of a good thing.
Of course there are always exceptions to rules that have words in them like, “never”. However, I would definitely say this is true for a proper chiropractic adjustment. I decided to briefly write about this today because I have heard patients say:
I don’t want to get over-adjusted.
Well, that is impossible, if you are a patient in our office. Here’s how it works in 3 simple steps:
- We look for a subluxation in your spine. This is where the nerve system is altered due to the position of the spine.
- If the subluxation is present, we adjust it.
- If the subluxation is not found, you do not get adjusted and we change your frequency of care.
The goal of our office is for you to be clear. Clear of subluxation, of course. Once you are clear, we keep you clear for as long as possible. The longer you hold the precise adjustment we administer in our office, the longer your nerve system is able to work at 100%. Given enough time with a clear nerve system, you will heal and be restored to health.
So, don’t worry about being over-adjusted at Adjust. We check every single visit for subluxation.