Sometimes the truth can be an eye-opener. When the facts are presented to our health that are not what we expected (for the worse) we tend to react one of these ways:
1-denial- “This can’t be true. Sure, I see the exam results, however I feel great.”
2-minimize- “Doc., don’t others my age have this same problem. I am 65 now. I also am more active than any other man my age, so I’m bound to not be perfect in my assessment.”
3-shock- “What? OMG, this is amazing, I had no idea. Can you help?”
When presented with the cold hard facts on your current health status, which reaction type do you fit? Instead of having an emotional reaction, the correct question should be:
-Are the tests that were performed accurate, reliable, and reproduceable?
-Do I trust my Doctor to be an expert in his or her field?
-Do I value my health enough to do something about it?
Have you ever watched people get into a pool for the first time of the summer? There are some that walk over, and look to see if anyone else is doing it yet. Then, with no commitment whatsoever, they take a flip-flop off and put one toe in. Based on what information they receive from this toe, they then proceed to find a chair, or lounger and remove the hat, scarf, or other accessories not fit for a swim. Now it’s time to jump in right? Not really. Now it’s time to head to the steps, where they take each step as slow as they are comfortable with, inching closer and closer to acceptable depths.
Of course, we know the polar opposite of this individual. That is the one who walks into the pool area, whom kicks their sandals off, throws the towel on the chair and finds the deep end immediately. They do it so quickly that they forget they have a hat and sunglasses on. Immediately they sink all the way in, and within seconds are completely immersed into the waters they showed up for.
Our world is made up of both of these people. Some will jump into health advice from a trusted source without hesitation, and others try to find every reason not to participate. Either way, we eventually should come to the same conclusion: Chiropractic works.
The question isn’t whether Chiropractic works or not, it’s this:
How soon do you want it to work for you?
Matthew M Mix, DC