Yesterday a client came into my office that I hadn’t seen in roughly 9 months. Often with that much time between visits, patients are very out of sorts and need what you might call a ‘chiropractic overhaul’ upon returning, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that this wasn’t the case. Sure she needed an adjustment of her neck, shoulder, and ribs, but she was doing phenomenally better than when she started a year ago. In fact, a year ago she could hardly walk, was in considerable chronic pain, and had a laundry list of other health problems weighing her down like an anchor. This was all due to an old work-related injury that she hadn’t been able to recover from several years earlier.
Today she is losing weight, exercising regularly, is better able to care for herself in all aspects of life, is taking less medication, and is generally feeling more like herself again.
When I asked her what had changed, she told me that since she had been under chiropractic care with me a year ago she was finally able to walk properly and with far less pain. Because of this she was able to start walking on a treadmill regularly. Because of this she was then able to gradually increase the amount of time she walked on the treadmill. Because of this she began to lose weight and feel better. Because she was feeling better she started feeling better about herself. And because of this she was able to take better care of herself and feel more positive about life!
And isn’t that the point- to have better quality of life. This is why chiropractic has been around for over a hundred years. In cases just like this one a series of simple chiropractic adjustments in the right place at the right time provided the nudge in the right direction to help an individual turn over a new leaf and set their life in a more positive direction.
Who do you know who needs a nudge in the right direction?