The other day I had a friend share his story about how he had back pain once and resolved it with stretching. At the time when he shared, I really had no comeback with how chiropractic can help.
But once I had time to mull over it, I realised that I do have more to say.
First, I’m happy he took personal responsibility for his health and that he found something that worked. For this I have to salute and congratulate him. Typically, the earlier we seek to resolve a problem, the better the outcome.
What and how he did it is actually very much in line with how Thrive Chiropractic rolls. At Thrive Chiropractic, home care recommendations, which include specific, targeted stretching and exercise recommendations, are a big part of our practice.
As I always say, “people don’t get better from adjustments, they get better from HOLDING adjustments”.
I’m concerned with my quality of care, while practice members can do plenty to speed up the healing process and get well quicker, and stay well for longer.
It’s about teaching them to fish instead of giving them the fish.
It’s a lot of learning, un-learning and re-learning. For the mind and the body.
It’s about learning to take as good care of our spine as we do our teeth.
That said, the other day I was at the dentist. And for someone who is very conscientious about brushing and flossing daily, seeing this huge a cavity/tooth chip came as a shock.
The lesson I learned is that brushing and flossing your teeth is important, but it doesn’t mean you won’t develop cavities. You still need to see a dentist regularly to get your teeth cleaned and checked.
Doing this regularly helps you catch and fix cavities before they progress into something bigger.
When it comes to your spine, consider:
- Are you “brushing and flossing” your spine daily? Do you know how to?
- Are you getting your spine checked regularly (by a chiropractor) for “cavities”?
- Do you expect “cavities” in your spine to go away simply with “brushing and flossing”?
- You can remove, make dentures, or root canals for your teeth, but what are your options for a degenerated spine?
Take care of your spine, like you do your teeth, hair, skin and nails… because even though you don’t see it, it matters.
Stay aligned, and keep thriving