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FAQ’s: Can Chiropractic Help Me With…?

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We’ve spent the past week doing several public events.  Last Thursday, Dr. Jodi spoke about “How to have an Extraordinary Life” at the Jennersville Hospital Senior Circle.  Then on Saturday, Dr. Greg and Dr. Jodi spent all day at the Green and Healthy Living Expo at the University of Delaware.  We wrapped up our week of events on Wednesday at the Jennersville YMCA Wellness Wednesday.  When we do public events like this, we get the opportunity to meet and speak with a lot of different people.  Some people want to tell us their entire health story, some people skeptically and cynically try to debate us on the benefits of chiropractic, some people seem to take great pleasure in telling us that they don’t “believe” in chiropractic (This one cracks me up.  Chiropractic doesn’t require faith or belief.  It works whether you ‘believe’ in it or not.), and other people simply have questions for us.

After answering the same question and explaining the same principle for, like, the 15th time in 2 days, I got the idea to start a series of blog posts entitled, “FAQ’s,” during which I will address some of the most common questions we face in practice and in public.  I’m sure this is a series that will grow and develop over time as I a continue to add to it.  But for now, let’s start with the MOST common question we get; “Can chiropractic help me with…?”

Whenever someone asks me if chiropractic can help them with their {insert condition, symptom, ailment here}, my mind immediately flashes to one of my mentors, Reggie Gold, D.C..  His favorite answer to this question was, “How the hell should I know?”  But, me being me, I just can’t bring myself to be that blunt.  So, instead, I tell them, “yes and no.”

What do I mean?  Well, if you’re asking me if chiropractic can help you, my answer is a resounding YES!  The goal of chiropractic is to reconnect your brain and your body so that your inner power, wisdom and intelligence can resume the function of healing you and getting you healthier and stronger day by day.  It is ALWAYS a good thing to be checked for any partial loss of the vital brain-body connection.  It is ALWAYS a good thing to remove anything that could interfere with the brain-body connection. 

You were designed to be extraordinary, remember?  However, the key ingredient to an extraordinary life is a brain and a body that are in constant, clear, and precise communication with one another.  This is how we achieve 100% function.  And remember, health is defined as 100% function, 100% of the time.

However, if you allow physical, chemical, and/or emotional stress to interfere with your brain-body connection, you interfere with the flow of information from your brain to your body, or your body to your brain.  As a result of this altered communication, you lose function somewhere in your body.  Where?  I don’t know.  Will you experience symptoms?  I don’t know.  Will you be aware of this decreased function?  I don’t know.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  That’s not really the point, though, is it?  It doesn’t matter if you know it’s present or not.  It’s there and it’s robbing you of your ability to be truly healthy.

As chiropractors, Dr. Greg and I have just one focus – to locate the areas of your spine that may be misaligned causing a partial loss of a clear brain-body connection.  We know and trust that your body will resume the task of healing you and making you extraordinary, once it gets “plugged back in.”  We also know and trust that your body will heal you in the order it sees fit and at the speed at which it sees fit.  Period.  End of story.  We trust that the power that resides within you that beats your heart, expands your lungs, digests your food, regulates you hormones, etc. is MUCH smarter than we could ever pretend to be.  So, who are we to tell it how to do it’s job? 

So, can chiropractic help you with your {insert condition, symptom, ailment, pain, etc. here}?  I don’t know.  But I do know that you will ALWAYS be better off with a clear brain-body connection, than you will without it.  If that happens to mean that you no longer experience {said condition, symptom, ailment, pain, etc.},  then great!  If not, that’s great, too.  You’re still better off.

Live life and THRIVE!

Dr. Jodi