So, let me get this straight. People don’t believe in chiropractors. Wait, what?
The Loch Ness monster doesn’t exist, yet some believe in Nessie so strongly that they’ve sunk tons of money and decades of time into searching for her. We also have people who believe in Bigfoot, Chupacabra, mermaids, aliens, and vampires, even though they do not exist. Yet people still don’t believe in chiropractors.
Well, I have a little secret. Unlike those documentaries on Animal Planet, I have actual, living proof that chiropractors do exist. In fact, what I’m about to show you – and this is exclusive content – is a real, live chiropractor, in his natural environment. I know it’s hard to believe, but here is my irrefutable proof: a photograph of a chiropractor in action.
Why Don’t People “Believe in” Chiropractic?
Before moving on, I’m going to give you a moment to overcome the state of awe you must be in over seeing actual evidence of a chiropractor. And it’s not some poorly lit, grainy image of a chiropractor working the shadow, either! It’s a clear-cut photograph of a chiropractor, in his native habitat, doing exactly what he loves to do.
Okay, I’ll put the jokes aside, but it still baffles me when I hear people say, “I don’t believe in chiropractic.” And what I’d really like to know is: WHY? I want to ask folks who ‘don’t believe in chiropractors’ a few other questions, as well.
- What keeps you from going to a chiropractor?
- Why don’t you want to go?
- What are you afraid of?
You see, not only do chiropractors exist, we’re not even scary like aliens or vampires! I’m truly desperate for answers when it comes to why people ‘don’t believe.’ Why I’m waiting for answers, let me tell you a story.
Storytime: Man Falls and Suffers Through Six Months of Back Pain
A few weeks ago, I had dinner with an old friend. While we were eating, he told me how he’d fallen about a year ago. While doing some yardwork, he slipped in a ditch and fell, twisting his ankle and hurting his back. He didn’t even realize what he’d done to himself until the next day when his back started acting up to the point where he could hardly walk. It was so uncomfortable, in fact, he said he had trouble going to work that day.
The day after that, his back hurt even more, but over time, it started to bother him less and less. He figured it would simply work itself out over time.
And he was right. Sort of. Roughly six months after the slip, the back pain finally went away without a single visit to a doctor or chiropractor.
Why Tolerate Pain for Six Months?!
It begs the question: What kind of world do we live in where people live with pain for six months without seeking any kind of treatment? I asked Rob why he was willing to wait for six months for the pain to go away. I asked him why he didn’t find a chiropractor or at least call his PCP for an appointment.
Rob replied, “I don’t want to go to doctors, and I don’t really understand what chiropractors do.” In fact, he managed to imply that he wasn’t sure what chiropractors did was okay, as though chiropractic might be dangerous.
How Could My Friend Not Understand Chiropractic?
I understood the first part of what he said. Some people hate going to the doctor because they don’t like the treatment they receive, or they don’t want to take pills. But him not understanding what a chiropractor does? That’s a different story.
He reiterated that his body eventually took care of itself, and the pain went away after six months. I replied, “Yeah, but you dealt with it for six months. And are you sure your body really fixed itself – or did your body just get used to the dysfunction?” He told me that I was probably right, that his body just adapted to the injury.
It’s Never Too Late
I explained to him that he could have been pain-free in way less than six months if he’d have seen a chiropractor. It definitely wouldn’t have hurt for Rob to get adjusted after his fall, and it would likely have made it better. Although, like any treatment, there’s no guarantee that chiropractic will fix an injury, chiropractic care is proven to alleviate many back problems. It could have helped my friend.
Reflecting on the situation, Rob agreed with me that he should have tried chiropractic and would consider it if something similar happened again. But it’s still not too late for him to try it now! His pain might be gone, but the dysfunction in his body may still be there. Though he would have felt the best results had he gotten straightened out right after the fall, he’d still benefit from chiropractic now. It would ensure he’s pain and disfunction-free. Plus, when your body is structurally sound, it improves your mechanics (like balance) and helps to protect against further injuries.
My Questions to You
What is keeping you from going to the chiropractor? What’s stopping you from trying it out, from going just once?
I’d love to hear from people who’ve never tried chiropractic about what it is that’s holding them back. What I’m going to next is release a set up follow-up videos and posts that explain a little bit more about chiropractic:
- How chiropractors treat patients
- How chiropractic alleviates pain
- Conditions that can be treated with chiropractic
- The benefits of chiropractic for your body and overall health
- How effective chiropractic treatments are
Now don’t get me wrong, chiropractic isn’t a treatment for everything. In fact, I will straight-up tell you that chiropractic doesn’t “cure” anything! (But we’ll come back to “cures” at some later date.) And like most chiropractors, I still “believe in” medical doctors (they’re real, too!), and I go to medical doctor on a regular basis. But I also believe that everyone can benefit from chiropractic.
My Next Exposé
Now that I’ve convinced you that chiropractors exist, in my next piece, I’m going to expose exactly what chiropractors do. And you might be very surprised, but I promise you, I’m going to lay it all out there.
Stay tuned and in the meantime, let me know: If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, what’s keeping you from trying chiropractic?