I must be the worst D.C. ( Doctor of Chiropractic ) on the planet. Why? Because my wife DOES NOT get what I do. How is that possible? How can my wife who gets chiropractic care ON-DEMAND and with 3 kids that were raised under chiropractic care who all were adjusted 15 minutes after birth, not know what I CAN do.
Maybe, just maybe you feel the same way. Let's play this thing out and let me explain. Now please get to the edge of your seat as this is good stuff.
My wife who works as the lead teacher for the pre-school near are home which she just started this year, add that she is studying a lot with on-line courses, and lives in today's world of cell phones and computers. With the increase of activities AND cell phone (over)use, she develops a sharp episode of neck pain. The kind where you can't turn your neck and you look awful!
She says, (insert 80's Valley Girl voice) "I think I slept wrong!" NO! NO! NO! The sleeping part MAY have contributed to it, but like MOST spinal issues, it is PROGRESSIVE. It is an accumulation of bad posture and lack of motion and poor alignment.
She had a major league spasm which is a symptom caused from nerve pressure. But here's the thing, she said and I quote, "DON'T TOUCH ME!" She said wait UNTIL the spasm goes down then adjust me. And here is the PROBLEM why would I wait? FIX IT NOW! There is a system in your body that is called the pain-spasm-pain cycle. Google it.
This is how the thing works. Ready: Pain causes spasm, spasm causes pain, REPEAT. It is a cycle that you can either wait around for a few days for it to stop, you can try a whole bunch of medications that may work in a few days, OR you can STOP THE CYCLE. And gee...Dr. Sheppard, HOW?
Chiropractic adjustment. By elimination nerve pressure that is causing the SPASMS, the muscle has nothing to do but return to normal ( less spasms) and this is what stops the cycle. Muscles are CONTROLLED by nerves. When you pinch them, muscles SPASM and get tight. UN-pinch the nerve and the process is reversed. WOW! BOOM! DONE! NEXT!
So yes..I told my wife to please be quiet ( not exact words ) and lay on the table. And yes, one adjustment and about 10 minutes later the neck was back to normal and NO PAIN.
Many people do not have the benefit of living with a chiropractor, but left untreated this could have persisted, pain levels go up and down, and the next thing you know, disc issues, headaches, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, and fibromyalgia. AND for some people...they end up at the orthopedics's office for injections or surgery. PLEASE STOP DOING THAT!
Chiropractic care is not just neck pain and back pain, we just happen to be the best at fixing it, preventing it, and is much more cost effective.
I am actually a pretty good chiropractor (shameless plug for me!) When you don't get regular chiropractic care and rely on meds, you lose. Not me, not my practice, not my family. YOU LOSE. If you do not believe me, come to one of my classes or see x-rays of patients that neglected their spine in their later years and how there life is. It will catch up to you, it has too!
Be PRO-active with your health and enjoy the amazing health benefits of CHIROPRACTIC CARE here at my office. This includes you, your family, and your children. You can roll the dice, but like in Vegas the house always wins. You need to win the game of health for YOU!
Be well for today and tomorrow!