“Why are you still going to the chiropractor? Aren’t you fixed yet?”
Often our practice members get asked this question from friends and family. Here’s how I suggest they answer.
(1) Ask them about exercise
What happens to your body if you stop exercising? Does it maintain its same level of fitness, or do you gradually lose fitness? It’s the same with the spine. It requires regular checking and adjusting to keep it in it’s optimal position.
(2) Explain what a subluxation is:
If the bones in my spine become misaligned, its places stress on the nerves. These spinal misalignments are called subluxations and chiropractors are the only professionals in the world that specialize in their detection and correction.
(3) Describe what a subluxation does:
Because every cell, organ and gland in my body is controlled and co-ordinated by my nerves, subluxations can have an impact on my overall health and wellbeing. For me, it’s not about getting rid of back pain, it’s about having my body function the best it can.
(4) Tell them what causes subluxations:
Sure, there are the obvious things that can cause subluxations like car accidents, falls and sports injuries. It’s easy to imagine knocking a vertebra out of line like that. But it’s the subtle, everyday things that cause most subluxations. The toxicities and deficiencies of our modern lifestyle mean that there is an almost endless list of micro-stresses which can place stress on the spine. Lifestyle stress such as work stress, lack of sleep, chemicals in my environment or my food, sitting too much and bad work habits all adversely affect my spine. Life is a full contact sport and I want to make sure that I can perform at my best. (This is the missing link for most people. Life causes subluxations)
(5) Describe what we do:
When I go to Waverley Central Chiropractic, the chiropractors check my spine for any subluxations that are affecting my nervous system. Then, they gently correct these misalignments so that my body can go back to working in balance. (I give my people a little hint here: if you say you get your back “cracked”, people will think you’re a little crazy. Talk about “adjustments” rather than “cracking”. Cracking is for jokes and eggs … and it doesn’t do justice to the careful corrections we make)
At Waverley Central Chiropractic Clinic our focus is on correcting subluxations created by your lifestyle, so that you can get on with living your life to the fullest through a healthy functioning nervous system. Just like looking after your garden, your car or your teeth, it’s a process of ongoing maintenance and refinement to get the best results from your care.
If you know someone who could benefit from chiropractic care, please call Waverley Central Chiropractic Clinic on 9545 0278 to arrange an appointment.
The greatest compliment our practice members can give us is the referral of their friends and loved ones!
Thank you for your trust!