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It Is Not About Pain

Posted: November 3, 2015
By: Dr. Craig Hensley

I was at a health fair last week talking to people about the benefits of chiropractic.  A common conversation that I had with many people went as follows:

Me:  Have you ever had your spine checked by a chiropractor?
Person: No
Me: Is there a reason you have not been to a chiropractor?
Person:  I don’t have pain or don’t have back problems.

Having pain is not the only reason to see a chiropractor, and in my opinion it is not even the most important reason to visit a chiropractor.

I have never had a cavity but I have been to the dentist many times in my life.  Most people do not just go to the dentist only when they have pain.  They go to have strong healthy teeth, a pretty smile, and to prevent problems down the road.  Think of chiropractors as dentist for your spine.  Going to chiropractor helps you to have a strong healthy spine, near perfect posture, and to prevent spinal issues.

A specific scientific chiropractic adjustment has a profound effect on your overall health.  Chiropractic adjustments improve neural function, decrease nerve interference, improve sleep, increase energy, affect mood and memory, stimulate the brain, increase proprioception, increase performance, boost your immune system, and improve your overall health.  All of those things have nothing to do with pain.  

Did you know that the first chiropractic adjustment was not for neck or back pain?  In 1895 a man by the name of Harvey Lillard was a janitor at the Ryan building in Iowa.  In the building that he worked, there was a magnetic healer by the name of DD Palmer.  Harvey had been deaf for 17 years and he told DD that his deafness began when he was exerting himself in a cramped and stooped position and he felt something give way in his back.  Since that time he could not hear “the racket of a wagon on the street.”  DD Palmer asked if he could exam Mr. Lillard’s spine.  Upon examination DD found that a vertebra in Harvey’s spine was “racked” out of place.  DD believed that if the bone was realigned then Harvey would get his hearing back.  DD said he racked the bone into position by using the spinous process as a lever and soon Harvey could hear again.  They said that Harvey could now here the ticking of a watch, which he had not done for 17 years.  DD Palmer was the founder of chiropractic and the first adjustment was not about someone’s pain.

In conclusion, because you have pain is only one of many reasons why you should visit a chiropractor.  If the only thing that chiropractors did was take care of pain, which we do very well, we would be a good profession.  However we have so much more to offer the world and that is why we are a great, one of a kind profession.  Have your spine checked regularly by a chiropractor to be a happier healthier you and receive all of the great benifits of chiropractic care.

If you are looking for all of the health benefits that chiropractic care has to offer in Kernersville, North Carolina, or nearby Winston Salem, Greensboro, Walkertown, or High Point please call Triad Family Chiropractic at 336-904-0752 to schedule your appointment today.