When did someone last ask you...
"Why do you go to the Chiropractor?"
I had a fascinating discussion with one of my patients recently. However, it wasn't until after thinking about it over the weekend that I realised just how much I had to learn from it.
They have been coming to see me for a few years but when they came in last week they told me a story. It was when a friend had asked them why they bothered going to see a Chiropractor. The friend didn't understand as my patient appeared to be perfectly healthy. They also didn't understand what it was that a Chiropractor did. The patient told me that they actually struggled to answer these questions and they felt unhappy because they couldn't answer these questions easily. I had to reassure them that it isn't them that should be feeling bad because this is actually a sign that I have let them down.
I know that many of our patients have been coming to see us for years. I also know that most people don't know anything about Chiropractic (about 90% of the population). So, I imagine a lot of my patients have had to answer similar questions and I have probably let them down too by not giving them the resources to answer such simple questions. So I thought that I best start rectifying this situation as quickly as possible.
There are a few very simple premises that are at the foundation of the WHY and the HOW of Chiropractic.