I’ve been asking undergraduate students and some older adults about why they do not go to the Chiropractor to get adjusted, or regular check ups, the results are as follows:
– They do not understand what Chiropractors do, or the benefits therein. Chiros need to lecture in schools, colleges, work places, etc. I understand some Chiropractors are active in their community, which is much appreciated, however, a large handful are not. So, spread the word, don’t just sit on facebook, posting chiropractic-like memes (most are pretty cool though… ) But, we need to get out there and use our educated voice!
– They can not afford Chiropractic Care. They go on to say $50 is too much per visit, and ‘they want to see me a few times per week.’ Why are there few Chiros out there offering student incentives?? Students can not afford $150 initial exam fees, and if they can’t afford them, they will put it off and not get them. Even worse, students can not afford $40 follow up exams. Don’t allow our students in our community to neglect Chiropractic care because of the cost! Figure it out, you’re doctors. Also, we can make the argument that if they cared so much about Chiropractic care then they would find the cash to make the extra effort….not if they don’t understand what Chiropractic is….
Doctors of Chiropractic! Are you offering student benefits? Why is it that I am rarely seeing Chiropractors offer discounts to students?
NO Student, or adult should not receive proper Chiropractic care because its too expensive. We are running to other countries to help them chiropractic-ally, on mission trips, etc, which is also important, however, we have our neighbors in our own town who can’t afford it. How can you/we fix this?
If your/our community does not understand Chiropractic, Go give a presentation! Make an appointment with the local high school, college, business place, etc. and talk. Get off Facebook and talk. Don’t leave it up to me or my fellow passionate student Chiros. Take it upon yourself to get up and do it. Our time will come… I promise.
If you do not change this, when I become a Chiropractor, I will.
Believe you me, I will.
The Chiropractor Student
According to Chiropractic Philosophy; to find the subluxation (not just pain, but subluxation), remove it, and let the body heal itself. I am not finished reading/studying the philosophy, this is what I gathered so far. Personally, at least as of now, I would like to do a thorough history, both Chiropractically, and ‘medically,’ find what is ‘wrong’ document it, and find the subluxation via palpation, x- ray, etc. Remove it. Now, (according to Philosophy and life) the power that made your body can heal your body, minus interference. So, by removing interference, (assuming you found all of it) the body should heal itself. It may take 1 adjustment, 2 adjustments, or more. That is what Philosophy told me so far.
Nowadays, Palmer College 2012, we are being trained as primary care physicians, I will never turn down an opportunity to learn as much as I can. I want to know what is wrong with the patient inside and out. I also want to witness the power of the body as well as the power of an adjustment. As a Q4 student chances are we have never given such an adjustment. People tell me they don’t have allergies anymore from a certain adjustment, we’ve heard that people can see, walk, talk, and hear again from an adjustment. I’ve also heard that those who get adjusted get sick less frequently. I know I have not been sick since I started Chiropractic School, not many of my classmates have. We have all been getting adjustments, not all receiving upper cervical specific adjustments, but adjustments. We hear of the potential, but do we really understand?
The upper cervical atlas/axis adjustment is supposed to be one of the most powerful adjustments. Why? Probably because its location is in a vulnerable place, adjacent to your brain stem, where there is CSF flow, vascular flow, and nerve tissue that can all be inhibited from birth until now, even the slightest to give any which affect to any part of your body, that’s basic clinical neuro-anatomy, go look it up. If we hear these testimonials, then why have we not gotten adjusted by an upper cervical specific chiropractor? I am no angel, I have not gone either, and MANY have not, why? Well, we are stubborn, and/or we just don’t understand, until we try, you’re not in it, until you’re in it. You don’t truly understand something unless you have lived it. I am making my first appointment this month. Will you?
My palms sweat too often and sometimes I feel anxious, maybe it will help that. You have your issues I’m sure; maybe it will help that too. And if it does, will your philosophy shift, will your whole perspective of health care and life, shift!? Mine sure as might… It sure as might. And if it does, believe you me, the WHOLE world will know about it.
http://biology.about.com/od/anatomy/p/Brainstem.htm a nice explanation. If you need a more “credible” source then, here:
Thanks for reading,
Microbiology- including virus families, their presentations, treatments and public health relationships.
Anatomy of the anterior abdominal layers,stomach, intestines, inguinal canal. Blood supply, innervation,location relationships of all.
Learned how the body regulates fluids, like blood, urine, and interstitial fluid via the kidneys and associated structures. Exam on that next week…
Radiology last week, we were introduced to analyzing lumbar and hip x- rays. I enjoy that class. 12 students to 1 professor ratio…good odds, if you want to learn your stuff.
Technique class: This quarter we are focusing on the Lumbar (lower back) and hips. So far the techniques we are learning utilize the Hy- Lo table and Knee Chest piece. We learned Double Thumb and Single hand adjustments. We were introduced to side posture, but I have a feeling there will be much more…It is very important to learn proper technique!
Take a look at some of these clips, and notice the patient’s positive reaction… Find your local Chiropractor and go get checked.