In any profession you often hear the same comments regularly. I thought I would share some of the regular comments that have been made this week.
There is about 20 common comments or phrases, but I thought starting with 6 might help you guys understand a bit more about what we do at Live.
I think it is muscular so you can’t help
While it is true I don’t specifically work with muscle injury, I allow correct communication to that muscle and take load off the area by making sure the joints around it are working well. The danger is becoming pain free while the muscle is healing and you do too much and injure it further (like I superficially told you not to do).
Maybe it will go away
6 months after an injury you are looking at me expecting to be “fixed” in 1 adjustment. That may happen, however it is unlikely when you have had body compensations managing that injury for 6 months.
Also keep in mind what happened for you to have that injury, you were picking up a towel off the floor of the bathroom, something you do everyday and your low back just “went”. There has been a process that has lead to this fatigue for this to happen. If you were in a car accident, that is a different story.
My advice would be to seek help for things that don't feel "quite right" in your body. You do not need to have severe pain before you seek help.
Remember: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity or PAIN.
I was scared to see a chiropractor
Really? I would be interested to see how many people are scared of Chiropractor’s, and also interested in how this fear came about?
There are lots of different types of Chiropractic techniques out there. Most Chiropractors practice in a slightly different manner, just like how physio’s and massage therapists can practice differently.
Chiropractor’s study for 5 years full time before they graduate. Over that 5 years they learn A LOT of knowledge about the human body, chiropractic and how to best help people.
At Live we are very holistic and take a thorough health history so we make sure we have all the information we need while assessing your health and body. We look at your body as a whole and try to figure out the root cause of things. We aim to keep health simple, because over-complicating health is not helpful for anyone.
Are you using the same pressure as before?
Yes I am. I get asked this multiple times a day and sometimes multiple times in one visit.
Tender areas of the body before an adjustment may feel less tender after an adjustment. This is because we have created ease at that point in the body. I could write a novel about why this happens, but I won’t bore you. Ask me next time I see you.
Do I have to take my clothes off?
With all due respect, please leave your clothes on. You can be adjusted wearing any clothes, although it is easier if you are wearing clothing that allows freedom of movement. Ideal clothing to be adjusted in is active wear. But don't panic if you are wearing your work clothes, we can work around them usually. Just wear comfortable normal clothes.
Do you get adjusted?
Yes. I get adjusted regularly. Not because I am in pain. I get adjusted to keep me functioning to the best of my ability and because my mind and body feels calmer when I do. If I am under higher stress periods then I will get adjusted more frequently. If you would like to know more about what regular maintenance care is about then ask me at your next appointment.
Key point: Lack of pain does not mean optimal function. Pain is the smoke alarm that goes off when the house is burning down. It can be considered as the bodies last attempt at telling you something is not quite right.
If you have questions about Chiropractic you would like answered send me an email or comment below.
That's all for now folks,
Hi. My name is Ainslee, I am a chiropractor and wellness extraordinaire. My passion is getting people well and keeping them that way.