People come into the office for chiropractic treatment of specific symptoms or conditions. There are two basic responses that you can offer the clients based on their health paradigm.
First type of patient has a specific injury that is causing pain right now and they want relief. This can be from a car accident, slip and fall or other trauma, or a pain that has slowly developed over time and is now interfering with daily life. These types of cases usually require multiple visits a week for 2-6 months of treatment. Symptoms are usually reduced or eliminated, and the person can or may stop treatments, however, there is a good chance that you will have a return of symptoms or restrictions over time. Many people use chiropractic adjustments like an aspirin to reduce or remove pain.
The second type of patient understands that Chiropractic is not about pain, but about allowing the body to function at its highest level when we remove the interference or pressure on the nervous system because of structural pressure by misaligned bones. Daily activity and stress continually assault the body and the body recovers and heals itself if the brain can balance all the systems. Improper nerve function and/or lack of proper nutrition are the reason the body does not recover. Patients that understand this concept will come in periodically to have their spine evaluated for these misalignments. How often is conditional on what stress is put on the body. Some people can come in once a month, while other many need to be evaluated weekly due to high physical demands on work and environment.
Either way, I am available to help people with their health goal, the treatment is simalar and I work to educate and guide them along the way to achieve their goal.