The chiropractic profession is booming as it celebrates its 124th birthday. Both the care and the trust have become the first choice for millions of individuals, families and athletes of all ages who line up for care.
There are many reasons for this growth, including chiropractic’s timeless holistic principles, supportive research and patient satisfaction. Additional factors also include the eye-opening challenges of our aging population, pediatrics, athletic performance and a rapidly growing distrust of the status quo.
Let’s explore a few of these in more detail now.
A Healthy Spine and Nervous System is Essential. Period!
It is an indisputable scientific fact that a healthy spine and nervous system is essential for a healthy life. Through every phase of growth and development, and as you age, keeping your spine and nervous system healthy must be a priority.
Chiropractors work great independently or in conjunction with other allopathic providers when necessary, while prioritizing the health of their patients. With some of the lowest malpractice rates of any health care profession by far, this drugless profession has stood its ground against Big Pharma’s bullying and brainwashing, and the public is responding – even paying for their care out of pocket when necessary!
Begin with the End in Mind
People are living longer, but they are not living better. Nursing homes and assisted living centers are popping up like coffee shops on every corner and in every community. The current generation of seniors were blindsided by their extended life span. They had no idea they were going to live this long, meaning they didn’t prepare to ensure long, quality lives.
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” This was their motto and they defined broke as excruciating pain or severe life-threatening conditions. With increasing life expectancy, this is no longer an acceptable approach! The burden on society and the younger generations is too great and the suffering, squandered wisdom and human potential is immeasurable.
We now have a generation of drug-addicted, neurologically damaged seniors and children who have blindly followed this allopathic, pharmaceutical driven model. People are rebelling by making different choices.
Chiropractors are filling the void, providing both proactive and reactive solutions to solve these problems. By keeping health care costs down and empowering people to function at higher levels, they are improving quality of life with a goal of 100:100, 100 percent for 100 years.
Styles and Specialties
Chiropractic works with the body’s innate intelligence, its inborn ability to adapt, heal and function properly. The profession has matured over the years with hundreds of different styles and specialties called techniques.
In the old days, people might say that they saw a chiropractor and it worked or didn’t work for them with the assumption that all chiropractors did the same thing. This is no longer true with gentle techniques for babies, children and fragile seniors to more traditional styles, instrument-based and extremity adjustments.
There’s a technique for everyone. Having a chiropractor and utilizing chiropractic care throughout one’s lifetime can speed healing and lead to a healthier life.
Chiropractors specialize in vertebral subluxation correction, pregnancy, pediatric and family care, Functional Neurology, concussion care, sports and performance-based care, generational care, disk injuries, accident recovery, nutrition, fitness and more.
Finding the techniques or specialty that works best for you and your family is important.
Frustrations with the Status Quo
The status quo in health care has let us down in so many ways. We have become a drug culture where pharmaceutical advertising has brainwashed us. They led us to believe that there is a pill for every ill. We believe that numbing pain to feel better now is the ticket to health.
Conflicts of interest between drug companies, politicians and policy have led to…
- a neurological crisis in children
- a longevity crisis with seniors
- an opioid crisis
- a superbug crisis
- a chronic disease crisis
- a medical error crisis (now third leading cause of death)
- a medical cost crisis
- an obesity crisis
- …and this is only a few of them
Toxic food and water are unsafe. Untested vaccination schedules are being tolerated and mandated without efficacy. This contributes to these unhealthy trends. The Food and Drug Administration has dropped the ball as I’ve heard many patients state that the FDA should stand for Financing Drug Addiction for their role and lack of oversight on all of these issues.
Stephen Covey, bestselling author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People said that “some people climb the ladder of success, get to the top and realize that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall.”
We have an entire healthcare system with a ladder that is leaning against the wrong wall.
The first chiropractic adjustment was given in 1895 by a man named Daniel David Palmer to a partially deaf janitor named Harvey Lillard. Palmer noticed a vertebra out of alignment in Lillard’s back. Lillard explained that he had moved the wrong way, heard a pop, and then lost his hearing. Palmer had Lillard lie down on the floor and performed the adjustment. When Lillard saw Palmer again, he said he could hear once more, and he was no longer in pain. This experience led Palmer to open the first school of chiropractic two years later.
The younger generations are looking for a better way, and the common sense and care that chiropractors provide is providing hope, healing and a solid answer for the future.
The 100 Year Lifestyle Way
The 100 Year Lifestyle is all about living a healthy, passionate, prosperous life for 80, 90, 100 years and beyond. A healthy spine and nervous system so your body is able to adapt is an essential piece of the puzzle along with a long term vision, clean environment, quality relationships, life-long learning, healthy habits, exercise, good nutrition and safe, quality health care.
As the chiropractic industry celebrates its 124th birthday, consider how it might change your life. Once you begin to put yourself first and take care of your body BEFORE a crisis happens, only then will you be able to live your healthiest, happiest, and longest life.
Your 100 is coming; you make the call!