Look Beyond the Stereotype of Chiropractic
Somewhere along the line, you may have heard the phrase, “Cracking Bones doesn’t do anything for you.” I guess this IS true…if what I happened to be doing was “cracking bones.” This is an example of a completely untrue and negative stereotype of chiropractic care. I felt that it was important that I write a follow up to the original “myths” post, to squash any other common misconceptions and set the record straight on chiropractic.
Back to “Cracking Bones” (No Pun Intended). What I actually do, is adjust your spine. In Lehman’s terms, when spinal bones get subtly out of alignment. they pinch or choke the delicate nerves as they exit the spine. These nerves control the function of every part of your body. Symptoms like musculoskeletal pain arise from misalignment of the spine. An adjustment treats these symptoms and provides pain relief, by providing a subtle correction of your spine’s alignment. Adjustments also restore the normal, proper function of your nerves and entire body. “Cracking Bones” doesn’t do anything for you, but getting a proper adjustment makes you healthier and acts as a natural pain reliever.
It’ll Hurt Even More/It Won’t Work
Understandable. Nobody wants to get worse. In my office, we have a very good “batting average” with patients. It’s extremely rare for someone to get worse and stay worse. The overwhelming majority of all of our patients see significant improvement. Over 90% of our patients obtain almost immediate improvements in their health and relief of chronic pain! On the rare occasion that someone is not improving, I re-evaluate their health issue and either change the treatment plan or, refer them to another type of health care provider.
I’ll Walk In And They’ll Start Doing Their Voodoo Stuff Right Away!
Not in my office! The first question I want to answer is: “Should this person be in my office?” In other words, is this a chiropractic problem, or does this person need to be at another provider (Ex: Prostate Metastasis, Ovarian Cyst).
The next step is a personalized health consultation, then, if the potential patient wants to continue, a thorough examination and any necessary x-rays. By combining all of these elements together, I can arrive at a diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan. When the patient returns the next day, I’ll be able to answer the following questions: Whats Wrong, Can You Help Me, How Long Will It Take and/or What Wills It Cost. Based on the patient’s interest and request, we can begin a chiropractic care program the same day.
I’ll get a HUGE bill when I walk up to the front counter on my first visit
It won’t happen. Not in my office anyway. Before we do anything that’s going to cost you money, we’ll tell you exactly what the problem is, the necessary treatment program and a breakdown of payment. At Russell Chiropractic Care, your first examination is free and we provide two free adjustments, to help you realize the benefits of chiropractic care!
Dr. Brian Russell, an Elmhurst IL Chiropractor and back pain specialist, doesn’t just provide treatment for back pain, neck pain and headache pain, he gets eliminates all of the symptoms to put you on the right path for overall good health and wellness!