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I Love Being a Chiropractor!

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on March 25, 2015

I DO love being a chiropractor. Just knowing that I have the ability to locate and remove an impediment to a person’s ability to express their health and their life as fully as possible is both awe-inspiring and humbling at the same time.

In these 15 years of practice, I’ve had the opportunity to work with folks with so many different challenges. It’s run the gamut from back pain and migraines to high blood pressure to constipation, seizures and ear infections. Of course, Chiropractic is not a treatment for any of those conditions or ANY medical condition, in fact. We know that the ONE thing that the chiropractor DOES do is to locate and correct vertebral subluxation. And when we DO what chiropractors were meant to do, people’s lives improve.

One of the things I appreciate most about Chiropractic is the awareness that everyone has the innate potential for better health and performance. Helping folks realize that their innate potential for expressing more life IS in my mind the greater part of my job as a chiropractor. AND realizing this fact helps my members make better life decisions only increases my value as their chiropractor.

One of the greatest benefits (to ME as a chiropractor) of adjusting a high school football and basketball team for five years was having kids get on the table EVERY week to get checked for subluxation whether they had symptoms or not. And having a teenager tell you that they not only feel better but PLAY better when they get adjusted is powerful confirmation that you’re on the right track.

Having practiced and studied Chiropractic for several years now, I understand that EVERYONE is better off without vertebral subluxation. Even more, I believe that EVERYONE deserves to have access to Chiropractic care regardless of age or condition, whether infant or geriatric and with or without symptoms. And, the only diagnosis needed is the presence of vertebral subluxation.

If you don’t have a chiropractor for yourself and your family, I urge you to find one.  Let me know if you need some help.  I know hundreds all over America.

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Seven Times Seven: How Will Your Health Be at 49?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on September 4, 2010

Did you know that every red blood cell in your body is replaced every 120 days?  Did you know that your entire body is replaced on average every 7 years?  Wow!  Personally, I find that amazing.  I’m thinking, “If I clean up my act and start living according to some sound principles, I could have a whole new body…and life in just a few years!”

Since getting in the health business, I’ve noticed things I’d never even considered in the past.  I remember being in 6th grade and the teacher telling us how old we’d be when the millennium turned over and thinking “Dang.  I don’t want to be around if I’m gonna be like folks I know that age.”  Sadly, that’s even more true now than then.  Of course I’m 10 years older than that now and younger than most folks my age.

Enough nostalgia.  Let’s talk about regeneration.  Let’s assume that everything in your body and life goes according to God’s design.  By the time you’re 50 years old, you should be in pretty good health.  But, we all know folks that age that simply are not in good health, at all.  What happened?

Here’s one premise.  We know that the first system to form in our bodies is the Central Nervous System and that every aspect of our lives are either controlled by or filtered through our nervous system.  If someone had had any kind of difficult birth process, there could be damage (or at least stress) on the neck and brainstem.  Since the brainstem affects ALL of your body’s vital function, pressure there could affect your development and health.

Let’s just say that happened to you or someone you know and your nervous system (and body) was functioning at say 90%.  Since you’re growing so fast in your early years you might not notice any problems whatsoever.  Well, maybe some colic or seizures or ADD/ADHD.  But nothing “serious”.  OK.  Maybe you grew up with chronic colds and seemed to catch whatever bug was going around when none of your friends or family did.  But, nothing serious.

But, as newborn becomes seven, then 14 then 21, you start to notice a pattern.  Then about the time you turn 30, life begins to wear you down.   You might have developed chronic health problems like fibromyalgia,  migraines, high blood pressure, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, arthritis or some other kind or arthritic condition.  Then, by the time you turn 40, you’re wondering how you’re going to live as long as your parents and what the heck is your life going to be like.

Let’s do the math on that.  If you start out with your nervous system and body functioning at 90%, your blood cells and tissues and organs and systems don’t develop and function quite as well as they should.  At 14, it’s 90% times 90%.  At 21, it’s 90% times 81%.  By the time your 49 (the halfway point)  you’re functioning at 36% of the potential God sent you here with.  Your body is falling apart and your life sucks.   You begin to wonder if you’ll even live long enough to enjoy your retirement and IF you do, will you be able to afford to!  You purchase long-term care insurance so your family won’t be saddled with the cost of warehousing you in your waning years. Bleak picture, huh?

What if we could correct that problem that started at birth or during childhood?  Could we reverse all that was done or not done?  Maybe so.  What if you could help your body start functioning at 100% of what your potential is right now?  Would that help?  Of course it would!  Because your body ALWAYS strives to do ALL that it can with what it’s got to work with, you begin IMMEDIATELY toward better function and better health.  It’s like investing in a retirement account.  You can get a late start and still be way ahead of where you’d be if you had never invested in the first place.

Simple chiropractic care focused on the original stress on your nervous system (NOT on back pain or symptoms) can help you move toward your potential immediately.  Sure, you can improve your health with diet and supplementation, exercise and a good spiritual life.  However, since EVERYTHING is filtered through or controlled by your nervous system, more of all (or any) of these is fruitless if there’s nerve interference.  So, the key is to locate and reduce interference to the proper function of your nerve system.  That usually happens at one place, the top of the neck.  So, it’s important to find the right chiropractor.

You were Designed to do great things and be productive your whole life.  If that’s not happening for you and with you, find yourself a good Principled chiropractor.  If you need help finding one, let me know.  I’m always glad to help.

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My Chiropractic Blue Ocean Strategy

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on May 3, 2010

One of my favorite business books is Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim.  In the book, Kim relates marketing products to the competition for fish in the shallow waters near the shore.  You’ve got fishermen and predators churning the waters for a limited supply of easy prey.  So what happens is that competition is stiff and eventually the sharks begin to attack and prey on themselves.  However, as you go further out to deep waters (the blue ocean) the supply is plentiful and the competition almost non-existent.  My profession, chiropractic, is like that, too.

Business is alot like that, too.  Especially in my profession where we have somewhere between 50-60,000 chiropractors competing for 7-10% of the population who regularly use chiropractors for back pain and neuromuscular problems.  Further still, chiropractors (as a profession) has tried to fit itself within a traditional allopathic approach to healthcare, dependent on third party reimbursement systems like insurance, personal injury, Workman’s Compensation and Medicare/Medicaid.  In so doing, they ensured that their competition is expanded to orthopedists, neurologists, physical therapists and even massage therapists.  Needless to say, the waters get chummed up pretty badly leaving lots of wounded practitioners, causing many to leave the profession altogether.

However, chiropractic in its founding was not as much a specific cure for anything.  Instead, it’s power was in removing a major source of interference in the proper function of the nervous system, THE master control system for your entire body.  When this interference is reduced, you simply function better.  You perceive your environment more clearly.  Your body perceives itself better.  You function at a higher level in every aspect of your life.  When that happens, you’re healthier, happier and simply are living life closer to your God-given potential.

So from my perspective, by staying in the shallow water of back pain and neuromuscular conditions, chiropractors confine themselves to selling you based on your weakness instead of your power.  Their marketing strategies are designed more to scare you into their offices instead of inspiring you into your own health and personal power.  Fee systems are based on what your insurance company will pay, which in many cases includes added charges for a variety of outside modalities.  So instead of a fee system that allows you to include chiropractic care as part of a lifestyle choice for you and your family, you get billed as much as possible for the limited number of visits allowed by your insurance carrier.

In the chiropractic blue ocean, people seek out the chiropractor to help them and their family feel better, work better and live better.  Just like the long term benefits of exercise, you are healthier and feel better.  You no longer need to go to your MD as much simply because you don’t get sick or hurt nearly as often.  You don’t think twice about your regular visits to the chiropractor because it’s just part of what you do.  Further, this new strategy includes a fee system that is based on lifetime wellness care instead of short term crisis care.  Somewhat like your health club membership, it rewards you for regular use both in financial and health benefits.  In my office, that fee is an annual fee that is less than your typical out-of-pocket costs with a standard health insurance policy.

One of the prejudices some people have about us chiropractors is that we want you to keep coming for the rest of your life.  OF COURSE WE DO!  We want you to enjoy your life, ALL OF IT from now on!

One of my mentors often asked “What is your profession?  What do you profess?”  I profess wellness and wholeness.  My fees are merely an extension of my profession.  I am neither a medical doctor or physical therapist.  I AM a chiropractor that helps you get the most out of your life for the rest of your life.  There’s room out here in the deep water to swim and play without fear of being eaten by the sharks.  Come on out!



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So, Doc. What If I Don’t Need a Miracle Healing?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on April 19, 2010

Chiropractic is powerful stuff if practiced from its Principles.  When a chiropractic adjustment (especially a specific Upper Cervical adjustment) is delivered, it relieves stress on the nervous system allowing your body to do miraculous things.  Having said that, I wonder how many people really hear that story AND if they do, how many are even motivated by it?

People are so bombarded with outrageous claims on everything from miracle juices from exotic jungles to vaccinations for Swine flu, as well as from car dealers to soap peddlers.  So, the natural reaction is to simply turn down the volume OR go to the bathroom at the commercial break.  In other words, when we start railing on the evils of Medicine and our own miraculous healings, folks tend to tune us out.

Granted, most chiropractors see plenty of people desperate for hope and who have come to us when all else has failed them.  But generally, people stay under chiropractic care because it simply makes them feel better than they ever have before and enables them to do more of what they want when they want and how they want.  The side benefit, oddly enough, is that they no longer suffer from back pain or migraines or seizures or ulcers or cancer.

I think one reason only 7-10 percent of Americans go to chiropractors is that chiropractors do a crappy job of telling our story.  We assume that the only ones who need us are the ones suffering from some health malady.  Our whole message is centered around death and sickness when our Principles are based in life and vitality.

Honestly, I KNOW the miracles that are happening inside a person when I adjust them.  I want MORE people to receive those same miracles.  But, it’s not fair to ask someone who’s never been exposed to chiropractic to eat the whole elephant in a single sitting.  If they have the chance to digest a bite at a time, they’ll understand over time, will remain under my care and tell all their friends about how great their life is since they discovered chiropractic.

So, my message is simple “If you want a better, fuller, more expressive life…get adjusted.  Stay adjusted.”




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Yeah, But I Really Like That Roller Table Thing

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on April 18, 2010

It’s always interesting to hear people’s reaction when I tell them I’m a chiropractor.

There’s always the response from folks who don’t have a chiropractor, “I don’t need a chiropractor.  My doctor just gave me a nerve block.”  Of course, there’s the “Oh yeah.  I went to a chiropractor a long time ago when I had a car wreck.”  More and more often these days, I’m hearing  “Oh, I LOVE my chiropractor!”  If you’re a chiropractor, you’ve become accustomed to these and similar responses.

But of all the responses I get, the one that bothers me the most is “Yeah, I go to the chiropractor.  But, I REALLY like that roller table thing.”  It feels really good.”

Why would such an honest and seemingly harmless statement get under my skin?  Well, there are two reasons, actually.  First, I don’t think those tables are good for you.  They could actually be causing you some of the very problems you pay your chiropractor to fix.  So in a couple of ways those tables are a perpetual source of inside marketing.  You create your own chronic problem (yet feels relaxing) that keeps you coming back.  Oh yeah, since your insurance company is being billed, who cares?

The other reason the roller table bothers me is that if THAT is the reason many people go to the chiropractor, then there are some weak doctors hurting my profession.  If chiropractic is done right, you’ll be taught how to listen to your body instead of simply being fed “comfort food”.  In my opinion, the roller table is there because the chiropractor is either to scared or too lazy to educate you on the real value of regular chiropractic care.  What if someone told you there’s a power inside you designed to help you live more powerfully and that all the time and effort in that office is for helping you and folks in your community live a better, fuller life?  Would you think the chiropractor was crazy or awesome?

There are chiropractors who believe in YOU and your potential to live a powerful life.  Sadly, they’re somewhat hard to come by.  If you’re looking for someone to help you get more out of your life instead of just getting more out of your wallet, let me know.  I’ll be glad to help you find a good Principled chiropractor in your area.

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Good Morning America – Neck adjustments may help high blood pressure

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on March 25, 2008

I wrote about this a few weeks ago.  But, apparently a new study by the University of Chicago shows the benefits of specific chiropractic adjustments of the upper neck can have dramatic effects on blood pressure patients.

If you know someone suffering from chronic high blood pressure and wanting to try a different approach, please share this information with them.  I’m also glad to make a referral to good chiropractors near you, as well.

Follow the link for the full text of the article.  Click here to watch the video.

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