Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fire Your Chiropractor !

I know that sounds a bit inflammatory.
And I also admit that chiropractors
helped me with pain many years ago.
But that was before I learned how to fix
my Self.

Since I was a child, I've always cracked
my knuckles. A medical doctor once
told me not to crack. He said, "it will
give you enlarged knuckles and
eventually lead to arthritis."

I started lifting weights and playing a lot
of volleyball back in college. By the time
I was 22, my neck was pretty screwed up.
A good friend knew how to "crack" my
neck the chiropractic way, and that
relieved the pain.

A few years later, I had the privilege of
talking with a very famous orthopedic
surgeon about cracking (knuckles, neck,
spine, whatever); he said,
I believe his opinion carried a lot more
weight than the M.D. who told me
‘cracking is bad.’

When I was about 28, I hurt my back
snowmobiling. At that point it was easy
for me to go see a chiropractor and get
the snap, crackle, pop I needed to relieve
the pain. I only had incidental back pain;
but my friends who saw a chiropractor on
a regular basis all said the adjustments
were critical to their daily comfort
but they also seemed to agree that the
relief is always temporary.

When I was 31, I started learning Tai Chi.
My teacher recommended a special
warm-up exercise he called “Rolling
Stretch.” When I did that exercise, my
back & neck popped and felt a lot better.
When I practiced Tai Chi,
ankles, wrists, shoulders, neck, fingers,
knees, hips, EVERYTHING ! In less
than two years, the neck pain was
completely gone, and strangely enough,
I stopped catching colds and the flu.

I don’t want to trash chiropractors TOO
much. I just want to point out that the
“remedy” a chiropractor provides is also
one that almost always demands that you
go back for more. So in that light, it’s not
really a remedy; it’s temporary relief
requiring periodic, repeating treatments.
And those cost money.

I would love to teach you how to fix
your Self. I have lots of free videos
available on the internet, and inexpensive
videos on DVD. Imagine how much
money you could save by
firing your chiropractor.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. James J. Flood is very professional as well as passionate back care problems; He genuinely likes you their patients as well as in helping all of them feel good. He stands out from other chiropractors because he is not all about the money, however is about assisting you feel better naturally; I would suggest Dr. James J. Flood to everybody!