"Start with Why."
A great book by Simon Sinek about great companies starting with just that question.
So, I thought it about time to share my why to 2 of the most frequent questions I get asked:
Two great questions that I had to answer before even thinking about being able to help others!
So I'll answer each of them during this blog, each important.
So stick around for the whole thing for a look into what drives Restore Family Chiropractic!
Question 1: Why did I become a Chiropractor?
Short answer: I care about people getting better using a natural approach.
Long answer: I know my short answer is cliche. So I find it necessary to include more detail:
I have always had a strong desire to see people healthy. But I also had a desire to identify the underlying causes of issues instead of covering up symptoms. And I wanted to find ways to get to the root cause. And in my preparation for choosing a career, I found Chiropractic pop up a lot.
***Really Quick*** I am NOT saying there are NEVER moments when covering up a symptom is the wrong thing to do. To just function through the day, I get it. BUT it shouldn't be a long term solution, hence, correcting the underlying issues should be a priority!
Everywhere I looked for natural solutions for common ailments, Chiropractic was there. So I started my long journey towards becoming someone who could help.
And not just help, but educate and help people make great decisions regarding their overall health. Because, to be honest, Chiropractic can't cure everything, and if it isn't the best solution for you, I want to help you find what is.
Question 2: Why did you focus on one aspect
This one is due to a personal story.
But premise: If you don't know this about chiropractic - not each one of us is the same.
One more time for dramatic effect:
Not all chiropractors are the same!
Just as others can specialize and focus within their respective field, pediatrics, specific conditions, long term care, etc, chiropractors can as well!
So, back to my personal story -
I wanted to find a way to help people get rid of their health concerns for good, forever, completely.
During my search, early in school, I had someone very close to me, my wife, going through extremely bad hip pain.
Hip pain so back that by the end of the day, she would get home from work and cry out in pain.
And I couldn't do anything to help her. Talk about the worst feeling.
She went to her M.D., had x-rays, was told nothing there was nothing to diagnose and there wasn't much that could be done except to manage the pain. Not the best news.
So, we finally had a chance to try out my new profession and what it had to offer as I was just getting started in the program.
She started getting adjusted via Traditional Chiropractic:
If you have ever been adjusted, chances are you have been adjusted this way as well.
Adjustments to the spine to create temporary decreases in pain, muscle spasm and increases in range of motion.
They can be very beneficial for some, but for my wife she got minimally better and then it always came right back soon after her adjustments.
Enter Structural Chiropractic.
She was analyzed and was found to have NeuroSpinal Shift in her lower back, leading to her hip problems. (underlying cause leading to symptoms)
She then started to get adjusted via Structural Chiropractic:
Small adjustments to the spine over time resulting in a better foundation and reduction in NeuroSpinal Shift, resulting in reduction of the secondary conditions. (I.E. Hip pain.)
Then, one day, she came home and said she had NO ISSUES ALL DAY.
No more pain at night, when she woke up, at work, walking, sitting, ...
And it has been that way ever since! She has now even gone through pregnancy, without the common aches and pains thanks to Structural Chiropractic.
MY PATH WAS SET. I knew that this is what I wanted to do for people who had lost hope and have been told there were no remaining options.
Because that is where WE were.
She, tired of coming home only to be able to lay on the couch the rest of the night in pain.
Me, helpless to do anything for her.
I don't want ANYONE to be in that situation.
So, now you know WHY.
Finally, if you know of those who are in that situation, tell them about having more options. Structural Chiropractic SAVED our household, which is why I want to share it with others!
Yours in Health,
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