I want to thank Dr. Ron Grisanti, DC from the Functional Medicine University for this empowering collection of thoughts. This may be invaluable to you on your health journey.
This short message is valuable even if you are not a chiropractor.
For the past 37 years I can tell you with a high level of confidence that out of the thousands of patients I have treated few were ever offered the “option” of chiropractic care for their back pain.
You know what I am referring too.
You find out that your new patient has been suffering with a back issue for months or even years and rarely if ever was your patient told they should consider seeing a chiropractor.
Prescription anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, facet blocks, pain management by a physical therapist are the treatments offered by the caring medical physicians but where in this clinical algorithm do you find chiropractic adjustments/manipulations?
Probably no where.
Despite the fact that chiropractic care is not part of the “approved” traditional medical monograph on back pain does not mean chiropractic care is ineffective.
Far from it.
I can say and I bet, if you are a chiropractor reading this, you will say thousands of back pain patients achieved and still are achieving long-lasting pain relief with your care.
So my point boils down to the fallacy of approved medical protocols outside of back pain.
As a chiropractor we know with every ounce of our being that we have something special that has the power to radically turn the tide on the epidemic of back pain.
Unfortunately this extraordinary chiropractic talent is only used by less than 10% of the population.
Now I want you to “really” think about the “approved” traditional medical algorithms for conditions outside of back pain.
How about arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, high blood pressure and many more?
Now if you look at the accepted medical treatments for the conditions listed above you will quickly find
some of the following medications: NSAIDS, Lyrica, Neurontin, Fosamax, Synthroid, Calcium Channel
Blockers, Diuretics, etc..
Here is my point: If chiropractic adjustments/manipulations are NOT part of the approved medical algorithm for back pain does it not make sense that just maybe the algorithms for the listed conditions above are also faulty.
Omission of chiropractic care for back pain from the accepted medical monographs as an effective treatment is an outright shame.
This issue is not one that will change anytime soon.
The Big Pharma spends billions of dollars on the best advertising companies to hypnotically influence the general
population that drugs are the only option for a host of health issues.
Fortunately, there is a growing population of discerning people who see through the smoke and mirrors of the
Big Pharma movement.
This dissatisfied group of people are searching the Internet, visiting Barnes and Nobles looking for
answers outside of the traditional medical model of drugs and surgery.
They are hungry and aggressively looking for a healthcare professional who can get to the root cause of their
Are you that person?
Are you the healthcare professional who can take on this growing healthcare issue?
I realized approximately 15 years ago that I was up for the challenge and wanted to embrace this healthcare crisis.
I traveled the country clocking CE hours on the topic of functional medicine.
It was like someone turned on a switch in how I viewed the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions outside of
back pain or for that matter most any of the neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
I have to admit it was the turning point in my professional career.
I simply could no longer stand idle watching my patients with auto-immune disease, cardiovascular disease,
osteoporosis and many other conditions NOT get the help they were so desperately praying for.
I wanted to be that beam of hope.
As I dug into the PubMed research portal and read the avalanche of “proven” answers to many of the non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions, I came to the conclusion that it was my “duty” to help these patients with my new founded knowledge.
I can say it was worth every minute of the time it took to learn a “NEW” algorithm that beats the pants off of the traditional medical model of simply giving drugs and surgery.
To identify the cause of a patient’s arthritis, thyroid problem, auto-immune disorder, cardiovascular issue and many other chronic conditions is a game changer and life-saver.
I wanted to share this information because the combination of Chiropractic care and a practitioner that utilizes Functional Medicine may be the combination of care you need to overcome the pain, discomfort and symptoms you’re dealing with today.
This is why I have teamed up with a Chiropractor in my office since 2005.
As a Traditional Naturopath that utilizes the concepts of Functional Medicine, I have personally seen the combination of my care with Chiropractic care be there turning point for literally thousands of clients over the years…and you could be next.
Also, If you have any comments or questions regarding this article please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you’d like to learn more about the Chiropractor I have teamed up with, feel free to visit Yorba Linda Family Chiropractic. I’ll see you there!
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