By Super CA Jackie
Do You Believe Your Body Has the Ability to Heal Itself?
For many people who walk into a Chiropractor's office the first time, they
really don't know what to expect.
We hear from time to time: "I don't think this is going to work, but I'll give
it a couple of times." Ok, so now you walked in with a negative attitude. Your
Chiropractor will take the time to explain if and how he/she feels Chiropractic
can help you. You still leave the office thinking that this is too good to be
The first thing to understand is Chiropractic does NOT cure. It does not cure
your pain, symptoms and diseases. A Chiropractor will gently give you an
adjustment, which will align your spine and remove spinal nerve interference.
Proper nerve messages are now able to flow from the brain, down the spine and
out to all the organs. Your body has now been given the ability to heal itself.
Patients must follow the care schedule given to them by their Chiropractor. I
cannot emphasize how important this is! How bad do you want to be better? I
wanted it bad!
In 1980, at 18 years old, I had a nasty lower back accident. I slipped on water
and fell in a sitting position straight on the tip of my coccyx impacting my
spine. I couldn't walk for two weeks. Orthopedics, physical therapy and drugs
didn't help me. In 1984, I had refused the Orthopedics suggestion of surgery on
my L4-L5 herniated discs. I complained and suffered for six long years until I
finally found Chiropractic care in 1986. Before I started care at 24 years old,
my body felt like I was 60 years old. (Now at 41, I feel 24) Chiropractic was my
When I walked into my first Chiropractor's office, I had no clue what
Chiropractic was about. He did educate me very well. I entered with a positive
attitude that this was going to make me better. After my exam and first
adjustment, I left his office and said, "I know Chiropractic will help me!" In
my case, I felt great after my first adjustment. To me it was a miracle; I knew
I was going to get my life back.
After a month of getting adjusted 5 times a week, sometimes twice a day, I felt
like my back accident never happened. I started to resume all my old activities.
I knew my injury was healed, but I didn't want to stop getting adjusted. I
noticed the more I was adjusted, the better I felt. I asked my Chiropractor one
day, "When do I stop getting adjusted?" He smiled and said to me, "You will
know." It is now 17 years later, and I am still "well adjusted."
I was only under care a few months as I discovered besides getting out of pain
there was a lot more to Chiropractic than meets the spine! Now I began the road
to wellness. I learned that the symptoms that started after my back accident
were a result of me being so subluxated. I had so many bones out of place
putting pressure on my nerves that my organs were not getting the proper
After so many adjustments, my aches and pains were gone. I had
sciatica so bad,
that I had to wear a back brace quite often or I just crawled around my house
when my leg gave out. Well, the sciatica and brace became history. Headaches
were gone that lasted 3 days at a time, as well as my stomach and digestive
problems. My allergy symptoms disappeared and so did the allergy shots. My
spirit became high again. Due to the back pain I had to live with, I suffered
depression at times. The best was learning how and why my immune system became
so strong. I realized I wasn't getting "sick" anymore. Until I started
Chiropractic care, I was chronic with strep throat, tonsillitis and head colds.
I was on and off antibiotics all winter, every winter. Medication also became
the past for me. Now all the "medicine" I need if I don't feel 100% is an
adjustment. My power is always turned on! I had my answer: to stay healthy and
keep my nervous system balanced, I would be adjusted for the rest of my life!
I started my crusade by referring everyone I knew to
chiropractic care, and
explaining why they should be adjusted. I would tell them how amazing
Chiropractic is and how your body has the ability to heal itself. I also told my
story how Chiropractic changed my life. When I talk about Chiropractic to
someone, I speak it with urgency, authority and from the heart. From one patient
to the next, everyone has their own
Do you have a chiropractic healing story to share? If so, you can email your
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information in your mailing. Also, be sure to mention who your chiropractor
is/was and include their office info if you have it.