I am not going back. This same thoughtful reflection was shared by two women in the same week. The first woman was a lively, spirited 20-something reflecting on her first visit to this office. The victim of multiple “minor” auto accidents that had robbed her of energy and even mental clarity, she decided to confront not feeling like a healthy, young adult. School exams had become anxiety triggers as increasing concerns about her memory were creeping in regularly. After complaining to her mother about how the first appointment here was “torture”, her mother wisely requested she be patient. Two months later she was sharing how much she had improved mentally and physically. Current chiropractic “visits are now torture free,” she happily stated.
A lively, active woman in her 80’s, suffering sudden, incapacitating lower back and leg pain, shared with me how tough her recent visit was. “I was in so much pain and when you did what you do (an exam and chiropractic adjustment), it seemed so much worse. I said to myself, ‘I am not going back’. That night, however, I slept so much better and the next day the leg pain eased. I realized I needed to be patient and let chiropractic care help me get back to being myself.”
Forgive me if I sometimes fail to emphasize how much I believe in you and your ability to keep performing your life at your best. I may be thinking it, but without communicating it you need to be a mind reader to know the truth. Patience and persistence bring out the best in you. Let’s do that together.