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Showing posts from July, 2018

You Are Going to Die

                 I know, it’s a morbid topic, but it is absolutely true.  We will all die.  If you think about it, even if we live to be 117 years old (the age I will be if I get to see the year 2100) it’s just the blink of an eye in the grand scheme.   Ever since my grandfather passed away last summer, my own mortality has been weighing on me.   The thought that in ten years, I will be 45; the last ten years have flown by.   I could realistically be a grandpa.   I fall into the trap of what I haven’t gotten accomplished.   My professional life is just barely starting, my colleagues are mid- to late-twenties when they start.   I haven’t traveled to enrich myself.   I could go on… Realistically, it’s not a bad thing to finally face and accept one’s own mortality.   Thinking of how you want to spend the next 70 years.   What you want to leave behind, in terms of your loved ones memories.   How full a life you want to live, and what that means for you.   Some pe
My Chiropractic Story                 It’s interesting, looking back, to note how much chiropractic was in my life before I realized it.   When I was younger, my sister and I would stand on each other’s backs.   Sometimes our upper backs would “crack”.   Since a young age, I would feel like pressure in my upper back would be relieved by having my back pushed on.   My first official taste of chiropractic was during football with low back spasms, which I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts.   When I was being seen by the chiropractor, he told me my left leg was an inch shorter than the other.   He gave me exercises to perform and told gave me a certain frequency that he recommended I see him to get this fixed.   I went one other time and did the exercises and stretches as prescribed and refrained from participating in football the whole duration he recommended.   I only went one time though.                   I was young and foolish.   In hindsight, I wish I’d have gone at least
How Frequently Should You Go to a Chiropractor?                 Short answer, as frequently as you want.   Many people who need chiropractic care have other considerations as well that they are dealing with.   Be it finances, time, or desire many things can get in the way of making your appointments.   Below is a rough rule-of-thumb for how often you should be getting care.   Often how much work you are willing to put into your care will determine how frequently you need to be seen.     Coincidentally, it usually determines how long you need to be seen in each phase as well.                 When you are not following your DC’s care plan; not icing, not stretching, not doing the prescribed exercises; or not giving your body adequate time to heal before resuming activities you will need to be seen more often.   If you aren’t holding your adjustments as long as you think you should, take a moment and assess if you’ve followed all of the care instructions.   Everyone is different a