I'm guessing that many of you are looking forward to being able to hit the beach or the pool in a few short months, like myself, after such a brutally cold winter. Which reminds me of an analogy I came up with that brings to light just how similar a swimming pool and Chiropractic care are. However, at this point you may be asking yourself, “How exactly does a swimming pool have anything to do with Chiropractic?” Well in all actuality, a swimming pool has much more to do with Chiropractic care than the miracles, cures, treatments and all of the other many things that Chiropractors go on about when talking about the benefits of Chiropractic care.
For example, let’s say you have a swimming pool that was installed over twenty some years ago and this swimming pool hasn’t seen any kind of maintenance done to it in all the twenty some years of having it installed. Despite the fact that you’re swimming around in basically a cement pond, you still play in it, swim laps in it and do all the other things you do in a swimming pool, although it looks and smells more like a cesspool than a swimming pool.
Then one day a man comes along and says to you, “Hey, I can have this swimming pool cleaned and maintained for you so you can get the most enjoyment out of it for the many years to come.” At first you’re skeptical, but decide that if he can make your pool time more enjoyable, “Why not?”
So the man goes about his business of cleaning your swimming pool. Afterwards when the man is finished, you’re amazed by what you see. You can now see to the bottom of the swimming pool, it no longer smells like a sewer nor do you when you get out of it. It’s just an all around much more pleasant experience compared to how the swimming pool was before… “It’s a MIRACLE!”
Well in all actuality, there’s nothing miraculous about it. It’s what should’ve been done from the very beginning, when the swimming pool was installed over twenty some years ago, instead of waiting until it became a crisis situation.
Chiropractic care is no different. If those people under Chiropractic care that are experiencing the miracles and cures while under Chiropractic care had been maintaining their spines from the moment of their birth, these “miracles” and “cures” would have been taking place all along without them being perceived.
People need to understand that they would get the most out of Chiropractic care by maintaining their spines on a lifetime basis from the moment that they took their first breath until they took their last breath, just as Chiropractors do for themselves and for their families.
Chiropractic care is a lifestyle, not a treatment for some sort of condition or problem. Until people understand this important difference, Chiropractic care will continue to be viewed as some sort of treatment or therapy for conditions or problems instead of being utilized from the womb to the tomb to maintain the vital communication of life between the brain and the body, through the nerve system, to allow the body to be able to perform and function at its maximum potential. Just as Chiropractors do for themselves and their families.