Good reasons to consider a career as a chiropractor
The motivation to become a chiropractor varies from person to person. If you’re wondering what your reason “why” is, let us give you a few things to consider.
Chiropractors change lives
With the chiropractic adjustment, chiropractors allow the bodies of their patients to operate at their optimum potential. In some cases, this can produce miracles. In fact, the very first chiropractic adjustment in 1895 resulted in the patient regaining his hearing!
“Chiropractic is unique because it’s based on the understanding that there is a universal intelligence that guides and gives order to everything in the universe,” said Life West Director of Alumni Relations Palmer Peet, DC. “There’s an expression of that universal intelligence inside all of us, called innate intelligence. The focus of chiropractic is to restore the expression of innate intelligence, which expresses itself through the nervous system.”
Chiropractors are in demand
According to a study conducted by consulting firm Grand View Research, the chiropractic market size is expected to approach $18 billion by the year 2025. Additionally, 35 million people receive chiropractic care each year, and there are many areas around the world where chiropractic care could help millions more.
Chiropractors meet new people on a daily basis
If you’re a social person who enjoys the company of others, being a chiropractor provides plenty of opportunities to do that. Once you establish where you’d like to practice, immerse yourself in local organizations and groups and spread the word about what you do. Being a part of your community will lead a steady stream of customers to your doors.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENT
Making the decision to see a chiropractor is a great step towards better movement and health. Taking this step starts you on the path to restoring balance, alignment and eliminating chronic pain. But achieving your health goals does not solely fall on the shoulders of your chiropractor.
After your adjustment you may feel amazing, as range of motion is improved, circulation begins to be restored to affected areas, and your muscles begin to relax. You might also experience some tenderness, as your body begins to move into the correct positions. Either is normal, but it is what you do next that can really play into how effective your adjustment is. Read on for tips on what to do after your chiropractic adjustment.
Drink Plenty of Water
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, your muscles and bones are moved and stimulated. This results in the body releasing toxins—the same thing happens after a massage. To flush these toxins from the body, you want to drink a large glass of water immediately following your adjustment. Your water is made up largely of water, and it uses this water to cushion joints, carry nourishment to cells, and flush the metabolic byproducts that occur after an adjustment. Keep drinking more water than normal for several days after your adjustment, to keep your body healthy and properly functioning. Drinking more water is important after an adjustment, but it is also a great habit to get into as part of your daily routine. Dehydration can lead to headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness, and more, so drink more water to stay healthy!
After your adjustment, you don’t want your body to immediately revert to the same position it was in. Avoid sitting for long periods of time after seeing the chiropractor, if possible, and enjoy the mobility that your adjustment has created by going for a long walk, or take a bike ride. If you are headed back to work and have the option of a standing desk—utilize it! Anything you can do to keep your body moving will help the adjustment to hold and prevent your body from immediately reverting back into a bad position. Great health involves mobility and movement, and keeping active after an adjustment is part of the healing process. Other low-impact exercises to consider include yoga, swimming, pilates, or tai chi. All of these can help shorten your recovery time and boost the good effects of your chiropractic adjustment.
Yes, you want to stay active after an adjustment, but you also don’t want to overdo it. When the body is moved into proper alignment, the tendency can be for it to revert back to where it was. Keep this alignment intact by not doing any quick or jerky movements following your adjustment, and not doing any heavy lifting or strenuous activities. Because your body needs to relearn how to be in the correct position, be mindful of your movements for the next day or so. Evaluate how you are sitting in your car—is your back straight? Check yourself when you are at the office, and try to find a position at your desk that supports correct posture. Watch how you lift heavier objects, and make sure to use your legs to assist your back. Once your body is put into the correct position, you will be able to feel the difference, and hopefully evaluate your daily positions to ensure that you create new, healthy postures and movements.
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WHAT HAVE BEEN THE TRENDS FOR CHIROPRACTIC FACEBOOK ADS?
If you were to talk a look at the Facebook Ads in almost any city that is out there you will most likely see a chiropractic office running an ad. The go-to ad for most offices has been what is called a discount deal ad.
This will be something along the lines of “$19 New Patient Special” or any low-dollar amount. This strategy has worked really well on getting new patients to contact the office and come in for the special. But, the main problem with it is the quality of the patient. Most of the time the patient will come in for one visit because they have a coupon, and then will never come back into the office.
WHAT CAN A CHIROPRACTOR DO ON FACEBOOK IN THE FUTURE
Facebook will most likely be heavily marketed to chiropractors in 2019. Which, doesn’t surprise me. The people who sell Facebook Ads are making top dollar. If you are a chiropractor who is looking to run Facebook Ads but are not sure what to do, I recommend checking out this site: Facebook Marketing for Chiropractors
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES ADS?
Many chiropractors would rather stay away from doing paid Facebook Ads. But, what else can a chiropractor do on Facebook? Well, there isn’t really anything other than Ads on Facebook that will drive new patients into your office. But, there are things that an office can do for patient retention.
Essential Tips for Making the Best Of Your Chiropractic Experience
According to The Good Body, at least 80% of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. The prevalence of lower back pain symptoms is also increasing. In 1997, approximately 29.5% of seniors experienced lower back pain. In 2013, however, the prevalence amongst seniors increased to 33.7%. There was also a 0.9% increase in lower back pain symptoms amongst adults aged 18 to 65 in this time period. It is also reported that these symptoms are more prevalent amongst women. Furthermore, back pain causes disability in approximately 20% of women and 31% of men. While there are many different causes of joint pain in general, with lower back pain being one of the most significant problems when it comes to the prevalence of joint pain, we would like to focus on the potential treatment options – with a primary concern about chiropractic care – in this post
It is important to note that a variety of treatment methods are available to treat lower back pain. For example, a doctor may prescribe a series of NSAIDs, also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, to help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. This, however, can result in unwanted side-effects. There is also exercise and yoga that can be used to ease pain in the joints and in the back. In addition to these, many companies have developed products that contain particular natural substances and vitamins for joint pain that has been researched in scientific studies.
The American Chiropractic Association reports that manual-thrust manipulation, one of the primary techniques used in chiropractic care, is able to reduce lower back pain symptoms by approximately 30% in 94% of patients within four weeks. When it comes to prescribed medication, only 56% of patients are able to experience similar results in the same timeframe. They also report that switching to a chiropractic doctor for the treatment of lower back pain can save America as much as $83.5 million in medical care costs per year. Unfortunately, many people are still relatively skeptical when it comes to obtaining chiropractic care for their lower back pain. For this reason, we would like to give you some vital tips on how you can make the most out of your experience and improve the results you are able to obtain from your chiropractic sessions.
Choose The Right Chiropractic Doctor
The most vital part of going for chiropractic care is to choose the right doctor. Since this type of treatment is quite delicate, it is important that you choose a doctor that is experienced in chiropractic care to ensure you get access to the best treatment without having to be at risk of potential errors. Spine-Health.com recommends asking for a recommendation from a spine specialist, physical therapist or physician. These medical experts would most likely have some trustworthy and reliable chiropractic doctors on their contact lists as they may have referred other patients in the past. If you rely on recommendations from colleagues and friends, then do not go with the first option you hear – rather get the opinion of different people and see if there is one particular chiropractic doctor that the majority of individuals you ask recommend. Note that you also have the right to interview a chiropractor before you undergo treatment.
Don’t Forget To Hydrate
Chiropractic care may be a great way to reduce lower back pain, but there are many things that you can do after your session at the chiropractor to further improve your symptoms. One very important factor that you should attend to is hydration. There are small discs that can be found within the spine, which is responsible for absorbing shock. These discs also play a vital role in protecting your back against damage. Water is contained within the discs, but the water is constantly lost and then refilled. The Joint Chiropractic explains that, when you are dehydrated, there won’t be an adequate amount of water to refill these discs; thus causing damage to the spine. This results in inflammation and pain.
What Our Patients Say
What others say about chiropractic care can help you make the right health care choice. Testimonials as written and given from our patients. Out testimonial book is in our reception room for patients to read and share
I have chronic back problems and believe as long as I keep going and also walking and eating right I will keep my back from becoming worse or so bad that I can’t walk or do as much as I use to! Best of all its a great feeling going there because both doctor’s and all the staff are all so caring and friendly and seem to always be cheerful. Thanks to all of you! Oh and yes the massage girls included! ️
I’ve been to different chiropractors over the years and I feel that every one in this office has been the most friendly and helpful. They listen and have helped me immensely in my recovery.
When I was first introduced to Chiropractic, my initial reaction was that it was for people who had back problems. I have since learned that Chiropractic is about overall wellness. Since I have been a Chiropractic patient, I have noticed that my overall health has improved. Also, I have learned that “a headache is not caused by a lack of Tylenol in the blood steam.”
When I was losing my voice and visited a Medical Doctor, the advice was to take a regimen of medications. When I explained that I would have problems with the antibiotics, the recommendation was for me to eat yogurt and cottage cheese. Being lactose intolerant led to another discussion of a stomach problem, the resulting advice was that I could get a stronger medication for it to replace the Chiropractic adjustments and Tums I had been taking (and which my Chiropractor was concerned about). Had this doctor or clinic talked to me for a minute or more about my entire medical history perhaps my visit would have gone much smoother. The end result was that I left the doctors office without a prescription. An hour wasted, and deciding to take my Chiropractors advice; rest, tea with honey and lemon, and vitamins.