Band Aids Don’t Heal

Band Aids Don’t Heal

  When you get a paper cut, the natural thing to do (after getting over the intense pain) is clean it up and put a Band Aid on it to protect it from getting irritated. After a few days when the bandage comes off, the cut is hardly noticeable. The question is, did the Band Aid do the healing? Band Aids and Chiropractic Adjustments have something in common… neither one have the ability to heal you. Sure, both are helpful after an injury.  But they can only provide an environment conducive for healing to take place. Band Aids approximate damaged skin to optimize the mending, adjustments approximate misaligned vertebrae to optimize nerve flow – but it’s the innate healing power of Life inside you that scripts the repair. The next time you come for an adjustment to instantly ease your headache, your sciatica or your sleeping problems, understand it’s not the adjustment that produces the result.  Chiropractors don’t perform miracles. The doctor inside you is the one who does that work.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get More Stickies Here Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
When You Stop Feeling

When You Stop Feeling

  Awareness is essential to the healing process. When you get hurt, it's the role of the nerve system to sense the damage and inform your brain (pain) so the healing can start.  Masking the 'awareness' step creates problems. Unfortunately, in an effort to create perpetual comfort, drug companies have become very good at desensitizing people to their own physical and emotional pain alarm systems - and apparently those around them as well.  According to a recent study by Ohio State University, when you take something as simple as acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce your pain, you may also be decreasing your empathy for both the physical and social suffering of others as well. So much for the old saying “...I feel your pain.” While the medical profession and its pharmaceutical cousins strive to numb you, Chiropractors remove tension in your nervous system so you can fully experience your environment and respond to whatever life throws at you, both good and bad.  No one likes to feel pain or discomfort, but we need to recognize it as the body's attempt to save itself. When you stop feeling, you stop healing - not only yourself, but potentially everyone around you. Reference: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/osu-wyt050916.php   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get More Stickies Here Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print...
Feeling a Bit Rusty

Feeling a Bit Rusty

  Does it take a while for you to get going in the morning?  Are you joints stiff and achy when you first wake up, and take a few hours to loosen?  Stiff, tired joints can leave you feeling and acting much older than you are. Motion is Life.  If you let anything sit in one place too long, it’s bound to freeze up like a rusted hinge.  Spinal joints, subjected to long standing fixations (Vertebral Subluxations) are no different.   That’s why maintenance chiropractic care is so beneficial.  Adjustments unlock ‘stuck’ joints before they become painful, arthritic and frozen in place - the longer you wait between visits, the more work required to get them moving again. Like rusted hinges, chronically fixated joints take TLC and more frequent adjustments to become free again.  If you want to avoid that hassle, the smart move would be to visit your Chiropractor regularly and not let them get that bad in the first place.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get More Stickies Here Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
Pounding a Bent Spine

Pounding a Bent Spine

  Hammer a straight nail, and it drives right into the wood.  Hammer a bent one, and it bends even more. The same principle applies to your spine. A properly aligned spine can withstand the forces you encounter every day (like lifting, standing, bending and twisting).  Put an ‘kink’ in that spine (subluxation), and instead of withstanding those forces, your spine succumbs to them – turning normal everyday activities like doing housework, exercising or playing with your kids into occasions for injury, discomfort and disability. Structural integrity begets normal function.  When it comes to strength and performance, your spine needs to be in proper alignment to get any job done safely and pain free.  Keep it in shape with regular Chiropractic care and you'll protect yourself from Life’s daily pounding.   Thanks for Telling the Story... If you're a Chiropractor or CA, help your patients get the Big Idea with a fresh teaching every week! Get More Stickies Here Stay Up to Date! Get notified when new Stickies are published. We promise not to share or spam your email - Sign up below! First Name Last Name Email Address Get Fresh Updates Member Downloads Click the images below to download print versions of this Sticky.      Follow...
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