What is Health?

Is losing your health a process or an event?

How long does it take to develop a hole (cavity) in your tooth? Do people suddenly wake up one morning with diabetes, cancer and heart disease? What color were the red bars on your scan before they were red? You know the answers to these questions already. We don’t lose our health overnight. Losing health is a process, not an event.

Is healing a process or an event?

If you fell and broke your wrist, you would go to the local emergency clinic where the orthopedist would x-ray your wrist, set the bone, cast your wrist and send you home. If it felt better the next day and you went to the clinic to ask if they would remove your cast, what do you think they would say? They would laugh at you. Why? How long does it take the bone to heal? A healthy teenager with a simple wrist fracture would take 4-6 weeks for the bones to heal and the cast would have to remain on for the duration. At the end of six weeks, they remove the cast. Would your wrist be 100%? Would you be able to do everything that you were able to do before the fracture? No. It will take at least another 4-6 weeks to strengthen and stabilize the wrist joint. Now suppose you are a 53-year-old woman who slips on the stairs and suffers a complicated fracture of the wrist. Now we are talking about 3-4 months to heal the fracture and another 3-4 months of rehabilitation. So when we recommend your initial care in our office we consider your age and the extent of the damage on your nervous system. Our recommendations include the time to heal and time for strengthening and stabilizing the spine to prepare you for wellness care. Why? We don’t heal overnight.

Healing is a process, not an event. Chiropractic is a lifestyle, not a treatment. What changes are you willing to make in your lifestyle for better health next year?

Which can you improve, health history or health future?

When you entered our office, we asked you to complete a health history form. The fat is that the health decisions you made last year, or 5 years ago contributed to your health, or the lack or it, today. We can’t go back and change your decisions of years gone by.

Honestly ask yourself, are you as healthy today as you were 5 years ago? Will you be healthier 5 years from now than you are today? Creating health is not an event, it is a process. The lifestyle changes you make today will contribute to your health in the future. Even though we can’t change the health decisions you made 5 years ago, with your commitment, we can assist you in being healthier years from now. The continual process of lifestyle behavior change that leads to optimal health is known as wellness. It is possible for you to create better health consistently, year after year - it’s your choice. My wish is for you to live your life to it’s fullest and improve the quality of your life by creating wellness naturally.