I thought this video was incredible look at the different forms of sugar we consume in a typical morning in America. Diet is hard, because we are always comparing our root beliefs to reality, but it's amazing how OFF recommendations were growing up from what is actually a healthy diet.
There are a lot of different styles of chiropractors in Danville and a lot of different business practices of chiropractors. There are chiropractors that go visit by visit, and there are chiropractors that sell big care plans. There are holistic practitioners, and there are chiropractors that focus on pain relief. In this blog post, I want to talk a little about care plans, and why I don't use them.
A lot of chiropractors use "care plans" for their practice model. Typical care plans look like this:
"I'm going to see you 5X a week for 2 weeks, then 3X a week for 2 months, followed by 1X a week for the next 6 months."
They tell you this because they are trying to make structural changes in your spine, and they feel that consistency is at the heart of making those changes.
I just don't buy it. I see too many patients that come from chiropractors that have been treating them for years on a weekly basis, and they still have tight muscles, joint degeneration, and other musculo-skeletal problems.
You see, I don't think that consistent chiropractic care is going to be fantastic insurance against injuries or degeneration. I think it's WONDERFUL for helping people with acute injuries feel better. Often times we can seem like miracle workers, helping injuries that have been present for years be resolved in a matter of a couple visits.
However, I feel like signing everyone up for a plan leads towards over-treatment. I often can improve conditions like plantar's fasciitis, neck and back pain, headaches, or wrist pain in two weeks. If I sold a 1 year program, I feel like it leads my patient to just end up with buyer's remorse, and puts me in a position that I have to convince the patient that it's still beneficial for them to return.
I would rather see 100 people 4 or five times than see 4 or 5 people 100 times. Help more people, and let other people not be dependent on going to the doctor once a week to feel a little better.
Do I really need to blog?
As just some Chirorpactor in Danville I really want to know if it's worth my time to blog. My SEO guy, who gives me an feverish, "YES!" in reply. I hate blogs... they always seemed like they are written in vague generalities. Either someone has way too much time on their hands, or they just hired a company to write blogs for them. Blogs either seem amateur and not up to date, or just clickbate.
So my goal with this blog, since I'm being forced to do it, is for it not to suck. I'll try to have interesting insights about things that happened to me throughout the week. If I read a cool article, I'll type something out. We'll talk about successes we have in practice, and we'll see where things go. What I won't do is write about the 5 BEST superfoods that will keep YOU healthy in DANVILLE, CA this summer. Everyone knows that we should be eating avocado, bathing in coconut oil, and incorporating omega 3's into every possible situation (can fish oil be used as a deodorant?)
I read this article to see if this 'blogging" was a good idea:
Jury is still out. I might just post funny comics here. Who knows?
One of the most helpful things that can happen is if you want my opinion on something. In the comments, let me know if there's anything that you are wondering about chiropractic, exercise, health or business. I am obviously a world renowned expert in all of these fields.
Dr. Max Lippman