The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931)
Ask yourself…How does the above quote apply to your life? Also, just how far into the future have we progressed since this quote was made by Thomas Edison?
I would suggest that on the one hand it is popular and easy for most people to profess a strong belief in better living habits, better diet and better care of the human frame; yet, on the other hand the use of pills and surgery have increased exponentially. The good news is that the skill, knowledge and resources of medicine has also increased. Each and every day we witness medical miracles. We also might be witnessing the dangers of over-dependence on legal and illegal drugs that may be causing more problems than they fix.
As a chiropractor I work to providing education and resources that, to paraphrase Mr. Edison, ‘interests my patients, family and friends in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease’. In a narrower sense, the importance of the health of the human frame has always been prominent in my vision for living an active, vibrant and happy life. Future posts will most likely show my respect, bias and wonderment of the brain, spine, nervous system.
In thinking about this post I reviewed a few of the more repeated questions that have been asked over the years. I list them here so that you might review them and comment on the questions that you would like clarified as well as comment on questions not listed.
- What can chiropractic help me with?
- What is the cracking sound?
- What kind of education do chiropractors have?
- Will I have to do exercises?
- Will I have to go forever?
- How soon will I get better?
- How much will it cost?
These questions along with many others will be discussed soon. Your comments are appreciated and will certainly influence my discussions. I am excited from a personal level about one question in particular: “How can I prevent…or get rid of…neck pain from so much increased time at my computer?!?” Until next post…”I am glad you asked”.
This information is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions or back problems. This blog is not meant to provide medical advice, diagnosis or mitagation of disease and is meant as a forum of discussion only.
Each of these questions will be posts in the future.