Often I hear the comment in the practice, “I need to be fixed”, “You’re going to fix me right doc?”, “Sit here honey, mommy’s just going to get fixed now.”
I always had a challenge with this vocabulary. Fixing means that something is broken.
Unless you break a bone, break your skin or internal organ with some trauma, you are not BROKEN. I don’t think of your body as BROKEN when you come here to see me. When you come here for care, I am not fixing anything, and you do not need to be “fixed”.
The adjustments RE ALIGN your spine, TAKE PRESSURE OFF your spinal cord, BALANCE your muscles. Your body will do the rest.
When you take the position that something is wrong with you, that you are BROKEN, it takes your power away, and makes it seem like you need something external to your body to get well. It gives me the responsibility to get you better, and takes it away from you.
But that’s not how healing happens.
Your body needs no help, just no interference. Your body can heal itself, it just needs the right environment inside. My role is to remove the interference, educate, and inspire you to make other healthy lifestyle choices. Your job is to see them through, and take control of your health.
Then I looked up the word FIX in the dictionary…and I had to rethink my position.
Fix: to repair; mend; to put in order or in good condition; adjust or arrange
So let’s agree that although I just might ‘fix’ you with an adjustment, its not because you are broken but because you are choosing to repair tissues that have been strained, put them in healthy order, and adjust your body to more optimal functioning.
We are not here to fix something that is wrong with you but rather to restore what is right with you, to return your body to its natural state. You are whole and complete just the way you are.
You just need your Chiropractic Fix!
Love it – so well put.