It's a pretty basic question, but one I think many chiropractors forget to ask. I always start my patient exam with this one simple question because if I don't ask how
will I know?
Many of my patients are in pain when we meet for the first time. For them, the idea of chiropractic WELLNESS is the furthest thing from their mind. They simply want to be out of pain
as soon as possible. Others may not be in extreme pain, but are suffering from an annoying ache they don't want to disrupt
their fishing trip that they have been planning all year. And, of course, we have many patients come to us seeking out a life change
to create a better future for themselves.
I was taught many times in practice management seminars that the primary role of the chiropractor is educator, because if you couldn't teach a patient about the importance of chiropractic, they won't stay under care long enough to reap the benefits of the work that we do. I disagree. I've found over the last decade that our most important role should be that of a listener. We need to meet our patients on their level and do our best to fill their needs.
We don't educate our patients, we care for them. And that's all they really need to know about the amazing ability of chiropractors.