So I was talking with my hairstylist the other day while she was cutting my hair and she told me about a bad experience that she had with a different chiropractor…
I was kinda surprised she even shared that with me because most people don’t tell me those kinds of things – they keep it to themselves. But, for some reason she felt comfortable sharing.
She went on to tell me how her sciatica got worse after seeing a chiropractor. Without taking X-rays, discussing anything with her, or even coming up with a plan for her, he just put her on the table and adjusted her. It made it worse. So she went to the doctor who gave her muscle relaxers instead. And she’s never gone back to the chiropractor since.
The minute she told me that, I knew what conclusion she’d made about chiropractic… that chiropractic is for minor problems like sore muscles, but serious problems are for medical doctors.
And that’s exactly what she said… That she should have known that a chiropractor couldn’t help her with sciatica pain. She should have just gone straight to the doctor.
I nearly bit my tongue to stop myself from sharing why everything about her experience and conclusions were just plain wrong. Fortunately, I’ve heard this same type of complaint about chiropractic literally hundreds of times, so I was able to understand where she was coming from.
She simply didn’t know any better.
I paused and peered around the salon…
After looking around for a moment I lowered my voice and asked her, “How many of these stylists would you let cut your hair?”
Under a hushed whisper, she quickly replied, “I don’t let any of these ladies cut my hair. Most aren’t very good… they’re just here for the paycheck.”
I replied, “I understand… And there’s very few chiropractors I would ever trust to adjust me either…”
I saw the lightbulb go off in her head.
What I’m getting at is that just because two people are stylists doesn’t make them equally talented. One might be exceptionally passionate and the other may just be in it for the paycheck.
Who you get will change your experience immensely.
Being a doctor or professional is no different.
To this day I can still remember my 7th grade science teacher, Mr. VonMeter… he made science come alive. It was like magic in the classroom.
But I’ll tell you what, after going through another 13 years of school, having over 150 different teachers – I can only remember about 5 or 6 that rivaled Mr. VonMeter’s talents.
So always remember that your chiropractic experience will vary depending on who you go to… hopefully you find the Mr. VonMeter.
Yours in health,
Dr. Lee Horine, DC MS