I’ve said it before but it bears repeating…


…practice members may bring in their children for care and still not understand chiropractic, but it is a sure bet that if they do not bring in their children they do not understand it.

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  1. Michael Duncan 07/01/2013, 5:36 pm:


  2. Steve 07/01/2013, 10:02 pm:

    Hey Joe,
    The assumption here, I believe, is that if they knew what we knew they’d understand as we do.
    I hate to say but I think your statement is devisive. It presumes only we know the truth.
    It is only our opinion that tells us our interpretation is best. Chiropractic has always been about the Subluxation and the significance of the Subluxation has not changed. It was foremost in DD’s mind as well as BJ’s. What has changed is why reconnecting with Innate Intelligence is so important. A closer connection to god, the cause of disease, a detriment to life in general, are all still valid, depending on your view. If Chiropractors cannot agree we should give the public the same right. The right to choose how Chiropractic plays a roll in their life should be undeniable. For PD (Practice Director) and PM alike, each to his own ( without condemnation ).
    That said I prefer OC for it’s simplicity and uniqueness as well as it’s applicability to all the vertebrata.

    • Straight DC 07/01/2013, 10:37 pm:

      I agree with you Steve.
      If we think that it’s because of improper education on our part, that parents do not bring their in, then that makes for a neurotic chiropractor. We cannot contol what anyone decides to do with the information we give them.

      • Straight DC 07/01/2013, 10:39 pm:

        Sorry. . . . the word “children” should follow the word “their” in my previous post.

    • Michael Duncan 07/02/2013, 4:42 pm:

      Steve & Straight,

      Here is an article below that I wrote a number of years ago for the Garden State Chiropractic Society Newsletter. And while Joe’s statement is correct, it has nothing to do with freedom of choice in spite of the truth. Or denying the truth and choosing not to consume chiropractic based on other factors.

      Most chiropractors do allow a pm to choose how chiropractic plays a role in their life. But that doesn’t mean that we need to compromise OUR objective as to why/how we offer and provide the care. For example, just because someone chooses to leave their kids home or use chiropractic as a band-aid or expensive aspirin only when they hurt doesn’t change our objective or our message.

      And I do believe that it DOES fall onto the shoulders of the chiropractor to educate, and do so properly, because no one else is going to do it for us. In fact, our own profession HAS been educating for almost 118 years, yet most are STILL doing it wrong. It can and must be done. Accurately, adequately and and without resulting neurosis.

      No, you cannot DIRECTLY control the direction of someone’s decision and what they do with the information, but you can almost guarantee that without the proper education, you will also lose all hope of INDIRECTLY contributing to it. You may not shoot 100% at any point in time, but you’ll be guaranteed to miss 100% of the shots you never take!


      • Straight DC 07/02/2013, 6:36 pm:

        Who said anything about compromising our objective? It is totally true that every effort must be made in educating the public. That’s a given. That must be our number one goal and we should be coming up with new and creative ways to do that all the time. In fact, since we addressed “chiropractic research” in this blog recently, we should be “researching” better & better ways to get the message across. As we continue to clarify and tell the story “over & over & over & over again” as Claude says, then it’s up to them.

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