Q&A # 63


Why does the logic of chiropractic appeal to so many of the public, the thousands of practice members that come regularly for care and not be grasped by so many chiropractors?

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  1. Terri Galant 07/29/2015, 4:04 pm:

    Because the logic of chiropractic to the public requires only the action step of coming to the office & getting adjusted. The logic of chiropractic to the practitioner requires the consistent commitment to educate and to turn people’s thinking totally around. It’s so much easier to just treat symptoms and not tell people what chiropractic really is about. I think the majority of DC’s know the logic of chiropractic but just choose the easier way out in their practice. But since so many chiropractors have chosen the easy road for so long, I find that many of the new DC’s coming out do not have a clue about the BIG IDEA. No one has told them.

    • Joe Strauss 07/30/2015, 3:16 pm:

      Terri, I assume you mean the application of the “logic of chiropractic”. For many practice members and chiropractors, the application of the logic can occur in spite of not truly understanding (or having forgotten it), but only for a short period. That’s why practice members stop care and chiropractors begin to mix. That’s the importance of new practice member education and continuing education for them and ourselves. Your observations are right on!

  2. Claude 07/29/2015, 11:26 pm:


    Any solution to your analysis?

    • Terri Galant 07/31/2015, 7:47 pm:

      Of course this solution is unrealistic, but if money was not involved and chiropractors did not have to “worry” about their school loans, homes, families, cars etc., I think more would practice true chiropracTIC. I think this is evidenced when DC’s go on mission trips and just adjust spines and educate.
      My personal opinion is that chiropracTIC is about something greater than providing a service and getting paid for it. The gift of having a self-healing system is something we have all received without paying so it behooves us who know that to share that knowledge and correct subluxations. If we are doing that, we will be rewarded. That’s the difference in practicing chiropracTIC versus anything else. Everything else boils down to a “business” eventually. True chiropracTIC is a service.

  3. Claude 07/30/2015, 12:37 am:

    By the way, I agree with you wholeheartedly! Most chiropractors, I know, are like rivers, they follow the path of least resistance. Someone very astuced said that once!

  4. Tom 07/30/2015, 2:24 am:

    While I don’t have any numbers to back this up (if I was Reggie I wouldn’t need any numbers as no one would question me, lol) , but I tend to believe that on a percentage basis, just as many chiros get it as the public!

    • Joe Strauss 07/30/2015, 3:19 pm:

      Tom, you are probably correct. That’s why so small a percentage of the public are under chiropractic care and so few chiropractors are OSC.

  5. KA Deyoung 07/31/2015, 11:28 pm:

    When I entered Logan College of Chiropractic in the late 1970’s, I was told that only 3% of the population saw Chiropractors. Forty years later, the last % of the population seeing Chiropractors, I heard was 10%. It may be slow yet it is in the right direction- there is much yet to be done & we must each do our part.

    Ever heard of the “100 monkey syndrome”?? A fine example of how thots & ideas spread & take hold .

    John F. Kennedy ones stated “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try” / Winston Churchill said “Never, Never , Never give up” Chiropractic is a sacred gift.

    • Claude 08/01/2015, 12:13 am:

      When Reggie originated his famous BRILLIANT quote: “CHOOSE what is right, not expedient, and wash your mind of ALL compromise”, he was talking about integrity and responsibility. Integrity is honoring your word and responsibility is for YOU to CHOOSE to be the iCAUSE in matter of YOUR life! It’s not about the “circumstances” of your life, as Robert Berkowitz would say, it’s about YOUR choice. So simple… yet so hard! šŸ˜‰

    • Joe Strauss 08/01/2015, 10:27 am:

      KA, all most of that 10% (if your statistic is accurate) is doing is becoming part of the outside-in, medically, therapeutic thinking majority. More people go to osteopaths than in the 1970’s because osteopathy reflects an allopathic model (actually they always did. It’s just that now the medical doctors accept them because the have abandoned Still’s original philosophy). If your statistic is near accurate it is because as the great chiropractic philosopher, Pogo said: “We have met the enemy and he is us!” Check out three previous posts about the 100th monkey especially http://chiropracticoutsidethebox.com/2009/01/01/r-i-p-the-100th-monkey-is-dead.

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