Student DC Communication is vital to building a successful practice. It’s also the reason many chiropractors fail to thrive. You want to develop a communication style that empowers you for success. Those first years in practice are loaded with excitement, nerves and learning curves. And you know how to check and adjust, but do you know how to build a business? The latter is something with no rulebook. It’s learned by trial and error.
Tech Talk Often new patients come into my office with a chronic back condition and tell me they are frustrated with their doctor. No matter how long they have been seeing their doctor, their condition has not improved. I always ask, “Did they do a digital foot scan? Did they take standing X-rays? Did they do an MRI?” In almost every case, the answer is no. We have come a long way from the early days of chiropractic care, specifically in diagnostic tools.
Wellness Approach Following an acidic lifestyle can contribute to a serious pH imbalance and omega-3 deficiency that can lead to the initiation of long-term chronic inflammation for your patients. Acid-alkaline balance is an important concept in the health of your patients that is seeing increasing support in the literature. Two researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, published a peer-reviewed study that investigated age versus blood-acid levels.
Practice Central As a chiropractor, you are focused on helping your patients regain their health naturally. And what is their top complaint? Chronic pain— including low daytime energy, poor sleep patterns, wandering attention, depressed mood, and difficulty maintaining optimal weight. Relieving patients of these chronic issues requires addressing not just the symptoms, but also the source, which usually resides in the nervous system. It is the central nervous system (CNS), through its beautiful symphony of communication with both the endocrine and immune systems, that truly drives the show.
Research Results Low-back pain is the most frequently reported musculoskeletal complaint among the senior population, and it’s one of the primary reasons why older adults tend to experience more falls as they age. There is a clear relationship between low-back pain (LBP) and an increase in both falls and fear of falling. One way you can help combat this is by conducting an annual balance assessment on older patients and then providing them with appropriate action steps to improve their balance. Good posture is the interdependence of form and function and, to a surprising degree, an external expression of the state of body and mind.