At least three supplements can be recommended to patients in virtually every type of chiropractic practice. These three can be the cornerstone of your nutrition practice or simply provide additional support to a targeted patient base. These three are beyond the rote recommendations of magnesium, fish oil and vitamin D. There’s no question that the latter should be recommended. But your patients are smart, and you can do better.
The research around CBD, and the therapeutic applications and are in a continuous state of flux. But right now, it appears to be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, and it has no apparent drug-drug interactions, tolerance-building effects, or overdose potential.
Many chiropractic practices across the country are filled with patients seeking relief from pain. Of course, helping patients with pain relief is one way to serve those in need. Adding qEEG brain mapping and neurofeedback therapy allows the doctor to market to one or more niche areas that they are not currently addressing.
Detoxification is a popular term that has been used loosely in recent times. It includes a wide range of protocols and practices. The underlying rationale is that the environment is full of toxins, chemicals, X-rays, pollutants, herbicides, and pesticides, all of which cause damage to cells, proteins, and DNA. These free radicals accelerate aging and are even linked to cancer.
Keeping great patient records includes documenting all the services rendered on a given day. The biggest elements missing from chiropractic treatment plans are usually the ancillary services a doctor intends to use such as traction, ultrasound, electrical stim, etc.
While the adjustment is still the profession’s bread and butter, there are now additional avenues to be explored that can not only help patients feel better faster, but also raise your bottom line and profits. It goes without saying that if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Most practitioners want to expand on that toolbox.
Getting medical referrals is not only crucial to building a thriving business, it helps improve patient care. Chiropractic is proven to be the best solution for back pain, so building relationships for medical referrals is a win-win.
Helping your patients make healthy changes to their diet and exercise patterns is an effective strategy to implement when dealing with heart disease and metabolic problems. A multi-approach plan that minimizes inflammation and optimizes digestive processes will help patients burn excess fat while satisfying hunger.
Low back pain impacts not only our patients but also businesses. Data shows that low back pain in the workplace has reached epidemic proportions. As chiropractors, we have the ability and the responsibility to help our patients improve their health and wellness.
Taking first steps in your chiropractic career. I graduated from chiropractic school in 2003, and I saw my first patient in my own clinic in March 2004—three months after graduating. That is how long it took me to get my board scores, pass my jurisprudence exam, and paint the walls.
Keto is the trendy diet of today. But for those who want to avoid a surplus of animal products in their diet, a modified keto diet might be a better option. It allows for a higher net carbs allowance and encourages plant fats such as coconut and olive oil. It can help weight loss as well as boost cognitive health, balance hormones, increase energy, and many other benefits.
Everyone knows that chiropractors treat the health of the spine, and when it comes to treating both acute and chronic spine pain, chiropractors are in an excellent position to use a variety of tools to not just ease patients’ discomfort, but to fix the cause of the problem as well.