I love when patients ask this question! We should all want to get better all the time. One of my mentors, Dr. Reggie Gold, put together “the four levels of patients” for his practice members years ago. I want you to give yourself an honest assessment of why you get adjusted and see how you can level up!
1. Being subluxation free
2. Prevention and health maintenance
3. Getting rid of disease
4. Musculoskeletal conditions
Let’s start from the bottom and work up! The bottom level is musculoskeletal.
This means muscle and bone conditions. If you are in this level you are getting adjusted to relieve muscle aches and pains. This is the lowest level of chiropractic and is typically the entry level for a lot of patients because we have been taught to chase and cover symptoms our whole life. The majority of chiropractors work in this space because pain relief is easy to explain and insurance might cover minimal care here. This type of chiropractic care is like robbing a bank and stealing the pens. You are missing THE POINT.
Level 3- getting rid of disease. This seems like a step up but it is still treating symptoms. When I adjust you, the power that made the body heals the body. Whether it’s pain or disease, the body heals — this is why you get adjusted.
Level 2- Prevention and health maintenance. This is another step up… Think of it like brushing your teeth so you don’t get cavities. At this level you get adjusted weekly so your body heals and works at its highest level! Aches and pains and disease will come and heal but at this level you know you are getting the most out of your body. At this level you start to realize that chiropractic is something you should do on a regular basis for the rest of your life and consistent chiropractic patients save $1,000s on medical bills every year! Chiropractic literally puts money into your pocket.
The top tier of patients desire to live a subluxation free life. You would probably be here if you knew what a subluxation was… Subluxation is a misalignment of the spine that disrupts the communication of your brain to all areas and functions of your body. It is the road block between you and optimal health and optimal life experience. Being subluxation free means that you get adjusted not only to feel better and be free of pain and disease, but because it means that you are functioning and healing at 100%. At this level you are expressing life at its fullest and experiencing your life at the fullest. You are a better spouse, co worker, parent, kid, etc. You have better energy, sleep, thoughts, healing, etc…. At this level you desire to experience the best you can out of this one life you have. You know that a subluxation free life is living a life of freedom. Freedom to heal free from unnecessary drugs, medications, and surgeries. Freedom to experience connection with your loved ones, your family to the highest capacity. Freedom to be connected to your innate purpose in life, the why of your existence. Freedom to express your most authentic self that God created you to be…