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Monday Morning Motivation | What Adjustments Do

Posted by William Esteb on

William D Esteb

#8 of 13 things every new patient should know: Adjustments do not treat your symptoms.

One of the greatest errors chiropractors make is neglecting to correct the typical patient’s belief that your adjustments, like the dosage of a drug, are treating their symptom. After all, it’s their symptoms that have prompted them to consult your practice.

This dangerously distorts what an adjustment does. Worse, it makes you responsible for their relief (and its promptness) for which you have little control. This is a recipe for their disappointment and your frustration. How about presenting a more truthful explanation?

“Please realize that our chiropractic adjustments will not be treating your symptom. Let me repeat. Chiropractic adjustments do not treat your symptom. This is a crucial distinction. Instead, our intent is to reduce nervous system interference along your spine. As proper function is restored, your symptoms will likely lessen and health can return.”

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