Everyone prioritizes his or her health differently.
Many chiropractors attempt to change the value a patient places on his or her health. They imagine that they can reason the patient into prioritization. Or educate a patient into prioritization. Or nag them. Or scare them. Or shame them into taking their health more seriously.
Lasting change doesn’t work like that. Instead, these attempts usually do little more than annoy patients and make them feel inferior. Which is hardly helpful.
A far more practical approach is to take a long-term view and wait for “something to happen.”
The birth of a child. The loss of a parent. A tragic automobile accident. Suddenly losing one’s job. Cancer.
Something happens. It’s these life-changing events that can often prompt someone to reevaluate their priorities. Showing up accepting and nonjudgmental with those who don’t currently value their health may inspire them to return when they do.
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