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Ebbing and Flowing-Life and times from inside the chiropractic ropes

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Ebbing and Flowing-Life and times from inside the chiropractic ropes

I love chiropractic. I wonder how many people really love the career that they are involved in? Without a doubt if you set out to be a chiropractor yet didn't love it, you couldn't survive, as it is faced with incredible challenges, yet huge rewards being part of the profession. 

So what are the biggest challenges of being a chiropractor? Well, for me it is definitely the prejudice that so many people seem to have when it comes to chiropractic. I'm not really sure how life is for insurance brokers, car salesmen, lawyers, real estate agents and bankers but I suspect many within these careers would experience similar prejudice.

The intriguing aspect is that the main topics that create some of the negative views about chiropractic are in fact the aspects that make the most sense to me as a person who has been involved with the profession for 28 years. I will elaborate on a few of these points and add my perspective.

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    Once you start going to a chiropractor you have to keep going!-- Come on, are people serious that they think a chiropractor tells people they have to keep coming and then the person just does it because they were told they have to. This is garbage! No-one has to keep going to  a chiropractor if they don't want to. Why do many people keep going? Simple-Because they see the benefits-End of story.
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    Chiropractors state that the spine influences the whole body! Simply put, the spine does influence the whole body purely because the spinal cord and nerves lie so closely to the spine. The key point to make is that no chiropractor believes that every issue that can happen in the body is due to the spine, but with a subtle change of that sentence, many chiropractors state that no matter what issues are happening in the body, it is possible to have chiropractic care. 
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    Chiropractic has no  research to back it up! Incorrect. There are vast amounts of research, about many different aspects of human function and healing that have been published. However when compared with the amount of research into drug based medical intervention chiropractic has less research. Why? Primarily because research costs a lot of money, and drug companies sponsor a lot of research that involves the use of drugs. Naturally the drug companies have no interest in research that looks into health and wellbeing without the use of drugs. 

There are reports that people should plan for 5 careers in a lifetime. Not 5 job changes in the same industry, but 5 complete career changes. I am so glad to have found my calling almost by accident at a young age. I will never shut my mind to a new career path one day, but even if that did eventuate, I would always provide chiropractic care on top of whatever new path may eventuate. After all, it only requires a set of hands and a bench.

Yours in Health

Dr Michael Bloom


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Dr Michael Bloom

Dr Michael Bloom has a wide and varying interest in what it takes to live a healthy and happy life. He has over 20 years experience as a chiropractor in Europe and Australia and has attended over 40 post graduate seminars and courses. Currently he has a particular interest in the declining posture of society and the health implications associated with poor posture.

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