Your work is savings lives.
When I say that, it’s not hyperbole and I’m not using a metaphor.
Your work as a chiropractor literally is saving patients’ lives, over and over, day after day.
Of course, I’d be preaching to the choir if I started versing you about the safe, natural and conservative care that chiropractic affords patients. But I think too often, as DCs we get too caught up in the minutiae of our day-to-day role as healthcare advocates and providers and forget the big picture of what we’re really doing for people.
Chiropractors save lives by preventing hospitalizations and risky surgeries that too often end up in serious complications or death.
They keep people off of dangerous prescription painkillers that lead down a dark road of addiction.
Even generally benign drugs like Tylenol kill about 500 people each year and cause 26,000 hospitalizations annually! Now think about the staggering numbers of over-prescribed drugs, painkiller overdoses, and deaths annually!
Chiropractors are far more likely to discover the hidden symptoms of more serious conditions, like heart attacks, where 40% of the time the first symptom is the heart attack, itself and death!
Common health conditions that lead to more serious life-threatening problems like high blood pressure can be treated safely with chiropractic and a wellness plan.
You also play a vital role in helping adults and children naturally combat conditions like asthma, which kills 250,000 people around the world every year.
When patients regularly visit you to get adjusted, they are more likely to take control of their overall health, exercising more, eating better, and less likely to drink heavily or smoke – on top of the incredible health benefits of removing subluxations and making sure the nervous system is functioning optimally.
Thanks to you, your patients are around longer, healthier and happier for their spouses, children, families, and communities. You are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of lives on a regular basis.
Still think I’m exaggerating? Consider that the average medical doctor pays around ten times or more for malpractice insurance than chiropractors! Insurance companies certainly aren’t in the business of losing money, so you know they go over every single statistic and shred of data meticulously before they deem chiropractic as exponentially safer than the traditional medical establishment.
In fact, those same insurance companies report that chiropractic treatment is on average 5 times safer than standard medical care.
In fact, now that I mention it, give yourself a big pat on the back. Or, even better, a big hug, to celebrate the fact that you have one of the most important jobs in the world every day – saving lives.