Off Road, or Off the Mark?

I know you’ve seen them braving the pitted surface of the highway.  Or perhaps traversing a busy grocery store or home improvement parking lot.  Luckily for the driver there’s just enough power and ground clearance to navigate a speed bump before wedging himself into a miniscule parking space.  The Hummer.  Real-life Tonka toy; bastion of raw power and manliness. Relegated to a life on the pavement.  It’s a travesty being played out all over America.  You can almost see these powerful machines hanging their grills in shame as they are taunted by their mud-caked brothers.

The question is: Are you treating chiropractic like a well-dressed Hummer?  Are you using it for total body health and well-being as it was meant to be; or simply to reduce your back pain?  To unleash the awesome power of the nervous system to repair and rebuild the body; or just to get rid of that headache?  To enhance your athletic performance, boost your immunity, and increase your energy; or to merely get over a stiff neck?  It’s time to get off the pavement and into the tough stuff!

Many people are still under the impression that chiropractic is all about fixing up aches and pains.  Are you one of them?

The very first chiropractic adjustment was delivered by D.D. Palmer to a man named Harvey Lillard.  The effect of the adjustment was that it improved Mr. Lillard’s ability to hear.  It was not that it relieved his back pain or headaches or sciatica.

Obviously, if you come to us in pain we will do everything we can to get your body back into balance as quickly as possible in order to alleviate your symptoms.  But the true overriding purpose of chiropractic is to release the full power of the nervous system so that the body is free to express its maximum potential of health at all times.  Using chiropractic for anything less is like never taking your man-machine off-road.  Sure you might look good behind the wheel, but your Hummer will always be pining for the dirt.

If you are seeing us on an occasional basis or only when you hurt yourself, you are missing out on the true essence of chiropractic.  If this sounds like you, call us to get on a schedule of preventative, proactive chiropractic care and let us help you live life to the fullest.

But you rationalize that you bought your Hummer because it has plenty of headroom, and ample cargo space to transport your groceries and lumber.  Nice try. So does the neighbor lady’s minivan.

Now about that adjustment…


About Lucas Kruse, D.C.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, I am a second generation chiropractor. The Kruse family consists of five chiropractors practicing throughout the country. I spent eight years providing medical support for Marines and Sailors as an enlisted Navy hospital corpsman (medic). I have four amazing children, Aden, Ella Dee, Remy, and Dagny. The family is constantly on the move staying active with sports, walking, golfing, and fishing. View all posts by Lucas Kruse, D.C.

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