Stop waiting so long to come in
“Too many people wait to seek help until their pain is severe. But pain is the last signal in the body to turn on to let us know that something is not right. Addressing symptoms early on can change the duration of a treatment plan. Patients often want a quick fix, and that is more likely to happen by paying attention to what your body is telling you, and seeking care in a timely fashion.” —Rubina Tahir, DC, host and producer of The Rx on mynewphilly.com.
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It might feel worse before it feels better
“As I create movement through the spine or extremities, the muscles will try to guard and protect the body. That means that a patient will most likely get muscle spasms and tightness or soreness from the adjustments. I recommend ice to help calm down the muscle spasms and helps with soreness throughout the process.” —Matt Tanneberg, DC, CSCS, sports Chiropractor at Arcadia Health and Wellness Chiropractic in Phoenix, Arizona
My malpractice insurance is just $2,000 a year
“There is this misconception that chiropractic care is dangerous. But if you look at a surgeon’s malpractice insurance, it will be anywhere from $80,000 to $150,000 per year; a medical doctor has malpractice anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 per year; and yet my malpractice is just $2,000 per year. If what I did was dangerous, my malpractice would be comparable to, or more than, that of a medical doctor or a surgeon.” —Matt Tanneberg
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