We’ve all heard it: The definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
As individuals, what happens when we hurt ourselves – do we keep doing our usual routine hoping in time we will heal? How far down the path of injury do we go before finding a different approach? To some of us, the idea of change is overwhelming. Others seek care with the first pang of discomfort. Both are right. Either way, a tipping point is reached that causes us to seek care. People find our office because they are looking for lasting solutions.
One of my most favorite aspects of our office is that we do not put all patients on identical treatment plans. No doubt many patients would respond to this care – chiropractic is just that great. Even after being in the industry nearly 20 years, chiropractic care and our body’s response to it continues to amaze me. Which is why if patients don’t respond to care as expected, we ask ourselves what needs to change to get a change.
We focus on actually seeing the person before us as a whole – not just the location and severity of pain. Just as there are such vast differences between all of us as individuals, there is a broad spectrum of treatment modalities available but only a few may be the key to helping someone feel well.
Would this person respond better to deeper or more subtle body work? Do they need to back off an activity for a period of time or add some strengthening movements? Our treatment approaches take into consideration each individual need. Is the problem originating in a distant part of the body? Is our diet or other organ system out of balance which is contributing to symptoms? Are we missing crucial dietary ingredients temporarily or long-term to be healthy? Do we need imaging to see exactly what is happening with our injury? Do we need to be referred to another office for more appropriate care?
The doctors and staff at Southern Oregon Sports and Spine specialize in low force chiropractic, massage and rehabilitation. Each of us has different special interests and training. Heather Escobar, D.C. is a mom of three children. She is certified in pediatrics through Logan University and is Webster technique certified, which is a method of improving neuro-biomechanical function and balance for a smoother pregnancy and birth. The doctors and staff at Southern Oregon Sports and Spine specialize in low force chiropractic, massage, and rehabilitation. You can learn more about the office at www.sosas.us.