I was asked a question about why we’re here, why you do the things that we do. Because, in our office we take pride in the fact that we do things differently. There are a lot of reasons why we do. One very specific reason was this young girl that I got to meet, and her name is Claire.
The reason why I got to meet Claire is because I was spending time with this Chiropractor, and this particular Chiropractor all she did was take care of kids, and gosh this was probably almost 20 years ago. This mom brings her baby to this chiropractor and says, “Is there anything you can do for my little girl, Claire?” Claire was two months old. Claire had Down’s syndrome, but there were a bunch of other things going on with Claire.
She would just kind of lie there and she would stare blankly into space, she didn’t really look around at her environment, she didn’t really look around at the people around her, she didn’t cry or make any cute little baby noises. She would just lie there and stare. She would move her legs around a little bit, she’d move one arm a little bit, but then she had one arm that she couldn’t move at all. There were so many things going on with this baby, so this chiropractor, she starts to check her spine and she realized as she was checking her spine that the very first bone of the neck was shifted way out of position.
She did something I had never seen done before. She takes this baby, she turns her over onto her side and with her finger she gives Claire this little adjustment. When she did that Claire let out the most horrible scream I have ever heard and I thought, “Oh my goodness, what in the world did this chiropractor just do to this baby?” She cried and cried and cried and I was really thinking there was something wrong. Eventually mom looks up at the chiropractor and she says, “That’s the first time Claire’s every cried, ever.” Boy, did she? She just let it all out. She cried and cried and cried, but then we were excited because this had never been done before. Eventually Claire stopped crying and when she stopped crying she had opened her eyes and started to look around. She opened her eyes and started to look around and she opened her mouth and started making cute little baby noises, and that arm that she wasn’t moving before, she actually started to be able to move. All these things she wasn’t doing before she got that first adjustment.
I was able to be there for a few days and on my last day there they had gotten Claire to a point where they could roll her over onto that bad arm, she could roll herself over, pull the arm out from under her and even start to lift up her head just a little bit. All these things she wasn’t doing before she had gotten that first adjustment. It was an amazing thing to be able to see. Now, she still has Down’s syndrome of course, but she got her life back, she’s doing the things that a cute little two month old baby girls is supposed to be able to do.
It got me thinking about some things that we do in here. One thing that we do, and we do a good job of it, and that’s to help people get out of pain. We do that every single day in here. Another thing, and something that we’re really, really committed to in here, is to help our patients to get their lives back, to get you to do the things that you want to do, get you to live the life that you’re intended to live, get you to feel the way that you’re supposed to feel. To do that, we do things just a little bit differently, and we have a good time while we do it.
Claire was some of our motivation to change what we do and to focus more on just getting you out of pain, but to bring you into an entirely new expression of what health looks like. If you feel like you want to get your life back, if you feel that you need to make a change in your health and what you’re dealing with and what your body is going through, then I encourage you to experience chiropractic, I encourage you to try chiropractic today.
I’m going to include a link, you’re welcome to ask any questions as we go through this video here. If you do I’ll be happy to answer them. A couple of things that I’m going to ask, because it’s a very common question, is, when you say you’re going to help me get my life back, what does that even mean? How does a chiropractor even do that when what you do is focus on back pain or neck pain or something like that? Here’s how and here’s why: when it comes to health and your body in general, what’s the thing that controls everything? Yeah, it’s our brain. What happens is, your brain sends messages down the spinal cord out of all the nerves and those nerves travel to every single part of the body. As long as that pathway is clear your body functions really well.
Different things happen that will affect the way that the body is functioning. Let’s say you go through stress, like a physical stress, a chemical stress, or an emotional stress, and those different stressors place pressure on your body and eventually put pressure on the spine causing these very subtle misalignments in the spine. When that happens, it puts pressure on the nerves that travel out of the spine, and those nerves travel to every single part of the body, they can affect your health in so many ways. When you think about chiropractic you might think the spine is going to affect the back, and that’s true, but those nerves that travel out of the spine, they travel to every part of your body and they will affect your health.
As a chiropractor, what I’m going to do is, we find those places where things aren’t functioning well and we correct them. When we start to correct them, when we start to make changes, then you will notice not only that you feel better but your body will function better and you’ll be healthier in the process. When you release the pressure off of the nervous system it’s going to change the way you’re feeling, it’s going to change the way you’re healing. In the longterm it will change your life. I invite you to experience that today.
I’m Dr. Emil Tompkins. Our office is Tompkins Family Chiropractic. I’m thankful that we’ve been able to spend the last 13 years … In a couple of weeks we’ll be celebrating our 13th anniversary. I want to invite you to experience chiropractic for yourself. You want to know how to get your life back, go see your chiropractor today. If you don’t have one, I’ll post a link in the comments section here that you can click for a special offer from our office. I thank you so much. I hope you have a wonderful day, and we’ll talk to you soon.