4 Types of Chiropractors You Should Avoid at All Costs

During my time abroad in France, I got my first adjustment from a chiropractor… it pretty much changed my life. BUT my childhood friend, Cindy, went to see a chiropractor in Chapel Hill, NC and had a completely different experience… Here are the types of chiropractors you need to avoid!

If you have ever visited a chiropractor, you must be aware of their great ability, their compassion and their great services. However, you need to ensure that you are visiting the right chiropractor, who is trained and experienced in providing the services and is successful in getting results. These days, there are many different types of chiropractors who are offering their services. You need to avoid some because they will do not good – instead if you are in the wrong hands, you might hurt yourself and increase your pain.

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Everyone might not understand the signs of a good chiropractor or how to find the bad chiropractor or avoid one. Here are some types of chiropractors, whom you need to avoid under all circumstances.

Provides No Assessment of Health:

Any good chiropractor will always assess your health condition. If, on your first visit, you find the chiropractor doesn’t consider your existing health conditions, you need to avoid visiting the next visit. This is an important part of the treatment because it will mean correct diagnosis of the condition. Any good chiropractor will ask you about your health history, will perform light testing, take x-rays and then consider if there are any signs of injury in the body. If you find that your chiropractor is rushing through different processes and is more eager to fix the next appointment, you should avoid such person.

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Has Poor Communication:

You need to consider how your chiropractor communicates and the clarity which is maintained during the entire process of treatment. When the initial assessment is over, your chiropractor will communicate your existing conditions and how you should improve. You will also be explained about the plan of action and what will be done to help you. If all your queries are addressed properly and you are given the necessary information, you are certainly in safe hands. If this doesn’t happen and your chiropractor does not explain or communicate properly, you need to avoid such a person.

Doesn’t Understand Your Pain or Needs:

Once your treatment starts, any good chiropractor will slowly work to offer relief, keeping in mind the pain conditions. There are many types of chiropractors who simply jump into the treatment process, without even understanding the treatment or the pain you might be going through. Does your chiropractor ask – how are you feeling? Are you feeling better? If not, you need to avoid such a person.

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Doesn’t Think About Multiple Treatments:

There are many good chiropractors who think about different ways to treat the condition and empower the patient. If your chiropractor uses only one technique and doesn’t consider multiple techniques, it might be that he is not aware about the treatments or isn’t experienced. A good and experienced chiropractor usually combines different techniques to help the patient get relief. Also, a good chiropractor teaches the patient several methods of self-care, usually in the form of exercises which helps in the long-run. If you find your chiropractor isn’t doing any additional to help you feel better, you should avoid the chiropractor at any cost.

Be careful about your chiropractor because you should be going to experienced and trained people only and not just anyone who comes your way!

Although her first experience was awful, Cindy did eventually visit
Leigh Brain & Spine, a chiropractor in Chapel Hill that gave her a MUCH more positive experience. Dr. Cosmas Leigh helped her to genuinely feel better. He was the opposite of the 4 things described above!

How is Health Related to Happiness?

We often hear that there is a direct connection between happiness and good health. Scientific evidence also suggests that positive emotions can help in making your life healthier and longer. So, what is the happiness-health connection?

How does it influence us?

Well, do you realize that a lot depends on how you view the glass – whether you find it half empty or half full, can actually determine the risk of cardiovascular disease? This is a simple example of negativity can influence your life decisions and thoughts.  As per the findings, negative emotions of hostility, anger and depression can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. On the other hand, emotions of happiness can help us feel better and keep our heart protected.

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‘Laughter is the best medicine’ – we have all heard this and truly, research has proved that happiness and health are connected. The happiness level of a person has a direct influence on the health of the person. Experiences which bring in positive emotion often help in dissipating negative emotions rapidly. This is what the therapists do – they help people in identifying and help to build their virtues and strengths.

Why Happiness is good for Health:

Happiness fills an individual with a sense of optimism. It brings an attitude of positivity which is quite infectious. Though there are many suggested ways to be find happiness – the common three ways are:

  • Doing things which are good for others.
  • Doing things you are good at
  • Doing everything which is good for you
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Be Happy, Be Healthy!

Besides this, people who are the most optimistic are considered to be the happiest overall. Happiness for most people is all about a sense of purpose and also well-being. A positive attitude is known to translate a number of effects on the health of a person both mentally and physically. These include:

  • Opens the mind to positivity – Optimism is vital and critical for the mental health of a person. It brings in a sense of satisfaction and content, which in turn brings in motivation.
  • Improves Problem Solving Ability – Individuals who are positive-minded believe they ‘can’ and thus, are able to achieve their goals.
  • Protects health – Happiness is known to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is also known to lower blood pressure. A happy person sleeps well, which is important for the functioning of the brain. It helps in maintaining normal body weight with a regular routine of exercises. It also helps in reducing stress, which stops the excessive production of stress hormones.
  • Better Immune System – When an individual is happy it helps in building a stronger immune system. It helps in fighting diseases, helping the person stay healthy, fit and free from diseases.’
  • Longer Life – One of the many other benefits of being happy is being in less stress, having a healthy cardiovascular system and a healthy heart. Sad people, who will constantly complain about things, are more likely to be stressed and anxious, which does have a negative impact on the life of the individual.

Spend your time happily, do things which make you happy and enjoy life!

Mallory B : )

A new beginning!

It’s true – the internet offers a plethora of information, but how authentic is it?

Can you rely on the medical facts or believe the health statistics available, without a second of doubt?

Running on the firm belief that the internet is the storehouse of information, I was overwhelmed, with all the contradictory health information available out there. And that’s how I turned skeptical.

It all began during my pre-med days in France, when I needed to research on medical issues, diseases, healthy living, health facts, healthy diet & recipes and everything which was essential for a healthy life. Scores of articles, blogs and journals offered informative content, but sadly, they often contradicted one another.

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How to find a reliable source?

Even after going through scores of blogs and articles, my choice was limited and restricted to a few authentic sources. And this was quite frustrating!

That’s when I decided – I will do my bit for students like me, seeking genuine information online. It’s tough I knew, needs consistency, perseverance, research and long hours of hard-work, but here I am – all prepared!!

So, it’s some exciting news here!

After requests from my friends and of course my long-time desire to start blogging, I have finally made it happen!  

A warm HUG to everyone reading this now – I WELCOME YOU TO MY BLOG!

So, I am a student, fitness freak, a believer in a healthy diet, nutrition conscious and of course an aspiring blogger, full of positivity and a firm believer in destiny!

My health blog is a sincere attempt to bring together reliable and well-researched health facts, statistics, healthy living tips, ideas and anything which is interesting. You can search by topics and categories as I keep publishing useful information.

But why a Health Blog?

Let’s start with this video… which pretty much sums up the debate:

As for me, I studied medicine and it’s my love for healthy living, and beyond which has always inspired me to provide useful information for all those who are in need. I realized how tough it was for a layman to differentiate between what is correct and what is incorrect, when it is something related to health. I have seen people blindly follow health tips and switch over to healthy diets, without having any inkling how it might affect their health. The reason was simple – they read something on the internet, which was probably not a true representation of facts or was half-truth.

I have seen my cousins and friends searching the internet whenever they are in need for some quick information – be it health facts, statistics, diet, recipe, exercises, diseases and more. Unfortunately, it often led to confusion, dilemma and sometimes anxiety because though there is information overload most of it is scary and repetitive. Often things are represented or written in the wrong way, misleading facts, wrong analysis, half-truths and wrong interpretations make things even worse.

I wish to use this platform to connect with like-minded people and engage with anyone looking forward to healthy stories, latest health news, facts and much more.

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