There is no magic to getting rid of your neck and back pain. Here is the secret:
- Chiropractic care
DEDICATION is the most important step of all. If you’ve read our blogs or followed us on Facebook or Instagram or have been to our clinic, you already know the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, icing, and stretching.
Yet the one thing that seems to always be forgotten is the dedication to making yourself better. My wife and I have 18 years of practice each and have seen what works and what does not work and while we can never guarantee that a particular treatment will work because every case and every person is unique, we can guarantee that if you follow our advice, come for the adjustments and do your icing, and stretching as indicated, you will have the best chance at success.
Look at my recent knee injury. My progress appears to be amazing and I will admit that my recovery has been much faster than anticipated, but it comes at a price: hard work and dedication.
What you see is me back at work after only a month off, practicing without my braces a month later, and bouncing around down the halls like nothing happened. What you don’t see is what it took to get there. In my first two weeks when I was in my zimmer braces I spent over an hour a day, 4-5 times a week, doing cold laser while icing 3 times a day, an hour at a time.
Once I had my staples removed and fitted with my flexion braces, I spent HOURS each day doing my exercises, icing, and doing laser (I couldn’t bend my knees more than 30 degrees at the start!). THIS was my new normal and it was tough. My wife literally forced me some days to come to the clinic for treatment because I didn’t feel like it, because I was tired. But I smartened up, listened to her (reluctantly of course), and went as directed!
My goal: I wanted to show everyone that I had the fastest recovery to get back to work, regular activity, and life, after a double patellar tendon rupture with emergency surgery. I wanted to prove to everyone that if you wanted something bad enough, you can attain it. And while this looked like it was simply a miracle (and I still believe that part of it was), it was not without a whole lot of work.
Everyday we see patients in acute pain who say they would do anything to be able to feel no pain again and get back to normal. Some follow our advice and return to normal very quickly however many do not.
Did you ice and stretch over the weekend?
I stretched but I did not ice.
How come you didn’t ice? I didn’t have time.– one of the most common things we hear
Change (for anything, not just your body) happens over time with effort. If you want to succeed you have to dedicate yourself. We make things easy on you by only asking you to do a few very simple things that you have to do more intensely at the start of your care: come in for your treatment, do your icing, and perform the stretches we give you. We want to see you succeed because then we know that you’re healthy and that’s what makes us happy!
Please feel free to visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/accesswellness! Dr. Jacqueline Boyd and Paul Bajor are the only husband and wife chiropractic team in Airdrie, Alberta. Their practice, Access Chiropractic and Wellness, is located at #120, 52 Gateway Drive NE in the north of Airdrie. They have been in practice in Airdrie since 2004 and in practice since 2001. They have two kids named Liam and Julia and have a large family based practice. They have a vested interest in keeping Airdrie and surrounding communities healthy because Airdrie is also their home.
Drs. Jacqueline Boyd and Paul Bajor are also both registered and active members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).
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