Healthy Links

The following resources have been assembled to provide you with more information available on the internet

Excellent information on proper ways to lose weight and get your body in great shape.
Body for Life

Good site for ways to relieve stress
Tranquility

The American Chiropractic Association
American Chiropractic

Website devoted to the worst medications and which ones to avoid.
Worst Pills

Features articles on celebrities who advocate chiropractic care for health and wellness.
Today's Chiropractic

Ann was in her third trimester of what her obstetrician told her was a medically normal pregnancy when she started having back pain. Because Ann didn't want to take extra drugs while she was pregnant, she decided to visit a chiropractor who advertised as a drugless back-pain specialist. As a result of the chiropractor's talk on drugs, Ann stopped taking the bladder sedatives prescribed for her urinary urgency and planned on attending the chiropractor's upcoming anti-vaccination talk, feeling more like she would not vaccinate her newborn. She seems happy and her chiropractor is pleased. Success? Chiropractic?

Charlie had arm pain for over a year and it started to interfere with his work and home life. He had been to all the medical specialists and tried all their prescriptions, but it was still bad and getting worse. He was almost ready to accept that surgery was his only remaining option, as the surgeons had said, when a co-worker suggested he visit a chiropractor. The chiropractor treated Charlie and was able to control his pain in a matter of weeks. Charlie never had the surgery and now feels much better. He can handle the flare-ups which come every four months or so with a few chiropractic visits and it's far less expensive than even one day in a hospital. Charlie is thrilled. Success? Chiropractic?

Bill had been injured while in the Navy years ago when he was thrown from a tower down to the lower deck in rough seas, landing on his back and hip on the hard steel deck. Ever since, he's had a weak back that would go out from time to time. Years later, Bill visited a chiropractor who explained that chiropractic was not a treatment for bad backs, what a subluxation was and how common they were, and that Bill, whether he had been injured or not, and everyone else who had a spine, is better off without subluxation for as much of their lives as possible. It made sense to Bill who went home and brought his wife and young kid in, and they've been getting checked at least once a week for nearly 35 years and plan to do so until they die. Bill even has had his dog checked. Success? Chiropractic?

Ann made decisions about the use of drugs prescribed or recommended for medical reasons. Ann was given information by a chiropractor, but not about chiropractic needs or concerns. This is a medical story, not a chiropractic story, though I believe medicine would not call it a success. It is more of an anti-drug success story.

Charlie sought help from a chiropractor for his medical needs. As many people do, Charlie understood and accepted chiropractic to be the alternative medical care and, as also often happens, the chiropractor accepted Charlie on that basis. There are those who wish to see chiropractic accepted as medicine or believe that, because of the Charlies of the world who come to chiropractors with medical expectations, chiropractors should fill the medical role. This story is a medical story involving the practice of medicine by a chiropractor. His being a chiropractor does not make what he did chiropractic any more than assisting in the birth of her baby would make obstetrics the practice of chiropractic.

Now Bill also went to the chiropractor with medical expectations. The difference is that Bill's chiropractor would not accept him on that basis and instead educated Bill about chiropractic expectations. Bill chose chiropractic -- not medicine practiced by a chiropractor.

Bill's story is unique among the examples given here. This is not a medical story about a chiropractor. It is a chiropractic success story. Bill's story is unique in another way as well. I don't know Ann or Charlie, I just made them up. But Bill I've known all my life. It's ironic that my greatest chiropractic success story hero isn't even a chiropractor, but his choice of chiropractic then has meant a lifetime free of subluxation for me. Bill's my father.