Dr. George Burroughs
In my 25 years of being a Chiropractor I have typically seen three types of patients:
1) Those interested in relief from Neck Pain and/or Back Pain
2) Those interested in a Nutritional Approach to Medical Conditions
3) Those interested in Peak Athletic Performance
As you spend time on this website, I hope that you learn a lot about what we do to try to help each of the three types of patients listed above.
First, however, I wanted to take a moment to share with you something that I’ve learned after working with thousands of patients:
PEOPLE DON’T NECESSARILY “WANT” CHIROPRACTIC!
I realize that those words might sound odd coming from a Chiropractor.
Nevertheless, they’re true. People DON’T want Chiropractic.
What people “want”… IS TO FEEL BETTER!!!
Let me say that another way:
When a person has a headache, back pain, TMJ, fibromyalgia…what is the ONE thing that they want?
Here’s a hint: It’s NOT Chiropractic, or drugs, or surgery.
Instead, the ONE thing that suffering people really want is….
Once we acknowledge that RELIEF is the number one priority, the question becomes:
WHAT remedy can bring that RELIEF???
Needless to say, that is just my opinion, but it is an opinion based upon two things:
1) The thousands of patients that I have treated over the past 25 years.
2) Scientific research supporting the role of Chiropractic care.
Thousands of patients, along with a bunch of scientific studies, have demonstrated that Chiropractic care is effective in helping many people find relief from pain. However, here’s something interesting:
Pain relief is NOT, in my opinion, Chiropractic’s strong point:
Identifying, and correcting, the CAUSE of the pain is!
Let me explain:
Although Chiropractic does a great at eliminating people’s pain, if pain relief was a person’s ONLY goal, then they might as well take a “pain relieving” drug.
However, most people want more than getting out of pain… they want to identify and correct the CAUSE of the problem.
And, THAT, in my opinion, is where Chiropractic excels.
Drugs DON’T address the underlying cause of the pain, and, quite frequently, they lead to undesirable side-effects.
Chiropractic care, on the other hand, not only addresses the CAUSE of many health problems, it does so in a natural, safe, and effective manner.
So, how do you know if Chiropractic care is right for you???
Well, the honest truth is that there really isn’t any way for you to know until you’ve been examined by a Chiropractor.
That is, it is only after a Chiropractic examination, that I – or any other Chiropractor – will know whether or not you are a good candidate for Chiropractic care.
Having said that, let me explain to you my policy:
IF, after being examined by me in my office,
I do not think that Chiropractic care will help you,
I will TELL YOU …and then refer you to the type of doctor (or other health care provider) who I think can help you.
And, you won’t owe me anything for that initial visit.
In addition, to help you make the decision to at least “Try Atlas Chiropractic” I have set up articles on this website to help educate you about Chiropractic and how it may help you overcome Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches (including Migraines), TMJ and Fibromyalgia.
I also have included a special page that discusses some of the specific techniques we incorporate at ATLAS CHIROPRACTIC – including Nutritional Supplements.