Remember being a kid and your parents wanting you to try a new food? You would look at your plate with fear at that strange food staring back at you. Your parents would proclaim how delicious it really is, but you just aren’t buying it. Eventually, after some cajoling you do try it. Remember being pleasantly surprised? Being fearful of the unknown is normal. We have all experienced it at some point in our life. The question we need to ask ourselves is if the fear itself is preventing us from enjoying life more and living life better? Perhaps misconceptions are creating the fear and if we were provided with the most accurate information it would change our lives.
Chiropractors and those that work within the wellness field have been known to fall in this same category – fear of the unknown. While we may have heard the word “chiropractor” we may not fully understand what it really means. This misunderstanding could be the result of misinformation, assumptions, or ignorance, but that does not change the fact that we choose to avoid what we don’t know or understand. It is not uncommon for people to visit Damron Chiropractic & Wellness for the first time and seeing a chiropractor is their last resort. Upon finishing their treatment plan they realize that seeing a chiropractor for their pain should have been their first choice of care. They realize the time they wasted on other solutions that simply did not work. They realize that they let misconceptions get in the way of choosing the best option of care for themselves. Seeing a chiropractor has its benefits.
Advocating for yourself means taking the time to learn. Seek to know how to best ensure you live in wellness. Challenge the status quo and never make assumptions, especially the older you get and good health is priceless. If the fear of the unknown is something you struggle with, invest time to educate yourself. You never know, it could end up being that the fear was holding you back from living your best life yet!